A Feature Rich, Deployment Ready Wi-Fi® Embedded Solution - PremierWave EN is a high performance industrial ready ARM 9 system on module suitable for M2M applications. It is offered as a small removable module with integrated Flash and RAM and dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n capabilities. The PremierWave EN is an ideal solution for embedded applications that require simple development, ease of use and a proven robust high performing solution with network connectivity. Developers can save time and reduce the complexity of developing subsystems with high speed memory, Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking that can be easily integrated into real products.
The Power of Linux
All PremierWave EN System-On-Modules come preloaded with Full Embedded Linux and U-Boot making it simple and easy to add custom software and applications. Full source code of the Linux BSP is provided, along with a Linux cross-development environment. The PremierWave EN can use GNU C/C++ tool chain for Linux and Windows or similar and supports third-party SDK.
With an unmatched portfolio of security technologies, PremierWave EN goes far beyond compliance with the popular 802.11i, WPA and WPA2 wireless security specifications. It ensures data integrity and privacy for highly sensitive requirements such as medical or financial applications.
Scan, Gather and Report Radio Parameters
With an unmatched portfolio of security technologies, PremierWave EN scans current AP and Received Signal Strength radio parameters, as well as authentication and negotiated encryption types for the current association, and displays them on a web page. This enables remote technicians to diagnose problems as they occur and troubleshoot over any IP network without a service call, reducing support costs and unnecessary visits.
Web Server Technologies
Featuring Linux, PremierWave’s integrated CGI-capable web server transforms a standalone device into a networked product that can be managed remotely via a standard web browser. CGI capability enables users to remotely monitor and collect information from the device in real-time and send the information to dynamic web pages.
Flexible & Intelligent Design
The PremierWave EN is a 400MHz ARM9 processor with up to 64Mbyte of SDRAM and up to 256Mbyte of NAND Flash. Included is a Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n with an on-board antenna and option for external antennas and diversity, two serial interfaces (up to 921 kbps), USB 2.0 Full speed Host/Device Port, SPI and I2C interfaces. PremierWave EN provides the flexibility to locate the antenna and connector based on design requirements. PremierWave EN also includes a user-controlled, intelligent power management option to shut down the radio during periods of inactivity, minimizing current power consumption.
FCC Certified for Immediate Deployment
PremierWave EN is module-certified by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enabling OEMs to leverage the Lantronix FCC license grant and bypass 802.11 regulatory testing. PremierWave EN has been pre-tested for European telecommunications regulations.
The customer – a leading manufacturer and designer of barcode scanners, with over 40 years experience was challenged to develop a point-of-sale (POS) terminal for scanning coupons from mobile devices such as smart phones. The terminal will contribute to the creation of an online-to-onsite (O2O) retail commerce solution. The smart terminal device has several functions including a barcode scanner, printer and an 802.11 network interface.
The customer needed a small embedded controller that had an 802.11a/b/g/n interface with enterprise security. Could Lantronix® provide an embedded wireless solution that has a small form factor, is cost-effective and secure?
- Small form factor to easily integrate with their barcode scanner
- UART interface for scanner and network
- Enterprise level security and encryption (AES, SSH, SSL) to ensure data assets are protected
- Extended transmission range with dual band Wi-Fi® (802.11a/b/g/n)
Lantronix PremierWave EN Embedded Wi-Fi System on Module
The customer's engineers felt that the PremierWave® EN embedded wireless system on module was the most logical solution. The PremierWave EN offered high performance networking with 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless connectivity for the data connection back to the host server. It also provided enterprise level security to protect data from being hacked. PremierWave EN's small form factor allowed it to be easily integrated into the design of the terminal. In addition, they were able to connect the PremierWave EN directly to the scanner's host UART interface and tunnel their data transparently and securely to the application database.
The solution was seamless and effective. PremierWave EN receives the barcode data from the scanner's host UART and then sends it to the application data server via Wi-Fi or 3G network. When the application data server receives the barcode data, it will confirm/approve the data from the consumer; if it is approved, then the terminal will print a coupon for the consumer.
- Greatly improved consumer satisfaction at retail locations
- Enabled configuration and connection to 10/100 Mbps or an 802.11 Wi-Fi network
- Ease of use - provides seamless Wi-Fi connectivity for online-to-onsite retail commerce
- Highest security - including secure AES-CCMP, SSL, SSH, and TKIP encryption
- Improved reliability and extended transmission range with 802.11 a/b/g/n with selectable dual band radio (2.4GHz or 5GHz)