December 1st, 2007 -
e-con announces e-COMM – GSM/GPRS/GPS add on module on its Sirius reference design
e-con Systems, Embedded Design Services company, based out of Chennai, India, has announced that its PXA270 reference platform,
Sirius, would have add on module support for GSM/GPRS/GPS with drivers and sample applications for Windows CE and Linux.
More information about the product can be obtained from www.e-consystems.com/gpscommmodule.asp.
Says Ashok Babu, President e-con systems, "With this module, we have now support for almost all the peripherals a modern day point of
sale, digital picture frame, handheld data logger and may be a Windows Mobile pocket PC phone would need. This module would help
our customers who would need a GPS/GPRS connectivity on their products and would be interested to test their application before
they go in for customization."
November 27th, 2007-
e-con Systems announces 2D bar code capture functionality in e-CAM, Camera solution for PXA2XX & 3XX Development Systems
Adding an extra feature to e-CAM – Plug and Play camera solution, e-con Systems today announced the availability of 2D bar
code capture functionality using e-CAM. Customers can capture 2D bar code using e-CAM and the software application can decode
the barcode for getting the desired information.
Designed to meet a wide variety of business needs across a variety of industries, e-CAM helps companies to incorporate camera
functionality in the older designs based on PXA270 as well as for new product development. With increase use of 2D bar codes in
retail, healthcare, government, manufacturing, it becomes more and more important for OEM to have an all in one solution, where
single Camera unit functions as a Barcode (1D & 2D) scanner and the image Capture unit.
October 17th, 2007- Direct Insight & e-con Systems jointly announce TRITON-CAM
plug and play camera module for Triton PXA270 and PXA320 Development Systems
|Microsoft Windows Embedded Silver Partners Direct Insight and e-con Systems jointly announce the availability of TRITON-CAM, a unique
add-on plug and play camera module for the TRITON PXA270 and PXA320 development systems and production ready modules.
TRITON-CAM, based on camera module technology from e-con Systems India Pvt. Ltd., is a complete solution for image and video
capture for Windows Embedded CE 6.0.
|Using the PXA270 or PXA320's dedicated camera interface to provide the highest possible performance,
TRITON-CAM is a ready to use integrated camera module which interfaces seamlessly with StarterKit development system.
To complete the package, drivers are available for Windows CE 5.0 and CE 6.0 with Directshow filter implementations,
as well as a sample viewfinder application. Linux 2.6 support is also provided.
|Editors contact for further details:
|Direct Insight Limited:
Phone: +44 1295 768800 firstname.lastname@example.org
| e-con Systems India (P) Ltd. :
Phone: +91 44 4202 9443 / 4203 3691 email@example.com
August 1st 2007- e-con announces 3rd design win for customizing its reference design Sirius
e-con Systems, Embedded Design Services company, based out of Chennai, India, has announced that it has won a 3rd design win for customizing
its PXA270 reference design Sirius. The design win is for designing a handheld point of sale terminal that would be running Windows CE 6.0.
The earlier two design wins was for designing a loyalty management terminal and for designing a pollution level measurement device.
July 30th, 2007- e-con System's escalated to Silver Level Membership with Microsoft® Windows® Embedded
Partner (WEP) Program, premium level granted to Microsoft’s best-in-class Windows Embedded
e-con Systems, a leading Embedded Design Services company based out of Chennai, India today
announced that it has been escalated by Microsoft as a SILVER LEVEL Partner with Windows®
Embedded Partner (MSWEP) Program, a premium level status in strategic worldwide initiative that
provides partners with increased business opportunities, market awareness and technology advantages.
e-con firmly believes that membership in this exclusive worldwide program demonstrates the value-add
and expertise the company brings to the market with Embedded Solutions using Microsoft technologies
and this enhanced acknowledgement and recognition by Microsoft will help e-con offer better solution to
June 2nd, 2007- e-con Systems foray's into manufacturing Services by completing design, development and Manufacturing of Information Exchange Unit.
