|EZURiO Introduces New Intelligent Dual Processor 802.11 Modules|
St. Louis, Missouri, USA – April 14, 2008 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications, today announced a new generation of intelligent wireless modules from its EZURiO business unit.
These new modules allow M2M designers to quickly add 802.11 connectivity to virtually any product at a low cost.
EZURiO’s new 1-2-3 approach allows M2M designers to bypass steep wireless learning curve and evolve from concept to mass deployment using a new generation of intelligent devices.
Despite the millions of available Wi-Fi access points, it is incredibly difficult to embed wireless connectivity into machines. Laptops are typically the only devices utilizing wireless capability – until now. EZURiO’s intelligent wireless modules allow designers to connect devices not previously connected in three simple and evolutionary steps.
For existing products, EZURiO’s cable replacement mode provides an automatic, ad-hoc, configurable link between products with no need for any hardware or firmware changes beyond connection to an RS-232 port.
Products with an on-board processor can be modified to enable wireless connectivity by using the high-level control interface of EZURiO’s 802.11 modules. All the designer needs to understand are basic concepts such as SEARCH and ATTACH to design a fully connected product.
For new product designs, the internal processing power of EZURiO’s modules can replace the need for any other processor. Coupled with UWScript – a fully featured, wireless-aware scripting language – complete products can be designed around EZURiO’s modules.
These new intelligent modules allow designers to bypass the steep wireless learning curve and evolve from concept to production in applications such as remote metering, ePOS, fleet management, energy conservation, and more.
EZURiO’s pre-approved, dual processor 802.11 modules bring wireless connectivity into the scope of any product, however meager its processing capabilities. Little bigger than a postage stamp, these modules include a complete 802.11 device server, a UART interface for data and control, 12 GPIO lines, and two 10-bit ADCs. A tightly integrated web server can access these signals for remote display or accept external control commands. One of the processors also runs an embedded interpreter with EZURiO’s UWScript language, providing full wireless connection control, as well as the capability to auto-run user application scripts.
These feature-rich wireless LAN modules are only 25 mm x 35 mm in size, include industrial strength WLAN drivers and TCP/IP stack, full UART interface, secure WEP and WPA2 implementation, as well as Bluetooth co-existence and co-location support. Their low-power operation is ideal for battery powered applications and are available with either an integrated or external antenna. A low-cost development kit is available for fast prototyping.