Devicescape Software has released Devicescape Secure Wireless Client 1.0 (SWC). The SWC is an embedded software package that helps office and consumer electronics manufacturers bring next-generation Wi-Fi client devices such as converged mobile handsets, digital cameras and digital televisions to market quickly.
Devicescape says easy-to-use Wi-Fi devices presents steep engineering challenges for device manufacturers, but their package helps designers go to market faster, with greater differentiation and lower development costs.
SWC's features include comprehensive Wi-Fi security, including WPA/WPA2 personal and enterprise, and a broad range of authentication methods. It also provides off-the-shelf integration with the Windows CE 5.0, Windows Mobile 5.0 and Linux operating systems.
"There continues to be an ongoing increase in the use of Wi-Fi technology with embedded systems, especially within consumer electronics devices," said Matt Volckmann, embedded systems software analyst at VDC. "Devicescape's SWC offering provides interoperability with today's most popular device operating systems, enables developers to incorporate the latest wireless security features into their designs and squarely addresses the growing demand for wireless device connectivity."
Devicescape's SWC comes with pre-validated support for the latest client Wi-Fi chipsets from Atheros, Broadcom and Marvell. Pricing for licensing the Secure Wireless Client 1.0 begins at US$50,000 per project.