e-con Systems announces stepping into Manufacturing services after successful completion and deployment of Information Exchange Unit,
for a US based customer in a record time of five Months. Facing huge challenge of getting the product out in market in time, It was the first
assignment, where e-con took the responsibility of manufacturing and shipping the finished product (1000 No’s in initial Lot), along with the design &
development of the said IEU, to complete its cycle in End-to-End product development offering. e-con feels that adding manufacturing services in it’s
portfolio will increase customer’s confidence in e-con systems as it eliminates the need to look for other low cost manufacturing destinations like
China/Taiwan for mass manufacturing after completion of the design and competitive pricing can be achieved while doing the same in India.
The customer required PXA270 for its design and e-con was selected for its design of the regulus reference platform which houses a PXA270 processor and ability to
deliver a stable and a futuristic design, starting from the conceptual level.
May 28th, 2007- e-con Systems announces Design Win on Free Scale’s i.MX31 multimedia application processor.
e-con Systems, a leading design services company based out of chennai, India today announced that it
has grabbed an order for board design based on Free Scale's i.MX31 processor running Linux 2.6.18.
The project involves design and development of board running on i.MX 31 processor at 532 Mhz.
supporting peripherals like Wi-Fi, Ethernet with a considerably long battery back up.
e-con was selected for its expertise in hardware design suitable for low power consumption as well as its
ability to take full responsibility for end to end product development, starting from concept to board
design, Firmware, Linux BSP development, and manufacturing. However further details about the project
can not be shared, abiding a strict NDA with the customer.
i.MX31 is free scale's multimedia application rich processor, based on an advanced ARM11(TM) core and developed around
Freescale's Smart Speed(TM) architecture, the i.MX31 processor has many features enabling product line differentiation
without requiring significant engineering re-work viz. This enables OEMs to rapidly deploy a variety of mobile multimedia
devices with varying degrees of functionality and features.
The i.MX31 processors are ideal for high performance, low power mobile applications such as video and audio media players,
mobile gaming consoles and GPS systems as well as smart phones, PDAs, ultra portable handheld computers and other wireless devices.
May 1st, 2007- e-con Systems exhibits in MEDC 2007 at Las Vegas
| Expanding it’s marketing activities and reach across the globe, specially in Unites States and European Market,
e-con exhibits in Microsoft’s Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference in Las Vegas, NV. from April 30th – May 3rd 2007
|| At MEDC e-con launched Capella - Handheld Data logger reference platform, with in-built Camera and Zigbee, suitable for
various consumer and Industrial applications. Among other offerings, e-con demonstrated Sirius e-con’s PXA270 based reference
platform, e-con’s IP TV solution and e-CAM. Show stealers at the event were e-CAM & Capella, being centre of attraction with
enquires flooding from customers and business Decision makers at the event as well as other exhibitors for partnership.
Capella Handheld Data logger
| e-con Systems, a leading design services company based out of chennai, India, a Microsoft Embedded Partner, offers Services
and Solutions in Embedded Systems domain, With OS focus on Windows Embedded CE, and actively participated in Microsoft Embedded Events.
About MEDC :
Mobile and Embedded DevCon (MEDC) is a global connected community of events focused on collaborative learning, shared knowledge and
practical hands-on development. This annual event is tailored for the developers, IT professionals and business professionals who are
looking to innovate and scale their mobile and or embedded development investments, applications and solutions.
May 1st, 2007- e-con Systems launches Capella - Handheld Data Logger reference design at Microsoft’s MEDC at Las Vegas
| e-con Systems, unveils Capella - Camera powered Handheld Data Logger at MEDC 2007, Las Vegas. Adding Capella
to it's existing line of productized services, e-con Systems offers handheld data logger reference platform
for any kind of industrial or consumer application.
