Aug 14 2014

µWARP Appliance Joins Raspberry Pi and Other Embedded Linux Devices

Published by under Software,µWARP Open Source

It seems these days that small embedded devices that run Linux are everywhere. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and with different processor types. The most popular of these seems to be the Raspberry Pi device. All of these devices have their own merits and situations where they are better than the other for a certain application or use scenario. My goal here is not to debate the merits of each of these devices. Rather, it is to add the µWARP Open Source appliance from PIKA to the list of available embedded devices.

 

The µWARP appliance is a complete platform including an enclosure, power supply, and extensive approvals. This means it is ready to productize and deploy in the field without purchasing any additional components. It is based on a versatile network processor with two Ethernet ports capable of processing packets at wire speed. The development platform is completely Open Source and based on OpenWrt GNU/Linux distribution for embedded devices so you can customize the firmware as much or as little as you want.

 

Additionally, work has been done to simplify developing for and installing firmware to the µWARP embedded device. All you need is a computer to compile firmware images on and a USB key to burn the firmware to the µWARP. It even has an automated recovery option using a tftp server if you happen to burn a “bad” firmware image to your µWARP.

 

While the µWARP appliance could be used in many ways, its network processor and layout with a network interface on each side make it ideal for performing in-line operations on network traffic. Some ideas for applications, as posted in an earlier blog, where this would apply are:

  • SIP Proxy
  • SIP to SIP TLS Proxy
  • Smart Redirect (SIP)
  • Open VPN
  • QoS Traffic Shaper
  • Content Filtering
  • Data Firewall
  • SLA Reporter
  • Gateway to TOR Network

Due to its small size and portability, many of these ideas could become easily carried on the road devices. For example, the µWARP could be programmed with Open VPN installed and configured by your IT department. Then all your home and road users could simple plug the µWARP in front of their computers wired Ethernet connection to get access to your corporate network with no interaction or software required by the user.

 

The Raspberry Pi device is a great embedded device that can act as a little computer with Video and peripherals. There are many accessories available for it and many projects created for it. The µWARP appliance cannot do all of the things that the Raspberry Pi can do. It does however fill a niche in embedded devices that the Raspberry Pi and many other embedded devices, that only have a single NIC, cannot. It is perfectly suited for sitting in-line with a network connection to modify, protect, obscure or shape the network traffic to/from an end device.

 

So to leave with a couple of questions. Which embedded device(s) do you use for your project(s) and do you select the device on a project by project basis? Can you see scenarios where the µWARP appliance would be the correct device for you?


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Jun 03 2014

Webinar: Introduction to PIKA µWARP Open Source – June 5

Published by under µWARP Open Source

Are you looking for an embedded device to run your SIP telephony application?PIKA µWARP

µWARP Open Source is a complete platform including an enclosure, power supply, and extensive approvals. It is based on a versatile network processor with two Ethernet ports capable of processing packets at wire speed. The development framework is based on OpenWrt Linux distribution with PIKA custom-defined templates to jumpstart your custom development.

PIKA Technologies currently offers two applications running on this device – µFirewall (a VoIP firewall for protection against IP PBX hacking) and µIPBX (a micro IP PBX which includes a GUI) – and there are unlimited custom and OEM opportunities. Other applications to consider include:

  • SIP Proxy
  • SIP to SIP TLS Proxy
  • Generic Data Proxy
  • Smart Redirect (SIP)
  • Open VPN
  • QoS Traffic Shaper
  • Generic Asterisk
  • Content Filtering
  • Data Firewall
  • SLA Reporter
  • Gateway to TOR Network
  • Smart Access Point with VPN

Join us on Thursday, June 5 at 11am for this 30 minute webinar to learn how to put your application on PIKA µWARP.

Learn more and register…


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May 21 2014

Webinar: Introduction to PIKA µIPBX – May 22

Published by under µIPBX

Do you resell Asterisk solutions?

Do you need to deliver an embedded IP-only Asterisk solution?PIKA µIPBX

PIKA µIPBX is ideal for resellers that are looking for a dongle-sized, low-cost SIP PBX.

PIKA µIPBX delivers full IP PBX functionality with enhanced security to end users interested in an easy-to-configure solution with a small footprint. Supporting up to 15 concurrent calls, this device is perfect for the SME market. With no moving parts, a GUI, and auto provisioning support for the most popular IP phones, PIKA µIPBX is a cutting-edge device.

