Embedded Systems September 2000 Vol13_10

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Integrate e-mail, FTP and Web-based control functionality in Industrial Equipment, Office Equipment, Home Appliances, Consumer Electronics Application examples • Remote reading of utility meters, • Remote maintenance of industrial, office and home equipment, • Industrial control and programmable logic controllers • Communication with vending machines, automatic teller machines, point-of-sale terminals, home security systems, surveillance devices, air conditioning, heating and sprinkler systems. Features • Direct Internet connectivity to any equipment through any telephone line and any Internet Service Provider. No need for an extra modem or a gateway PC; • Ability to select protocols (POP, SMTP, HTIP, FTP) depending on target application (send or retrieve e-mails, download files, display a web page); • Availability of simple interfaces with the client application . The OEM can connect its device to the serial port of the SmartStackrM reference design, or integrate the chips (DSP, Flash, DAAs) within its design using the standards connectivity tools provided by eDevice, or port its application (for small applications only) on the DSP used for SmartStack™. Advantages • Complete connectivity. The modem and the Internet protocols are provided together. The client only needs to connect its application to SmartStack™; • Minimal cost and footprint. As the complete solution (modem software, Internet protocols stack, client application or interface with client application) fits in a single modem DSP, there is no hardware cost or space added compared to a simple modem connect ivity; • Minimal integration . The real t ime integration between the modem and the Internet protocols stack is done by SmartStack™. SmartStack™ also offers standard interfaces to connect the client application to the Internet protocols.

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