ASCII

What the UTF? ASCII Here. Part II

In this edition of my dissertation on ASCII I am going to devolve into the background of Unicode. This is the second of two parts of my presentation on ASCII (part I here). ASCII data is something we encounter every single day but most of us don’t really appreciate the complexity behind it or what’s happening behind the scenes. If you think this isn’t important you’d be wrong. ASCII data moves a lot of important information on the factory floor and that’s the reason our ASCII to PLC Gateway is so popular. Our customers also move a lot of ASCII data over EtherNet/IP™ and ProfiNet IO. ASCII still rules though software programmers may not want to hear that.

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Tutorials

SSL Serial Tunneling

Enabling NetBurner’s Built-in Secure Serial Capability Let’s be honest, if you had a “kick me” sign taped to your back, you’d want someone to tell

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standards

What the UTF? ASCII Here. Part I

You may not know it but we all use Unicode Transformation Format (UTF) every day, though many of us call it ASCII. However, it’s hard to appreciate what it is or what’s going on behind the scenes. ASCII data is the reason that our ASCII to PLC Gateway is so popular. There is a ton of bar code, printer labels, and other ASCII data on the factory floor. And ASCII isn’t going away.

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IoT

Internet Of Things Market Forecast

NetBurner’s founders started twenty years ago as unassuming pioneers in the much later named Internet of Things (IoT). Our mission then and now was to make network-enabling hardware and devices a snap for industrial engineers and product designers.

In hindsight, one could call this earlier era in networking-enabling or IP-enabling widgets “IoT 1.0”. Now that IoT 2.0 is in full swing it’s exciting to look forward on where else this fantastic journey will go from a macroeconomic perspective. In this post, we’re featuring two articles that summarize the market drivers and economic forecasts as we move ever closer to a nearly inevitable IoT 3.0. We think it is an important read for our forward-thinking community.

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debugging

Warrior’s Guide to Embedded Debugging – Part I

There is nothing more frustrating than having a problem and feeling helpless while some oracle on the other end of a nebulous contact form decides your fate. In the ideal world you would be able to solve your own problems without ever needing outside help, right? Our goal at NetBurner is to make the product in such a way that you rarely need support; not because we don’t want to help you, but to get you farther, faster. We still have a way to go and that’s why we take pride in the quality of our support, blog posts and community forums to fill those remaining gaps.

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release

Release the Hounds! NetBurner’s Latest Software Update

At NetBurner we’re continuously improving our products and working to deliver practical and empowering technologies to our customers. This latest NetBurner software release is packed with useful code examples, enhanced SSL/TLS and FTP functionality, extended SSL capability for WebSockets, added USB communications device class and mass storage libraries (BETA), as well as lots of other goodies and bug fixes to keep your dogs from scratching. Read our full release notes in this post for details.

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ARM

Sneak Peek from the NetBurner Product Nebula – The Birthplace of Stars

We read you loud and clear! NetBurner’s new Embedded Core Module is our answer to your call for an ARM® Cortex®-Powered processor for your next masterpiece. We can hardly contain ourselves so we’re providing a preview before we Supernova! The all-new NetBurner ARM® Cortex®-Powered Core Module is here to accelerate and de-risk your product development path for serious IoT and embedded applications!

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Protocols

Part II: WebSockets for Real-Time Web and IoT Applications – Controlling Your NetBurner with WebSockets Interface

In this article, we will make a WebSockets dashboard application that provides real-time monitoring AND control of a NetBurner Core Module from a web browser. Previously in Part 1, we discussed the benefits of using WebSockets and demonstrated how to make a WebSockets application to remotely monitor the state of DIP switches on a NetBurner Core Module Development Kit. Next, we will build on the same example to show how we can also control the NetBurner Dev Kit’s integrated LED array in real-time from a browser using WebSockets.

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Protocols

Cover Your Data Assets with TLS

Getting Started with Transport Layer Security for Your IoT and Connected Devices The Internet of Things has become an increasingly popular and susceptible attack surface

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