Belcarra Technologies Announces USB TestDrive for BeagleBone Black

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Belcarra announces a BeagleBone Black edition is now available for their USB TestDrive system thereby extending rapid prototyping of networking over USB protocols to this popular low-cost development platform. The Beaglebone Black can boot Belcarra TestDrive, freely available as a MicroSD SDHC image, without modifying the onboard firmware.

The addition of BeagleBone TestDrive to its well recognized Network over USB products was announced today by Belcarra Technologies, a leading developer of USB software and network solutions.

Beagle TestDrive uses the Beaglebone Black as a proxy for an OEM device. Any Microsoft system can be used as the TestDrive USB host, as a matching edition of Belcarra USBLAN driver can be automatically installed from Windows Update enabling networking functionality over USB.

“The modern approach to device control and management is to use a web server on the device, and Belcarra USBLAN allows automatic setup of a secure network link over USB without administrative privilege.” says Belcarra’s President, Bruce Balden. Traditional client and server web testing tools, modern iperf and iperf3 network test tools are all available. These allow flexible network tests using either IPv4 or IPv6, UDP or TCP, various TCP options, and multiple streams.

Belcarra’s Beagle TestDrive is provided as a MicroSD SDHC image. The Beaglebone Black can boot TestDrive without modifying the onboard firmware. Simple commands change the USB network configuration (protocol, hardware ID) dynamically until the next reboot, or take effect on the next reboot. Full documentation is available in the Beagle TestDrive Guide (

Belcarra Technologies USB software, professional services and USB integration expertise keeps development costs down for OEM’s, reducing risks and time-to-market.

About Belcarra:
Belcarra Technologies Corp. provides comprehensive IoT USB support that includes a suite of tools for networking over USB on a wide variety of systems including MS Windows®, Mac OS/X™, and Linux. Belcarra offers proprietary solutions as well as those within the GPL Linux USB Device Framework. Belcarra's USB solutions are developed with close attention to USB-IF and other industry standards. For more information, please contact a Belcarra representative at +1.604.617.3649, or visit the Belcarra website

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