Press Release: Synapse Wireless Introduces SNAP Connect E10 | SNAP-to-Internet Appliance

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For Immediate Release: April 27, 2010

Synapse Wireless® Introduces SNAP-to-Internet Appliance

Firewall-friendly, SNAP® Connect E10 bridges SNAP, Wi-Fi, cellular
and Ethernet

Huntsville, Alabama – April 27, 2010 – Synapse Wireless®, Inc. today announced the SNAP Connect E10 embedded appliance, providing seamless connectivity of SNAP, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and even cellular traffic to centralized applications, databases or storage. The E10 uses a powerful 32-bit RISC processor running an open, embedded version of Linux. It includes SNAP Connect software for easily bridging the Internet to devices running SNAP, Synapse’s instant-on, self-healing mesh network operating system.

The E10 appliance can collect data from SNAP devices for centralized storage, database processing or application monitoring, making it extremely easy to view or control devices over the Internet. The E10 bridges SNAP networks across TCP/IP, without requiring firewall configuration or policy exceptions.

The E10 doesn’t require any programming, but does provide access to SNAP nodes from custom applications developed in most standard programming languages, including Python, C, C#, C++, Java and even Visual Basic. These applications, as well as the SNAP devices themselves, transmit and accept standard remote procedure calls (XML-RPC) as well as updating ‘over the air’. Full Linux services are also available to administrators and natively hosted applications.

Other benefits at a glance:

  • 32-bit RISC processor running at 400Mhz
  • 256 MB Flash, expandable through external USB drives
  • 64 MB RAM
  • RP-SMA external antenna
  • Synapse RF Engine, 2.4GHz, IEEE 802.15.4
  • 10/100 Mb Ethernet & USB 2.0 ports

Pricing and Availability

The E10 is available in May with a MSRP priced at $199 (USD) for 1-unit quantities (volume discounts available). For more information, visit Synapse-Wireless.com/SNAPe10.

Synapse SNAP Network Operating System

Synapse’s SNAP network operating system is an Internet-enabled, IEEE 802.15.4-based, instant-on, multi-hop, mesh network, software solution designed to cost-effectively run efficiently over a range of popular microprocessors and microcontrollers. SNAP has a very small memory footprint of only 45KB, thereby leaving more space for user applications. SNAP can support up to 16 million nodes in a single network. Since these are peer-to-peer mesh networks, there is no single point of failure: any node can talk directly to any other node that is in range, and any node can talk indirectly to any other node via intermediate nodes – SNAP networks are self-healing. Users can interactively develop applications using a high-level English-like language called Python. No embedded programming experience is required. Synapse currently has close to 1000 registered SNAP users.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.

Synapse Wireless, Inc., located in Huntsville, Alabama, is driving innovation in the machine-to-machine (M2M) communication market. This market is projected to grow to $14 billion by 2013. Synapse provides intelligent, wireless control and monitoring based on the SNAP® network operating system. Synapse’s Portal™ and SNAP® Connect provide a complete software development environment for easy application development and fast time to revenue. Synapse RF Engine® modules have achieved ZigBee® Compliant Platform (ZCP) certification. Synapse Design Services provides comprehensive design and implementation support for OEMs and partners. For more information, visit: synapse-wireless.com

For more Information

Bryan Floyd 
Vice President, Marketing
Synapse Wireless Inc.   
bryan.floyd@synapse-wireless.com  
256-852-7888 x106
Susan Cain
Cain Communications
scain@caincom.com
503-538-2747


Synapse and the Synapse logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synapse Wireless, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Synapse products are patent pending. ©Synapse Wireless Inc. 2010.

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