If meeting a particular price point or improving margins is your objective, join us on Thursday, May 22 at 11am Eastern for this 30-minute webinar to learn more about PIKA µIPBX.

Learn more and register…


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May 12 2014

Webinar: Introduction to WARP Mobile PBX – May 15

Published by under WARP Mobile PBX

PIKA WARP Mobile PBX

 

Don’t have TDM connectivity? Want to cut the TDM cord? Have a need to communicate over a wireless / cell network?

Providing telecom services to enterprise markets and remote / mobile worksites can be a difficult task; infrastructure challenges can interfere with progress and installing fixed line telephone cables may be costly.
PIKA WARPTM Mobile PBX allows mobile operators to quickly and easily deploy a high performance mobile PBX while still having fixed line options.

WARP Mobile PBX is the newest solution offered on PIKA’s WARP Telephony Appliance. It is ideal for telecom service providers seeking to increase their market share by providing wireless voice and data options where landlines are scarce. The WARP Appliance is ideally suited to enterprises and service providers that need voice, data, SMS, and fax functionality. The new Mobile PBX feature makes it invaluable for worksites that are remote (oil rigs, construction sites, mining, etc.) and mobile (emergency services, news vehicles, military operations, etc.), where landlines are not always available.

Join us on Thursday, May 15, at 10am Eastern for this 30 minute webinar to learn how to increase your market share by providing wireless voice (GSM, UMTS) and data (UMTS/3G, LTE/4G) to enterprise markets and remote / mobile worksites.

Learn more and register…


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May 06 2014

Webinar: Protect Yourself Against IP PBX Hacking – May 8

Tired of Dealing with Customer Support Calls About a Hacked IP PBX?


Having your money tied up while trying to collect on invoices relating to fraudulent IP PBX activity is not a good use of your cash. The amount of hours your support team spends on this topic is enormous. The fact of the matter is that the improved technology of VoIP actually makes the process of hacking into telephone systems easier, quicker, and more successful than ever before. Thousands of access attempts can now be accomplished in seconds rather than hours and specialized software programs to perform hacking are readily available on the internet.

Protect your customer relationship and your bottom line with a small, low cost, plug and play device that:

  • analyzes SIP packets through deep packet inspection
  • stops abnormal SIP protocol usage based on pre-determined parameters
  • prevents SIP denial-of-service attacks
  • quietly drops malicious SIP packets rather than responding with an error to help prevent continued attacks
  • neutralizes SIP attacks while they are occurring rather than identifying attacks after the fact

Join us on Thursday, May 8 at 11:00am for this 30-minute webinar to learn how to guard against IP PBX hacking using PIKA µFirewall, a revolutionary new dongle-size device, to protect VoIP networks against malicious hacking.

Learn more and register…


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Apr 28 2014

Webinar: Introduction to PIKA µWARP Open Source – May 1

Are you looking for an embedded device to run your SIP telephony application?PIKA µWARP

µWARP Open Source is a complete platform including an enclosure, power supply, and extensive approvals. It is based on a versatile network processor with two Ethernet ports capable of processing packets at wire speed. The development framework is based on OpenWrt Linux distribution with PIKA custom-defined templates to jumpstart your custom development.

PIKA Technologies currently offers two applications running on this device – µFirewall (a VoIP firewall for protection against IP PBX hacking) and µIPBX (a micro IP PBX which includes a GUI) – and there are unlimited custom and OEM opportunities. Other applications to consider include:

  • SIP Proxy
  • SIP to SIP TLS Proxy
  • Generic Data Proxy
  • Smart Redirect (SIP)
  • Open VPN
  • QoS Traffic Shaper
  • Generic Asterisk
  • Content Filtering
  • Data Firewall
  • SLA Reporter
  • Gateway to TOR Network
  • Smart Access Point with VPN

Join us on Thursday, May 1 at 11am for this 30 minute webinar to learn how to put your application on PIKA µWARP.

Learn more and register…


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Apr 21 2014

Webinar: Introduction to PIKA µIPBX – April 24

Published by under µIPBX,µWARP Open Source

Do you resell Asterisk solutions?

Do you need to deliver an embedded IP-only Asterisk solution?PIKA µIPBX

PIKA µIPBX is ideal for resellers that are looking for a dongle-sized, low-cost SIP PBX.

