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World Wireless Communications Inc. recently announced the formation of an operating division that will focus on the development and promotion of the company’s web-enabling technology, “X-traWeb,” which allows devices to be monitored from anywhere in the world using an Internet connection.
Unlike most competing technologies, no proprietary protocols are used in X-traWeb’s open-architecture solutions, the company says.
X-traWeb is fully TCP/IP compatible. The open-solution approach adopted by this technology meets current and emerging international Internet communications standards — an important benefit when compared to closed, proprietary solutions.
“This product has generated considerable excitement in the marketplace, as it has a wide range of applications,” said David Singer, president of World Wireless.
Applications include electric, gas, and water utility management; hvac systems; security and access control; environmental monitoring and control; franchise chain information management; vending machines; and Internet service provider value-added services, among others.
X-traWeb consists of two components, the “X-Node” and the “X-Gate.” The X-node is a miniature http webserver available on a 1-sq-in. embeddable board, or as licensed firmware.
X-Gate is a small, rugged Internet gateway device that replaces the more common gateway, the PC. In general, the PC is not suitable for use in X-traWeb solutions because of its cost and the need for regular human intervention, the company says.
The connection between the X-Nodes and X-Gate can be either wireless or wired. Equipment that is concentrated in a single location can be hardwired directly to X-Gate. In situations where the equipment is spread out over a wide area, World Wireless says its digital radio links offer a reliable, economical solution.
Formed in 1995, World Wireless Communications Inc. is a developer of wireless telemetry and communications systems, technology, and products. The company develops, manufactures, and distributes components for the X-traWeb network, a convergence technology for the monitoring and control of remote systems through the Internet; and spread spectrum radios in the 900-MHz and 2.4-GHz bands.
For more information, contact Don Wallace, executive vice president, X-traWeb Division, 913-652-0353, ext. 102; dwallace@ worldwireless.com (e-mail); or www.worldwireless.com (website).