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Linux-based I/O server for real-time data streams

Feb 29, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

CHICAGO, IL. — PRNewswire — Computer I/O Corporation, a leading provider of software and services that simplify network access to live and real-time data streams, today announced the release of the Easy I/O Server, a Linux-based network I/O server. The Easy I/O Server is a flexible network I/O appliance that leverages the versatility of Linux and Computer I/O's new middleware technology to bring… cost-effective, real-time networked data streaming capabilities to embedded and enterprise application developers.

The Easy I/O Server delivers an entirely new approach to the creation and remote access of I/O servers, peripherals, and appliances for telecommunications, multi-media, or any other application utilizing real-time data streams. It's I/O middleware technology provides unified interfaces for applications, network access, and real-time data collection and transfer. Computer I/O designed Easy I/O to allow application developers to quickly deploy and access a streaming data server without the need to understand low- level real-time and network programming issues. With its browser-based hardware configuration interface, and universal application programming interfaces, the Easy I/O Server helps reduce software development and maintenance costs, and cuts the time to market for new embedded and enterprise network data applications.

“Easy I/O Server frees up application programmers to manage and process the content of real-time data streams, instead of dealing with low-level real- time programming and connectivity issues,” said Hussein Sallam, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer at Computer I/O. “It's the first solution that enables the building of deterministic, web-based enterprise applications.”

Computer I/O debuted the Easy I/O Server at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo earlier this month where it won first place for Show Favorite in the Server Category. Among the companies with Linux-based solutions in the server category were IBM, Hewlett Packard, Compaq Computers, SGI, TurboLinux, and Atipa.

“With Linux evolving as the platform of choice for Web and application servers, network-enabled Easy I/O running on Linux machines is a key enabler for the next generation of broadband applications,” added Jason Smith, Vice President of Marketing at Computer I/O.

Easy I/O Server's middleware technology is specifically designed for embedded and enterprise application developers who traditionally struggle with the complexities surrounding real world data sources which are live, continuous or high speed in nature. It simplifies the creation of real-time I/O servers, peripherals, and appliances on standard Linux computing platforms. The Easy I/O Server is accessible from Windows NT clients with a browser-based hardware configuration interface, a C-callable API, and Computer I/O's patented Virtual File System for file-based access to real-time data streams.

About Computer I/O

Computer I/O Corporation is a leading supplier of software and services that simplify network access to live and real-time data streams. Through its software-based Easy I/O product line, Computer I/O is dedicated to giving embedded and enterprise application developers the ability to easily create and access network I/O servers for real world data. Computer I/O products and services address the needs of the
communications, multi-media, industrial automation and defense industries. Founded in 1988, Computer I/O recently received funding from SpaceVest, a venture capital firm specializing in technology development, to market its Easy I/O solutions. Computer I/O is headquartered in Laurel, Maryland with field sales offices in California, Texas, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

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