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New Bluetooth device gateway runs on uClinux

Aug 7, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Updated Feb. 22, 2002 Waltham, MA — (press release excerpt) — Wireless Networks Inc. today announced that NetSilicon's NET+Works device networking platform is providing the connectivity for Wireless Networks' href=”http://www.wirelessnetworksinc.com/prod_bluelan.htm” target=”_blank”>BlueLAN access point, which allows wireless Bluetooth devices to access Local Area Networks. BlueLAN enables mobile computer or mobile phone users to connect their devices to the enterprise, SOHO, and public “hotspot” markets, such as airports and convention centers, via the Bluetooth wireless protocol.

Wireless Networks' BlueLAN is a LAN access point that allows multiple Bluetooth devices to access a local network through the BlueLAN's Ethernet port. This new technology allows Bluetooth-enabled mobile users to send and receive emails, surf the Web, and access other LAN and WAN resources. In addition, the company is designing DHCP, Authentication, Network Address translation and a PPP server into the LAN access point.

Wireless Networks deployed NetSilicon's complete open source connectivity solution, which includes a 32-bit ARM7TDMI RISC system-on-chip processor that runs uClinux, a form of the embedded Linux operating system.



 
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