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LinuxDevices: Linux-Based "Gateway Server" Remotely Pilots Model Airplane

Sep 16, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Telly Cooper)

"Intrinsyc Software has helped pioneer the development of intelligent connected devices with the CerfBoard reference platform. Intrinsyc has developed embedded platforms that target headless and display based applications running on a variety of processors and has developed a custom Linux distribution to take full advantage of the CerfBoard's capabilities. With the addition of IBM's WebSphere Micro Environment's Java Powered Runtime Environment, the CerfBoard has evolved into a powerful, versatile embedded gateway server. This remarkably small gateway server can be used to remotely administer and monitor any connected smart devices.

"A 'gateway server' is a system that acts as a bridge between the Internet and an intranet of local devices, allowing you to talk to and control any connected device. For example, a home gateway server could connect to various devices in the home to allow you to synchronize your lawn sprinklers to weather reports on the Internet. From your wireless PDA, you could turn on lights, set your VCR, monitor your alarm system, or even fly a plane. The range of applications is virtually unlimited..."

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