In a move to bring Internet services to non-users (97% of the population) – but, importantly, also to a much wider range of industrial devices – Spyglass in the US has launched MicroServer and Device Mosaic into Europe.
MicroServer is a scalable, ultra-thin World Wide Web server designed for embedding in non-PC devices. Spyglass says that it’s open, non-proprietary and `optimised for the leading embedded operating systems’.
Spyglass’ Device Mosaic is similarly the industry’s first full-featured, thin browser. It requires just 1.7Mb, is modular and, the company says, can be scaled to Web-enable non-PC devices – including industrial equipment.
Xerox is the first MicroServer licensee, and functionality covered could include diagnostics, status data, etc over the Internet.
Randy Littleson, Spyglass vp of marketing, said that Web servers are now being used as the interface technology for information.
* Spyglass’ Partner Services is being doubled to cope with the company’s anticipated huge growth in demand.
* Ranges of Internet applications and packages have been launched to support the diversity of Web access requirements. Go to http://www.spyglass.com.