Orlando, Fla. – Continuing its drive to establish device software optimization as a viable development strategy for companies deploying diverse connected, but heterogeneous, devices, Wind River this week rolled out a new management suite that combines remote diagnostic tools and a scalable device management platform.
The company took the wraps off the new suite of tools new suite of tools at its annual World Wide User Conference here this week.
The platform combines tools for both developers who need remote access to distributed devices during development and for companies which have deployed devices into the field. It incorporates an internally developed Field Diagnostics remote diagnostics system and an upgraded version of Wind River’s Workbench Diagnostics, a root cause analysis system with workgroup collaboration facilities.
The Wind River Management Suite also packages a number of already existing remote management and diagnostics tools used by developers of distributed and connected embedded devices, including SNMP, Command Line Interface (CLI), Web Server, and MIBway, and a Wind River developed Management Integration Tool that combines all of these into a common application programming interface.
The combination, said Naren Nachiappan, vice president and general manager of device software management at Wind River, fills both a long standing need of developers as well as a newly emerging demand from OEMs and companies with multitudes of deployed devices that need to be managed to prevent failures, and when they occur, a quick and cost effective way to access, diagnose and repair remotely connected devices.
The Field Diagnostics package, he said, is a standard, secure tiered-architecture that leverages relational databases, J2EE application servers, and Web services technology for enterprise-class scalability.
As part of the Wind River Management Suite, the newly enhanced Workbench Diagnostics is tightly integrated with the Field Diagnostics package to offer new self-management features, support for additional processor architectures, and a new workgroup configuration.
“The new workgroup features help developers collaborate to create and manage the libraries of diagnostic instrumentation, patches and procedures used to monitor and test multiple devices,” said Nachiappan.