Mosaic Web Enables Instrument Controllers and Operator Interfaces

Mosaic Industries has released its Ethersmart WildcardTM, a 2″ x 2.5″ expansion board that brings web connectivity to any of Mosaic’s embedded controllers and operator interfaces.

This low-cost peripheral card connects with standard Ethernet cables, allowing instruments to communicate with other computers on a Local Area Network (LAN). With it, you can connect to your controller from a web browser anywhere in the world to monitor its status, diagnose problems or update its software. An application program can send emails to transmit data or alert other computers on the network when significant events occur.

This new member of Mosaic’s Wildcard family uses the Lantronix XPort(TM) which combines an x86 processor, flash memory, 10/100 Mbit Ethernet network interface controller, and RJ45 jack. An on-board UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter) buffers data between XPort and host controller. The XPort can be shut down while the interface is not in use to conserve power.

The Ethersmart Wildcard implements the SMTP, HTTP, TCP/IP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP protocols to establish and manage communications. Precoded software allows your application to compose and send email to a specified LAN IP address, open or accept a TCP/IP connection to send and receive binary or ASCII data, and accept connections from a web browser, serving out dynamic web pages in response to queries. The device Ethernet-enables any of Mosaic’s embedded controllers, single-board computers, and operator interfaces.

About Mosaic Embedded Computers
Mosaic embedded single board computers sport powerful real time controllers, high resolution displays and touchscreen-operated graphical user interfaces (GUI), and a wide selection of modular analog ,digital and communications I/O.

About Mosaic Industries Inc
Since 1985, Mosaic Industries, Inc. has been providing off-the shelf customized hardware solutions, from analysis to product design, for numerous applications such as industrial control, automation of industrial processes, product development and/or product upgrades, data acquisition, and scientific instruments. For further information call 510/790-1255.