VersaLogic, Argon bring network boot up to embedded computers

Eugene, OR; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada—VersaLogic Corp. and Argon Technology Corp. announced June 9 that they've developed network boot capability for three of VersaLogic's embedded computers: Jaguar, Bobcat, and VSBC-8 processor boards.

06/16/2003


Eugene, OR; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada— VersaLogic Corp. Argon Technology Corp.

MBA provides VersaLogic customers with the ability to remotely manage client devices. It is compatible with all major network boot protocols. OEMs can integrate the Argon boot code into the BIOS of VersaLogic computers. Once the client computer is configured, administrators can access it remotely, perform remote boots, deploy applications, and perform maintenance tasks such as virus scans and file backups.

The network boot technology eliminates the need for local storage media such as hard drives or flash memory. An embedded computer using this technology can be installed within equipment, connected to a network, and will perform with little to no direct input for the life of the computer. Administrators can use Argon's Client Management Services (CMS) software in combination with the MBA for even greater client control and remote capability.

'This is a product combination with great OEM potential,' says Tom Barnum, VersaLogic's sales and marketing VP. 'Remote client boot management is just starting to become recognized as a time- and money-saving technology.'

While remote boot options aren't new to the embedded market, BIOS support is. VersaLogic's Jaguar, Bobcat and VSBC-8 motherboards use Embedded BIOS 2000 from General Software, recently upgraded to make it easy to add Argon's MBA Boot ROM.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Integrated mobility; Artificial intelligence; Predictive motion control; Sensors and control system inputs; Asset Management; Cybersecurity
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me