Maidstone, UK – 17th May 2006.
Proven Software Solutions Ltd, the electronics industry’s first independent broker for embedded software, has launched an IrDA compliant protocol stack, the IP for which has been developed and supported by MPC Data.
The IrDA protocol stack is proven in a number of applications including a low cost PDA, a primary rate ISDN Traffic Monitor and a hand-held computer used in the educational sector. The IrDA protocol stack has already been deployed on Intel x86, Renesas SH3 and AMD186EM platforms but has been designed to be easily ported to alternative architectures. Written to be operating system independent, it supports 3-Wire and 9-Wire protocol features with functionality that greatly exceeds the minimum “IrLite” specification.
“The cost of developing an IrDA protocol stack of this quality and with this functionality from scratch would be in the region of £150,000,” said Chris Briggs, Managing Director, Proven Software Solutions. “However, we are supplying the fully developed and documented code for a fraction of this price, illustrating the huge benefits of software reuse.”
The IrDA protocol stack has been thoroughly tested and is supplied by Proven Software Solutions as portable, fully documented source code, thereby drastically reducing the cost, risk and effort involved in adding such enabling functions to new products. Furthermore, Proven Software Solutions’ royalty-free business model means there are no hidden charges.
“We are working with Proven Software Solutions to maximise the return on our investment in software development,” said Steve Harper, Managing Director, MPC Data. “We realised we had a valuable asset in our IrDA protocol stack but no way of taking it to market. Proven Software Solutions is providing us with this service by focusing on software brokering while we concentrate on our key strength of developing high quality products.”
For pricing and availability of the IrDA protocol stack, please contact Chris Briggs at Proven Software Solutions. About Proven Software Solutions
Proven Software Solutions is the electronics industry’s first independent broker for embedded software. As a B2B service provider, Proven Software Solutions facilitates the reuse of software IP by and for OEMs and ODMs, Systems Integrators and Design Consultants. For more details on the range of embedded software available from Proven Software Solutions and its software auditing, productising and brokering services, visit www.proven-software.com
. About MPC Data
MPC Data is one of the UK’s leading creating software solution providers. Its in-house teams of business and technical specialists provide analysis, design, development, consultancy and supporting services to its clients across a wide range of sectors from digital TV to consumer electronics. For more information, visit www.mpc-data.co.uk