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Software Enhancements Make Moxa's UC-7400 Products Even Better

Moxa Technologies announced today that the firmware for their UC-7400 series of embedded computers will be getting a major upgrade. New functions will be added to increase UC-7400's versatility and make it more convenient for application developers.

The IPtables and Open VPN features will be of particular interest to designers of industrial Ethernet networks. By adding this capability, Moxa has turned UC-7400 into an economical and easy to use Internet gateway that is suitable for industrial networking applications. All of the new features will be available at the beginning of June in Ver. 1.5 of the firmware.

Five new features will be available with the new firmware. The first feature adds cardbus support for 802.11g wireless LANs, providing a connection speed of up to 54 Mbps. In addition, the new USB Flash Disk support can combine with UC-7400's CF storage capability to give users greater flexibility for data storage. The PnP (Plug and Play) design of UC-7400's USB host driver makes it easy for users to store and retrieve data from the USB flash disk. Another new feature is the added support for IPtables and OpenVPN, which makes UC-7420 suitable as an Internet Gateway. Firewall protection is included, and the Virtual Private Network solution provides data encryption of TCP/IP transmissions to give users protection against hackers.

The last two of the five new features are included for the benefit of UC programmers. Since the vast majority of UC applications require uninterrupted service, a new Watch Dog Timer (WDT) API was added. Programmers can call the WDT API from their own application program to create an automatic reboot capability. In this way, when the application program encounters unexpected errors UC-7420 can reboot automatically to provide uninterrupted service. The final feature is the Windows Tool Chain, which is a useful tool for programmers who develop applications for UC-7400 on a Windows platform. The Tool Chain simulates UC-7400's Linux root file system on a Windows PC, making it unnecessary to set up a separate Linux environment for application development.

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