SIXNET Introduces FREE Linux IPm Application Development Kit for Open Automation Solutions

  • May 13, 2003
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In the true spirit of open systems, SIXNET's Linux IPm(tm) Application Development Kit software is now available as a free download. SIXNET's "IPm" line combines advanced industrial hardware with embedded Linux firmware. With the free Linux IPm Application Development Kit, users can now write applications to run in SIXNET's LINUX IPm controllers and remote terminal units (RTUs). The IPm applications can be developed in either Red Hat Linux (7.0 or higher) or Microsoft Windows running on an i386 platform. SIXNET's Linux IPm firmware already contains a wealth of software solutions that are ready to use right out of the box, including applications for: ISaGRAF IEC 61131-3 programming; datalogging; and Modbus master and slave, radio and telephone communications. The Application Development Kit empowers OEMs, system integrators,and end users to create new applications, easily add I/O drivers, and customize the performance of existing firmware to fit special applications.The IPm Application Development Kit's cross-compiler generates applications to run on the PowerPC in IPm stations. A remote debugger is also provided to perform diagnostics from Linux (the debugger is not currently available for the Windows platform).For more information, or to download the free IPm Application Development Kit, go to: An IPm Advanced Development license and IPm controller/rtu are required to run applications created using the Ipm Application Development Kit. Current IPm products that run embedded Linux applications are the SixTRAK IPm Open DCS Controller, VersaTRAK IPm RTU, and OEM versions of the SixTRAK I/O Controller.SIXNET is a developer of open industrial automation systems, including the ground-breaking IPm line of embedded Linux controllers and RTUs. For additional information, visit their web site at

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