Running with Windows CE 5.0, powered by battery, having appropriate form factor for a handheld, Capella is
suitable for industrial and consumer application where in information has to logged in and later can be
transferred to another PC or server using Wi-Fi connectivity. Data can be read from industrial controllers
through Zigbee and transmitted to the central server via Wi-Fi. Additionally there is a camera which can be
used to capture pictures, stream Video to the central server. A typical example of this could be of an insurance
agent willing to stream the video of the damaged vehicle to his authority in the office for damage claims.
Apart from the 1.3 Mega Pixel camera, Capella offers upto 1 GB of NAND Flash, 32/64 MB NOR flash, 320 X 240
trans-reflective LCD with touch screen, 2 Serial port, USB Host and Client (1 each), 4 hours of Battery back up,
with an option to transfer data via Zigbee or Wi-Fi.
March 16th, 2007- e-con Systems augments its e-CAM Product Line with Windows Embedded CE 6.0 DirectShow-compliant Camera Drivers
e-con Systems announces the availability of DirectShow-compliant Camera driver support for its e-CAM, a Plug-and-Play
Camera Module Product Line, on Windows Embedded CE 6.0 platform. e-con has already been licensing its Stream Interface
based Camera drivers and Camera modules for Windows CE 5.0 platform. With the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 platform, e-con’s
new release of Camera Drivers will be DirectShow-compliant, so that any standard Windows CE DirectShow filter with compatible
interface can be connected directly to the Camera Capture source filter through DirectShow Middleware. The camera modules
will be exposed as Camera Capture Source filter with capability for Still Image, Streaming Video and Image Control.
March 14th, 2007-
e-con Systems announces Windows embedded CE 6.0 BSP support on Marvel/Intel Xscale PXA270 based platform "Sirius"
e-con Systems announces the availability of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 BSP on Sirius reference
platform. The Sirius platform features 3.5" LCD with touch screen and includes a range of I/O
and expansion slot including CompactFlash® connectors and a SD/MMC connector that can be
used to add WiFi Connectivity or additional memory, USB host (2) and client (1), 2 Serial Ports,
10/100 Ethernet, Blue tooth and Audio in/out. For storage the platform consists of 8gigabit of
NAND flash and provides file system support on the same on Windows CE. Added to this Sirius
has an external camera module which has drivers for Windows CE 6.0.
Recently introduced enhanced version of Windows Embedded by Microsoft i.e. CE 6.0 kernel
architecture provides support for up to 32,000 processes - each with 2GB of virtual memory
space along with support for larger file systems and better disk caching. Feature rich and
integrated environment of Visual Studio 2005 allows both operating system and application
development using C++, C# (.Net CF framework) and Visual Basic. In addition to all these,
Windows CE 6.0 supports camera driver MDI interface with directshow. As a result there is no
need of any special applications needed for capturing the stream and applications can directly
use directshow API. This creates lots of flexibility like encoding the Video and streaming it
through the network.
The company believes that with the availability of Windows® Embedded 6.0 BSP for Sirius,
customers shall be able to stay ahead by using latest technology in their products and design.
March 6th, 2007- e-con Exhibits at Microsoft Embedded OEM Technical Seminar in Chennai, India
e-con Systems participated in "Microsoft Embedded OEM Technical Seminar" in Chennai, India as one of Sponsors cum Exhibitors for the event.
||In the event, e-con System demonstrated productized services viz. Camera Module, PXA270 based reference platform Sirius etc along with Hardware Design and Embedded Software Expertise focusing on Windows Embedded CE.
e-con exhibiting during the event
|Show stealers at the event were Windows Embedded CE 6.0 BSP, running on Sirius reference platform and IP-TV Solution, recently introduced in the bouquet of services offered by e-con Systems.
| Speakers from Microsoft Taiwan and Bangalore discussed about:
The seminar would prove helpful for people working with the development of Embedded systems, applications for Point-of-sale, kiosks or for companies looking to build devices based on the Windows Embedded family of products.
