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Keystone electronics develops app that connects any android device to RSM solution

Keystone Electronics, a leading South African provider of rich and robust engineering and electronics solutions, has developed a simple and seamless app for swift management and control of their Remote Site Monitoring System (RSM). The Keystone RSM allows for the supervision of all IP-enabled equipment on a site over LAN with SNMP and the app provides a much more convenient method of configuring and observing data on the system. “The app, named BlueGoo to tie in with the RSM Blue device names, can be used as an alternative interface for RSM devices alongside the current web interfaces,” says John Eigelaar, Co-Founder and CEO of Keystone Electronics. “This provides our clients with a reliable and easy method for configuring the system and observing the data and readings on the RSM. Originally they were only able to use a laptop and a working network and now, with this app, they can use any Android device from anywhere.” BlueGoo has a significantly faster response time than the traditional web interface currently in use when communicating with the RSM. Not only does this streamline management processes, but it helps to reduce the amount of time spent on working on the system. “BlueGoo can connect to RSM Blue via either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi on a network,” says Eigelaar. “It can almost be described as a portable Human-Machine Interface for RSM thanks to its ubiquity and capability. Users can download it easily from Google Play for free and any updates will automatically be applied through the site as well.” Developed in-house by Keystone engineers, the BlueGoo app is rich and dynamic, able to handle an... read more

Keystone creates Blue Penguin processor module

The concept of the Arduino board with a Made In South Africa stamp Keystone Electronic Solutions, provider of Electronic Engineering Research and Development solutions in South Africa, has developed their Blue Penguin CPU module that allows users to create computers and open-source platforms to fit their own specifications. Blue Penguin gives users complete control over how they develop and create solutions in a cost-effective and customisable environment. Relying on Keystone’s version of Linux, which they dubbed Guinnux, its operating environment closely follows desktop and server Linux environments in order to create a familiar and predictable Linux development experience. Guinnux provides access to an ever growing number of packaged applications and libraries, available for installation from the Guinnux web repository. Onboard support for scripting languages such as lua, PHP and Python allows for immediate onboard application development and deployment without the use of cross compilers. Further, the Guinnux cross compile tool chain and development libraries are available for customers from the Guinnux site. Further, Linux Device Tree support enables the quick and easy deployment of the Blue Penguin module on any custom hardware and allows Keystone to provide services such as the design and development of bespoke Blue Penguin mother board PCBs, customisation of the Linux kernel and drivers for specialised hardware as well as Linux application development and integration. Ivan Popov, Director and co-founder of Keystone Electronic Solutions commented, “The value of this technology is that it offers superb control, management and maintenance. The device is based on the principles open development and creativity that are inherent in Raspberry Pi and Arduino and we have designed it so that... read more

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