Online Lecture: Common Internet File System

CIFS Embedded Device Block Diagram
Ron Fredericks writes: Recently I came across a reference to an article I wrote for ISA, sponsored by Visuality Systems, on Brian Mork’s Increa Technology Blog. The article presented the emerging use of the Common Internet File System (CIFS) for connecting industrial instruments from the plant floor to the engineering work stations and on into business operations.

Embedded Components, Inc. has a short [and free] online lecture introducing the CIFS protocol to the embedded device manufacturing community. The CIFS protocol is likely the most ubiquitous file sharing middleware used in the desktop and enterprise computer markets today. Wow! If its so common why haven’t I seen it? Its embedded so it just works in the background.

What is the CIFS standard?

What is the new event presented in this online lecture?

  • CIFS NQ is available for {many embedded and real-time operating systems such as VxWorks, Integrity, and threadX} now
  • Prior to CIFS NQ, there was no practical way for an embedded designer to take advantage of this very easy to use and very common desktop computer protocol


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One Response to “Online Lecture: Common Internet File System”

  1. Embedded Components and Tools Blog Center Says:

    Community Software Development for Embedded Devices…

    Ron Fredericks writes: I envision the day when community software engineering projects are common place for embedded devices. Like this PPC ROM demonstrated back in 1981.
    What follows is a short reference to the first community development project for…

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