- Enhancements in Windows Embedded CE (upgrade from 5.0 to 6.0)
- WE POS
- Windows XP Embedded
- Licensing Overview
February 1st, 2007- e-con Systems announces reference design for PXA320
e-con Systems, a design services company based out of Chennai, India today announced that it would start developing a reference platform out of PXA320. e-con systems had earlier designed and developed a reference platform named Sirius based on Marvell's PXA270 that had helped it to customize solutions to various customers. PXA320 has a lot of new features such as DDR SDRAM, USB 2.0 client interface, internal boot ROM, 800 MHz core clock and 5M pixel CMOS image sensor support. The company feels that the design should help its customers to reach the market faster with more powerful features. The reference design is expected to be ready by July 2007.
January 20th, 2007- e-con Systems completes Windows CE 5.0 porting for PXA255 platform
e-con Systems, a design services company based out of Chennai, India today announced that it has ported Windows CE 5.0 on a custom platform developed by its customer, Mphasis an EDS company based out of Bangalore. Earlier the company had announced that it had successfully ported Windows CE 5.0 on Intel's Lubbock platform and this port had helped it to port Windows CE 5.0 on to the customer's custom platform faster.
December 28th, 2006- e-con Systems announces launch of Productized Services
As part of its strategy to emerge as a strong Design Service player, e-con Systems, a leading provider of design Solutions in embedded domain, makes a foray into Productized services.
e-con has been successful in its service endeavors and now wishes to leverage its expertise in this segment, by remodeling its services to be product oriented and want to meet its customer's expectations. With a strong team backed by succeful project deliveries, e-con shall be able to concentrate on this new initiative and expect tremendous response from customers seeking stable & cost effect solution because service Productization offers numerous benefits to customers viz.
- Shortens the development cycle
- Reduces “Time to market”
- Reduce total cost of ownership
- Provides More satisfaction for customer
- Increases the credibility for customers with proven delivery methodologies
Current Offerings under productized services:
Camera Sensor Module:
The camera sensor can be used as an "add on" module to be interfaced with the PXA270 quick capture Interface for any available board using processor from PXA27x and above. The driver for the camera sensor and an application to view the video & capture the still images (upto a resolution of 1280 x 1024) are available as part of the said camera module
Customers can buy this daughter card along with complete schematics, driver dll, driver API and the view finder application source for a one time license fee from e-con systems. The camera sensor from Omnivision handling 1.3M is being used in the current module which can be changed to a high quality big resolution camera sensor, as per the customer requirement.
Windows CE Flash Media Drivers:
FMD software is a customizable component that can support any NAND flash chips and is designed to be interface-agnostic. The FMD supports ECC and has been tested on e-con's PXA270 based Sirius Reference Platform. Any standard Windows CE file system such as FATFS or TSFAT can be integrated on top of this FMD.
This customizable NAND flash FMD can be used by its customers who are using the NAND flash in their designs. As the NAND flash chips are gaining broader acceptance in embedded domain, the availability of such NAND flash FMD drivers will help OEMs to speed up the time-to-market of its products.
December 27th, 2006- e-con Systems announces securing a Smart Card Design project win.
e-con Systems, a design services company based out of chennai, India today announced that it has won an order for software development from a major provider of Smart card solutions based out of HongKong.
The software development shall involve the support of read/write of Smart cards from Mi-Fare series from NXP Semiconductors. It shall also involve supporting multiple cards from Mi-Fare series such as 1K, 4K, Ultra light and Desfire at the same time. e-con Systems shall develop the complete code on a ATMEL based ARM controller which shall work with 16K of RAM and 16K of flash storage. It shall also provide the API for communication with the host interface. The host interface for the smart card module shall be a POS terminal through the RS232 interface on the ATMEL processor.