PIKA µIPBX delivers full IP PBX functionality with enhanced security to end users interested in an easy-to-configure solution with a small footprint. Supporting up to 15 concurrent calls, this device is perfect for the SME market. With no moving parts, a GUI, and auto provisioning support for the most popular IP phones, PIKA µIPBX is a cutting-edge device.

If meeting a particular price point or improving margins is your objective, join us on Thursday, April 24 at 11am Eastern for this 30-minute webinar to learn more about PIKA µIPBX.

Learn more and register…


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Apr 14 2014

Webinar: Introduction to WARP Mobile PBX – April 17

PIKA WARP Mobile PBX

 

Don’t have TDM connectivity? Want to cut the TDM cord? Have a need to communicate over a wireless / cell network?

Providing telecom services to enterprise markets and remote / mobile worksites can be a difficult task; infrastructure challenges can interfere with progress and installing fixed line telephone cables may be costly.
PIKA WARPTM Mobile PBX allows mobile operators to quickly and easily deploy a high performance mobile PBX while still having fixed line options.

WARP Mobile PBX is the newest solution offered on PIKA’s WARP Telephony Appliance. It is ideal for telecom service providers seeking to increase their market share by providing wireless voice and data options where landlines are scarce. The WARP Appliance is ideally suited to enterprises and service providers that need voice, data, SMS, and fax functionality. The new Mobile PBX feature makes it invaluable for worksites that are remote (oil rigs, construction sites, mining, etc.) and mobile (emergency services, news vehicles, military operations, etc.), where landlines are not always available.

Join us on Thursday, April 17, at 10am Eastern for this 30 minute webinar to learn how to increase your market share by providing wireless voice (GSM, UMTS) and data (UMTS/3G, LTE/4G) to enterprise markets and remote / mobile worksites.

Learn more and register…


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Apr 07 2014

Webinar: Protect Yourself Against IP PBX Hacking – April 10

Tired of Dealing with Customer Support Calls About a Hacked IP PBX?


Having your money tied up while trying to collect on invoices relating to fraudulent IP PBX activity is not a good use of your cash. The amount of hours your support team spends on this topic is enormous. The fact of the matter is that the improved technology of VoIP actually makes the process of hacking into telephone systems easier, quicker, and more successful than ever before. Thousands of access attempts can now be accomplished in seconds rather than hours and specialized software programs to perform hacking are readily available on the internet.

Protect your customer relationship and your bottom line with a small, low cost, plug and play device that:

  • analyzes SIP packets through deep packet inspection
  • stops abnormal SIP protocol usage based on pre-determined parameters
  • prevents SIP denial-of-service attacks
  • quietly drops malicious SIP packets rather than responding with an error to help prevent continued attacks
  • neutralizes SIP attacks while they are occurring rather than identifying attacks after the fact

Join us on Thursday, April 10 at 1:00pm for this 30-minute webinar to learn how to guard against IP PBX hacking using PIKA µFirewall, a revolutionary new dongle-size device, to protect VoIP networks against malicious hacking.

Learn more and register…


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Mar 31 2014

Webinar: Introduction to PIKA µWARP Open Source – April 3

Are you looking for an embedded device to run your SIP telephony application?PIKA µWARP

µWARP Open Source is a complete platform including an enclosure, power supply, and extensive approvals. It is based on a versatile network processor with two Ethernet ports capable of processing packets at wire speed. The development framework is based on OpenWrt Linux distribution with PIKA custom-defined templates to jumpstart your custom development.

PIKA Technologies currently offers two applications running on this device – µFirewall (a VoIP firewall for protection against IP PBX hacking) and µIPBX (a micro IP PBX which includes a GUI) – and there are unlimited custom and OEM opportunities. Other applications to consider include:

  • SIP Proxy
  • SIP to SIP TLS Proxy
  • Generic Data Proxy
  • Smart Redirect (SIP)
  • Open VPN
  • QoS Traffic Shaper
  • Generic Asterisk
  • Content Filtering
  • Data Firewall
  • SLA Reporter
  • Gateway to TOR Network
  • Smart Access Point with VPN

Join us on Thursday, April 3 at 11am for this 30 minute webinar to learn how to put your application on PIKA µWARP.

Learn more and register…


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