Connect One has just released two new MCU-optimized device servers with additional LAN and WiFi capabilities for enabling Internet connectivity for serial devices that run M2M (machine-to-machine) applications.
In addition to support for UDP and TCP sockets, the iLAN-100, a 10/100BaseT device server, and the iWiFi, an 802.11b Wireless LAN device server, also incorporate support for upper layer Internet protocols, such as SMTP, FTP and HTTP, for remote management and control.
The iLAN-100 and iWiFi include also allow remote updating to configure the onboard iChip Internet Controlle™ engine and to configure and manage the
When IP-enabled by iLAN-100 and iWiFi, devices can act as servers and easily be managed via Connect One's Device Connectivity Server, even when the device is located behind a firewall or NAT (Network Address Translator).
The logical interface between the host device and iLAN-100 or iWiFi is Connect One's AT+i Protocol, a high-level Application Programming Interface, which permits customers with limited Internet programming resources to Internet-enable their devices by writing just a few commands in their application.
Using the AT+i SerialNET operating mode, no changes are required in the host
application in order to convert data into TCP/IP packets and send them over the Internet.
The on-chip Internet engine includes updateable flash memory to store the Internet protocols and configuration parameters and SRAM to prevent packet loss. iChip supports up to 10 simultaneous TCP and UDP sockets for multitasking Internet sessions and two TCP listening sockets for acting as a server.
Each product includes a DB-9 connector to attach to the host serial device's RS-232 port. iLAN-100 includes an RJ-45 connector to attach to the 10/100BaseT Ethernet LAN, while iWiFi includes an 802.11b compact flash adapter.
Both iLAN-100 are iWiFi are available now. iLAN-100 costs $115.00 in lots of 100-999 units. iWiFi costs $270.00 in lots of 100-999 units.
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