Firmware development kit (FDK) is provided for those TS8 users who need extra features and wish to create custom solutions.
Server software development kit (SDK) is for users who need to interface their existing software systems with a TS8 device that is running on PiccoLink firmware.
Skin builder is provided for those TS8 users who do not want to deal with software development, but wish to use their own screen look and design.
TS8 platform runs an embedded Linux operating system with a custom root filesystem. The development environment of the host machine is also Linux based and employs an ARM cross-compiler toolchain for building the kernel, board-specific drivers, root filesystem and user space applications and utilities. Additional libraries required to support applications are built from their original source code packages and installed to the target filesystem.
Atmel tools for low level firmware flashing
Auxiliary libraries and tools (freetype, expat, libpng, etc)
Software Development Kit (SDK) has been designed to simplify server applications development and enable rapid deployment to the TS8.
The TS8 comes with firmware that integrates a terminal emulation application running on a PiccoLink-compatible protocol stack. The device communicates with a server via GPRS or WLAN bearers. The server implements an Applications Programming Interface and terminal communication control, and provides the presentation layer to the PLE terminal by sending custom made forms over a binary PiccoLink-compatible PLE protocol. Default character maps included in the kit are for example Western, Central-European, Scandinavian, Finno-Ugric and Cyrillic characters.
Supports Eclipse IDE (for Java developers)
TS8 user interface look can be customised. You can create custom skins and graphics files to personalise the default look.
The Skin builder is a truly easy-to-use solution, it requires no specific IT-skills.