December 23th, 2006- e-con Systems announces Windows CE 5.0/6.0 BSP support for Intel PXA255 Lubbock platform
e-con Systems, a design services company based out of chennai India today announced BSP support for Windows Embedded 5.0 & 6.0 for Intel X scale PXA255.
e-con Systems feels that with the advent of Windows CE 6.0, many PXA255 based OEMs might find it very compelling to migrate since 6.0 has many new applications and advanced features in existing applications. Through this port, e-con Systems can support any customer with Intel PXA255 and running Windows CE 4.2 to migrate to higher versions.
December 20th, 2006- Windows Embedded CE 6.0 available on PXA270 based reference platform "Sirius"
Honoring it's commitment to serve customers in a better way with the latest technology and continuing it's pace in offering windows embedded services e-con Systems announces the availability of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 on it's Sirius Reference Platform. The Windows CE 6.0 powered Sirius Reference Platform is readily available for customer evaluation and is targeted for use as a reference platform for a variety of consumer and industrial applications ranging from Video on Demand terminals, Mobile TV, Multimedia handheld players, Video conferencing nodes, Handheld data loggers, Billing machines, Information kiosks etc.
Sirius is a reference platform based on PXA270 processor from Intel. This platform features 520MHz Intel PXA270 processor with 32/64MB NOR Flash, NAND flash, 128MB/256MB SDRAM, Bluetooth, CompactFlash-based 802.11B/G WLAN, IDE interface, Video Camera interface, Wired 10/100Mbps Ethernet and other interfaces and devices. For any further details please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 30th, 2006- e-con Systems announces the availability of Windows CE Flash Media Driver (FMD) for generic NAND flash memory chips
e-con Systems, a leading Design Services company in the embedded domain, with significant development programs in Windows Embedded, announces the availability of Flash Media Driver for NAND flash chips for Windows CE. This FMD software is a customizable component that can support any NAND flash chips and is designed to be interface-agnostic. The FMD supports ECC and has been tested on e-con's PXA270 based Sirius Reference Platform. Any standard Windows CE file system such as FATFS or TSFAT can be integrated on top this FMD. The FMD is designed to be interface-agnostic and supports NAND flash connected to the Processor bus (like in Sirius, where the 16-bit NAND flash is interfaced directly to the Processor bus) or through PCMCIA (as given in Intel Application note) and this customization can
be done instantly. The availability of this customizable NAND flash FMD can be used by its customers who are using the NAND flash in their designs. As the NAND flash chips are gaining broader acceptance in embedded domain, the availability of such NAND flash FMD drivers will help OEMs to speed up the time-to-market of its products. For additional information, please write to email@example.com.
November 23rd, 2006- e-con Systems supports the CMOS Image sensor interfaced with PXA270 Camera Interface on Windows CE
e-con Systems, a leading Design Services company in the embedded domain, with significant development programs on Windows CE Embedded, has successfully integrated the CMOS Image sensor (camera module based on Omnivision OV9653, 1.3 Megapixel CMOS image sensor) on its PXA270 based Sirius Reference Platform and developed the driver and application for Windows CE. The camera module is interfaced with the PXA270 Camera Interface. e-con has also developed the driver for the camera sensor and an application to view the video and to capture the still images. Having the driver and application frame work tested on Sirius/OV9653 platform, the same can be easily ported to any camera module that can be interfaced with the Camera interface of PXA270 processor. Any OEMs interested in integrating Camera
module with PXA270 on Windows CE can leverage the e-con's driver/application framework to minimize the cost and development effort. For additional information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org .
October 15th, 2006- e-con Systems opens Branch Office in Chennai
e-con Systems, a premier Design Services company in Embedded Domain, today announced the opening of its new branch office in Ashok Nagar, signaling the company’s increasing commitment for establishing quality infrastructure for better customer service. With new project signups, company is expecting its team size to be increased to 50 by the end of next Quarter.
This announcement follows the recent opening of e-con’s new sales office in Delhi (see July 10, Announcement) and is one more step in the company’s strategy to fully support the emerging embedded design market.
