Harmony, PA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
SDG Systems, a leader in system software and operating system support for Android on enterprise platforms, recently launched the Enterprise Platform eXtension Framework (EPX Framework™) software solution for Android. The EPX Framework provides a modular middleware implementation to enable manufacturers, system integrators, and end-users to integrate and utilize their RFID or barcode scanning hardware. The EPX Framework includes a device-independent application programming interface (API) for developers, enabling cross-platform support for applications.
SDG Systems is licensing the EPX Framework for the integration of RFID or barcode scanning hardware into commercial hardware platforms. The EPX Framework provides several key features to the licensee.
The first modular components of the EPX Framework are EPX-R, for supporting RFID on Android, and EPX-B, for supporting barcode scanning. The EPX Framework implementations are designed to help mobile device manufacturers and component vendors quickly add RFID and barcode support to Android products while providing a common API for app developers. EPX-R and EPX-B each include native plugin-modules (hardware drivers), Android-based services, an Android Settings application, and a Software Developer Kit (SDK). The SDK allows app developers to interface with the commercial RFID or barcode readers.
The EPX-B mobile system supports hardware and software-decoded barcode scanners manufactured by Motorola, Intermec, and Honeywell. The EPX-R system’s RFID technology is currently compatible with SCSpro, ThingMagic, IDRO, and HIDGlobal RFID chipsets. Licensed owners may contract with SDG Systems to add support for other RFID or barcode scanner chipsets, including Bluetooth-connected devices, or implement the hardware-specific changes through an in-house engineering team.
EPX Framework implementations are currently being deployed. Case studies and deployment details will be available soon. For more information on SDG Systems, go to http://sdgsystems.com. To learn more about the EPX Framework and read about this Android middleware’s key benefits, please visit: http://sdgsystems.com/solutions/epx-framework/.
In addition to the included technical support, SDG offers services to integrate the EPX Framework with the licensee’s platform. Other services offered by SDG Systems include Android porting, device driver implementation, and application development.
About SDG Systems
SDG Systems delivers innovative, customizable, Android and Linux solutions, specializing in rugged and mobile computers. SDG provides superior technical support, software customizations, and complete solutions. SDG is a leader in the implementation of Google Android solutions on rugged and embedded devices since 2009 and has been developing and supporting Linux system software since 2001.