Network technology company Lantronix has claimed that its Device Server technology can provide Internet browser connectivity to virtually any device with a serial connector, writes Paul Phillips.
The popularity of mobile devices, such as laptops, PDAs and mobile phones has led to large amounts of data being held remotely. Internet-enabling these devices would mean this information could be shared.
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Device Server allows users to gain real-time access to data, which at present lies dormant on many standalone devices. In addition, Lantronix has introduced a software developer's kit to allow users to create custom applications to meet their own connectivity needs.
Mike Sollars, Lantronix UK sales director, said, "In mission critical environments, uninterruptible power supplies and other dumb devices, such as hubs and routers, store a wealth of valuable information. Internet-enabling such devices allows network managers to monitor, predict, and diagnose problems on the servers that businesses depend on.
"For heightened security, Device Server displays a single IP address to the outside world. Apart from reading the status of the device, the software allows many standard remote management features to be accessed via the browser."