Connect One and Wi2Wi have pooled their technical resources to deliver Secure Socket iWiFi, an embedded serial-to-WiFi device server that connects devices running machine-to-machine (M2M) applications to 802.11b/g wireless LANs. Via state-of-the-art packaging and coexistent technologies, the module is said to set a new price point for iWiFi connections, reportedly the lowest-cost WiFi connectivity available. It employs Connect One’s iChipSec CO2128 Internet protocol communication controller chip that includes the latest encryption, hardware internalized security, and a suite of Internet protocols and applications, plus Wi2Wi’s W2SW0001 Wireless LAN Module. Enabling comm modules in an industry-standard SocketModem form factor, Secure Socket iWiFi integrates into a wireless LAN with minimal programming. Users can take advantage of 10 simultaneous TCP/UDP sockets, two listening sockets, SMTP, MIME, POP3, FTP, Telnet, and HTTP/HTTPS clients, a web server with a website for the application and one for configuring iChipSec CO2128, and SerialNet mode for serial-to-IP bridging. Additionally, the module supports 64-/128-bit WEP encryption, WPA1 and WPA2 WiFi encryption, AES-128/256, SHA-128/192/256, 3DES, the SSL3/TLS1 protocol for a secure client socket session, and a secure FTP session. The module core operates at 1.2V, while I/Os operate at 3.3V, typically consuming 200 mW. Secure Socket iWiFi is available now for under $40 each/5,000. WI2WI INC., San Jose, CA. (408) 416-4000.

Company: WI2WI INC.

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