[Tinyos-help] OCTAVEX WSN Framework BETA Release

Jeff Thorn jthorn at octavetech.com
Fri Sep 23 06:22:28 PDT 2005

We are pleased to announce that the OCTAVEX Wireless Sensor Network
middleware framework is now available to the TinyOS Developer Community for
download from Octave Technology
(http://www.octavetech.com/solutions/octavex.html). We are providing a BETA
version of the product free of charge for testing and evaluation purposes,
and welcome all feedback and questions. 

The OCTAVEX Framework is a Web Services based Wireless Sensor Network
middleware framework built using the Microsoft .NET platform. The goal of
OCTAVEX is to create a scalable, reliable, easy to deploy and maintain
platform for delivering wireless sensor data in a simple XML format.
OCTAVEX is the bridge between low level sensor networks and advanced
enterprise applications. 

Some features of OCTAVEX include:

* enterprise quality software utilizing web-services architecture for
scalability and ease of integration 

* TinyOS gateway that interfaces directly with the TinyOS sensor networks to
calculate engineering values and publish data in a simple XML format

* built using the .NET platform, eliminating the need for UNIX emulators or
complicated J2EE application server software

* a web-based GUI that utilizes AJAX technology, as used by Google Maps, to
display real-time sensor and alert data, as it occurs. 

* built-in business logic such as custom views, rule processing, alert
delivery, data archiving, and historical data graphing 

* automated installation and deployment scripts - all processes run as
windows services or IIS web applications

OCTAVEX runs on any Windows based machine that supports the IIS Web Server,
including Windows 2000, XP Pro, and Windows Server 2003. The framework
currently supports the TinyOS "Surge" application by default, but provides
extendible interfaces for custom applications. For a full description of the
system requirements and installation steps, please refer to the OCTAVEX
Getting Start Guide located at

To download the evaluation version of the OCTAVEX Framework, please visit
http://www.octavetech.com/solutions/octavex.html. Any questions or feedback
can be sent to octavex at octavetech.com. Your comments are appreciated. 

Jeff Thorn
Director of Product Development
Octave Technology

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