Wireless Applications

Eurotech Launches Helios Platform

September 10, 2009

The programmable edge controller aggregates and delivers data from edge devices, such as sensors and distributed monitors, to the network core for analysis and action. The platform supports both wired and wireless connectivity.

COLUMBIA, MD /PRNewswire/ -- Eurotech Group, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products, and systems, announces that it is launching the highly configurable Helios edge controller platform. The Helios platform offers data access and control on the edge of the cloud, to aggregate and deliver data from edge devices, pervasive sensors, and distributed monitors to the network core for further analysis and action. The Helios platform offers the greatest possible flexibility:
  • Flexible hardware. Select an Intel Atom Series Z5xx processor-based configuration, at up to 1.6 GHz, with memory and video display options.

  • Software options: Choose Windows Embedded Standard, Windows CE 6.0, or Wind River Linux 3.0 for the operating system.

  • Programmable: Quickly go to market with simple-to-use APIs, offered within the Eurotech Everyware Software Framework (ESF).

  • Connectivity choices: Use wired or pre-certified wireless network services for devices for cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi access within the secure and rugged USB bay area.

The Eurotech Helios platform can be equipped with the Eurotech ESF middleware to offer the "industry's first easily programmable edge controller system." With ESF, OEMs have a Java-based middleware framework as a starting point for their application coding, leading to faster time to market and ultimately future-proofing and greater market success.

"Combining our configurable hardware platform, Helios, with the ESF middleware gives Eurotech customers the greatest range of flexibility, in I/O options, connectivity choices, and object-oriented programming," comments Arlen Nipper, President and CTO at Eurotech Inc. "The Helios platform is the next step in our product progression, and gives our customers the ability to go to market quickly with proven embedded hardware and software technology in a truly application-ready and programmable package."

"With the Helios platform, Eurotech launches a packaged device that makes it easy for OEMs to select Intel-based architectures for applications that are part of the 15 billion connected devices Intel sees in the near future," said Joe Jensen, General Manager, Embedded and Computing Division, Intel. "With software and hardware configurability, Eurotech offers leading Intel technology to give OEMs a high degree of flexibility to deliver medical, transportation, or industrial applications to precisely meet their users' needs."

Eurotech designs and manufactures a range of innovative embedded single-board computers, application-ready platforms, and configurable systems for customers who operate within the transportation, medical, communications, defense, security, and industrial industries.

The Helios platform will be generally available in the first quarter of 2010.

About Eurotech
Eurotech is a global leader in the design, development, and production of application-ready embedded computers and systems. Eurotech architects systems that help companies bring their products to market quickly through the latest technologies, with advanced graphics capabilities, low-power consumption, and robust functionality. Eurotech specializes in helping customers connect their applications to the latest available wireless, mobile, and enabling technologies. Eurotech develops digital technologies aiming to create a better world by making everyday life safer and more comfortable, today and for tomorrow. For more information, please visit the Eurotech Web site.

Helios, Everyware, and ESF logo are trademarks of Eurotech Group or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.

Intel, Intel Atom, and the Intel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corp. in the U.S. and other countries.

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