Enea Embedded Technology Rolls Out Mobile IP Solution for OSE RTOS

2/25/2004 - Enea Embedded Technology has announced the availability of Mobile IP for OSE, which enables enhanced data communication and mobile services for next-generation wireless terminals and networks. The integration of the versatile IPNET dual-mode IPv4/IPv6 TCP/IP stack and mobile IP components with the OSE real-time operating system (RTOS) brings seamless mobility to embedded devices such as mobile phones. Developed by Enea’s technology partner Interpeak, Mobile IP enables advanced mobile services to be provided across networks in a way that is transparent to the user.

“We expect Mobile IP to have a large impact on the market for wireless devices and services.” said Eva Skoglund, product marketing manager at Enea Embedded Technology. “A fixed IP address is a prerequisite for many services – such as Voice over IP, gaming and messaging – since it permits “always-on” peer-to-peer Internet communication in 3G networks. Mobile IP may very well turn out to be the technology that, in retrospect, made 3G services really take off.”

Usually, a host’s IP address uniquely identifies the host at a particular point of connection to the Internet. The Mobile IP protocol enables a mobile host to be addressed via the IP address that it uses in its home network (home IP address), regardless of the network to which it is currently physically connected. This makes it possible to maintain on-going network connections, even when the mobile host is moving across great distances or from one network, such as wireless LAN, to another. For example, existing TCP connections will not be disconnected while moving around from network to network.

Mobile IP for OSE facilitates enhanced, secure and reliable user mobility. A Mobile IP daemon, integrated with the TCP/IP stack, automatically detects changes in a network and adapts to the new environment. The stack uses highly secure password authentication, tunneling, reverse-tunneling (if necessary) and “care of” addresses, all of which are required components and processes outlined in the IETF's (Internet Engineering Task Force, http://www.ietf.org/) RFC (Requests for Comments*) 2002. The whole process is completely seamless and invisible to the user, and Mobile IP for OSE is easy for the system administrator to configure.

The Mobile IP node and the dual-mode IPv4/IPv6 TCP/IP stack for OSE are supplied by Enea’s partner company Interpeak, which provides state-of-the-art networking solutions specifically designed for embedded systems. Interpeak’s products are tightly integrated and thoroughly tested with the OSE RTOS.

OSE is a fast and reliable real-time operating system for communication systems that demand the highest quality in Internet-enabled embedded software. OSE provides reliable and secure communication software for applications such as mobile phones, radio base stations, radio network controllers and media gateways. Optimized for distributed, fault-tolerant systems, OSE features dynamic application download, advanced memory management and memory protection, multicore support, data communication and security protocols. It also features Bluetooth, Java, graphics and applications support. OSE runs on all ARM, PowerPC and MIPS32 architectures and supports a majority of DSP architectures.

Mobile IP for OSE is available now from Enea Embedded Technology. Pricing information can be obtained from local Enea offices.

The Requests for Comments (RFC) document series is a set of technical and organizational notes about the Internet (originally the ARPANET), beginning in 1969. Memos in the RFC series discuss many aspects of computer networking, including protocols, procedures, programs, and concepts, as well as meeting notes, opinions, and sometimes humor. The official specification documents of the Internet Protocol suite that are defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG ) are recorded and published as standards track RFCs. As a result, the RFC publication process plays an important role in the Internet standards process. RFCs must first be published as Internet Drafts.

About Enea Embedded Technology
Enea Embedded Technology is a leading provider of real-time operating systems, development tools and services for fault-tolerant, high-availability and safety-critical applications. Enea Embedded Technology owns and markets the OSE real-time operating system. OSE is used in millions of products worldwide, including distributed communication systems, such as communication infrastructure or mobile phones, avionics and medical, automotive and industrial control systems. Enea Embedded Technology is a subsidiary of Enea Data (SAXESS: ENEA), based in Stockholm, Sweden. Employing nearly 600 people worldwide, Enea Data provides products, services, and training for a variety of real-time embedded, IT and e-business applications. Customers include industry leaders such as Ericsson, Lockheed Martin, Samsung, Agere Systems, Sony and Boeing.

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