CIFS NQ™ (Network Quick) Client/Server middleware provides a practical, simple to implement and quick to market solution through integration of the Microsoft CIFS client/server capabilities into virtually any embedded real time operating system. Enabled with NQ, these embedded devices are able to perform full client, server, and client/server file sharing functions in a Microsoft Windows networking environment.
File sharing enables multiple embedded devices to remotely browse each other's shared folders and to read, write, edit, copy, delete and update each other's files... all operations being done without the need to transfer entire files to/from the device's local disk or memory.
CIFS NQ™ products are a must for all Networked Embedded Systems, ranging from common network infrastructure peripherals such as Routers and Switches, over SOHO Scanners and Printers to PDA, MP3 Players, Set-Top boxes.
CIFS NQ™ is a software product based on all industry standards with a small footprint. CIFS NQ™ runs on VxWorks, INTEGRITY, velOSity, ThreadX, Embedded Linux and can be easily ported to any other operating system a device manufacturer may use.
Once integrated into the device, hooking the CIFS NQ™ enabled device onto the Microsoft Network allows the user to see the device in Windows' "My Network Places". Users and embedded devices can now perform full client, server, and client/server file sharing functions.
Changing configuration settings, downloading, upgrading or whatever is now as simple as clicking on a device icon in "My Network Places". CIFS NQ™ enabled products can be easily plugged into the network and require none of today's overly complex installation procedures. Acquiring CIFS NQ™ off the shelf, allows our clients to save time and money on expensive R&D, enabling them to center efforts on their core technology.
CAX™ (CIFS Accelerator) provides network hardware manufacturers with an easy-to-implement and quick-to-market software solution for CIFS acceleration. The software can be embedded into network hardware including routers, hardware accelerators, and other products. WANs utilizing CAX™ enabled products transparently gain an increase in CIFS performance without requiring additional configuration of CIFS clients or servers.
CAX™ is a must in markets requiring CIFS for remote file access across satellite links or international corporate networks. Due to its synchronous nature, the CIFS protocol becomes impractical on WANs with such high latency. Essential user tasks such as opening, reading, and writing a file can take several minutes per operation. These slow response times make CIFS unusable. By using CAX™ enabled products, the response times of CIFS traffic can be dramatically improved; resulting in increased performance and usability for users.
Once integrated into a product, CAX™ decreases the overall response time of CIFS remote file access taking place between CIFS clients and servers. Through a combination of caching, prediction, and the accumulation of data, CAX™ is able to utilize slow network links effectively.
CAX™ maintains a small footprint and is written using industry standards. Currently, CAX™ is available for both Linux and VxWorks. With relatively small effort, CAX™ can be ported to virtually any operating system.
By acquiring CAX™ off the shelf, our customers can save time and money on R&D of CIFS acceleration technology, enabling them to focus on their own core technologies.
Visuality Systems Ltd has been wholly dedicated to the development of CIFS based products and solutions since 1998. Our products, services and general expertise in the CIFS arena are employed by many of the worlds leading companies.
In the last few years alone we have successfully completed numerous CIFS related projects in just about every imaginable field including aerospace, household & general appliances, automotive, medical equipment and all forms of mobile and smart device. Our continued success is based upon a commitment to retain our position at the forefront of the CIFS arena. This is matched by our equally strong focus on customer care and relationship building.