This new setup, fully equipped with all modern facilities, will primarily cater to the Research and Design needs of company. “With this new design lab in place we would be able to provide superior innovative design solutions to our customers”. remarked Harishankkar, VP, e-con Systems.
August 24th, 2006- e-con announces Windows CE 5.0 on Sirius
e-con Systems announces the availability of Windows CE 5.0 on Sirius. The Sirius platform runs Windows CE 5.0 and features 3.5" LCD with touch screen and includes a range of I/O and explansion slot including SD/MMC slots, USB host and client, 10/100 Ethernet, Blue tooth and Audio in/out. For storage the platform consists of 8gigabit of NAND flash and provides file system support on the same on Windows CE. Among other things the platform has an expansion bus connector through which customer specific application modules can be plugged in. e-con foresees that the Windows CE platform can ease the time to market for products like Kiosks, hand-held billing terminals, Video on demand terminals and industrial applications. For more information please contact email@example.com .
August 7th, 2006- e-con provides solutions based on its Sirius platform for Pollution level Measurement on Windows CE
e-con Systems shares another success story by announcing it's latest contract signup with an Indian company specialized into manufacturing of devices for Pollution level measurement whereby it will use e-con's Sirius platform/design to custom design a handheld which shall be used for Pollution level measurement. The handheld, having an in-built camera to capture the image of the vehicle will communicate with the measuring instrument using a Bluetooth port and will possess a 320x240 LCD Screen to view the information. 'SIRIUS' will be used for in-house testing purpose till the Handheld is available for testing.
"This shows the acceptance of our Sirius platform as an industrial design" Says Mr.Harishankkar, VP Business development.
Sirius is a Reference Platform designed to cater various requirements such as handheld data logging/cash transaction terminals, Video conferencing terminals, Video streaming nodes, Portable media players, surveillance terminals and information kiosks etc. This board is designed around Intel Xscale PXA270 processor running at 520MHz and is powered by Linux 2.6 and Windows CE 5.0 adds Mr. HariShankkar.
July 10th, 2006- e-con opens a sales office in New Delhi
e-con Systems, an Engineering Design Services Company in embedded domain, today announces the opening of Sales office in New Delhi.
Opening an office specially targeting the NCR market is a natural step is e-con’s strategy to expand its business pan India. The office will be staffed with sales, marketing, and customer interaction teams to achieve desired results. "This growing market presents a key opportunity to extend beyond our current offerings and achieve meaningful organic growth over the next few years," said HariShankkar Subramanyam, Vice President, Business Development.
With full time marketing and sales staff in place, e-con is well positioned to build strong, supportive relationships with key channel partners and customers, and provide comprehensive service to serve customers in north as well. e-con already has couple of customers in this region and e-con has plans to set up a design centre in Delhi by the year end to cater the customers there.
The office is located @ First Floor, B-5/198, Safdarjang Enclave, New Delhi, India 110029., Details about the contact person at Contact Details.
May 5th, 2006- e-con Systems showcases the Qtopia on the PXA270 based Sirius Platform
e-con Systems, earlier announced the availability of the PXA270 based customizable hardware platform, code named Sirius. To reduce the Time-to-Market, e-con has announced separate software development programs to port Linux and Windows CE. The Linux (kernel version 2.6.15) porting and customization for Sirius platform is complete with all the hardware peripherals on this platform supported and tested. E-con has also successfully demonstrated the Qtopia Desktop Environment on the Sirius platform with Keyboard, Mouse and Touch screen support on the 240x320 LCD panel (built on-board). E-con can also port other GUI frameworks such GTK (over tiny-X) based on customer requests. The Sirius platform is ready for evaluation is supported with complete Documentation on User/Developer manuals, Source code and Application Developers’ manual, so that customers can immediately start developing applications on this Linux/Qtopia powered version of the Sirius platform. For sales and other queries please contact at