Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
On Tuesday 30 April, 2013, Pablo Rodriguez Pina, founder and director of the Perth (Western Australia) based software company announced the company will commence a proof of concept for a renewable energy system integrating a series of devices with a Raspberry Pi and a PC in kiosk mode.
In the words of Pablo Rodriguez: “We are very enthusiastic with the project. Exploring embedded development is a great opportunity. Oracle seems to have been giving good attention to Embedded Java and we want to take advantage of it. Today, one can choose from different distributions of java aimed at running in embedded devices. Our developers can leverage the same skillset and tools they have been using for developing enterprise Java SE / Java EE applications when developing for embedded platforms”.
Oracle has 3 offerings for embedded development:
- Java ME - Aimed at mobile devices
- Java Embedded - Aimed at resource constrained devices
- Java SE Embedded - Aimed at embedded devices with greater RAM and CPU capacity.
From a hardware point of view, The Raspberry Pi was chosen over other ARM boards mainly due to cost and usage. The Raspberry Pi being one of the most widely adopted devices is slowly becoming a reference platform for embedded development and testing. For less than $50 USD, one can have a 512 MB RAM Raspberry Pi delivered.
Using embedded Java on a production system where the embedded device operates in any way different to a standard PC (e.g. integrating with PLCs in a headless mode) incurs an affordable royalty fee of about $0.60 (60 cents USD) per ARM processor < 800Mhz.
A second licensing option offered by Oracle allows customers to address the royalty fees with a single (upfront) payment.
Anahata will commence development on the proof of concept throughout May 2013 and the project viability evaluation is expected to be announced in June 2013.
About Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd
Founded in 2010, Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd is a Western Australia privately owned perth software company specializing in the analysis, design, implementation and support of cost-effective, custom built software applications.
Anahata’s preferred delivery approach is an iterative, customer centric software development process where business analysts visit customer premises to gather requirements, outline the current business processes and design an improved flow. Once the system requirements are complete, a continuous integration development process allows customers to test the application regularly as it is being built. Upon implementation, customer’s staff is trained on site on the usage of the new system
Anahata offers its customers a 3 month warranty and support period where users can have unlimited phone or email consultation. Customers can access an online task and issue management system to log requests for enhancements (RFEs) or report any defects encountered during the testing or production stages. Anahata seeks to be the most customers centric of all perth software companies in Perth.
Anahata’s preferred technological choice is to deliver cross-platform solutions based on open standards and open source technology that ensure stability, compatibility, and security over a long application lifespan and reduces upfront and ongoing licensing fees.
Anahata is an Oracle Certified Partner and delivers custom software solutions based on Oracle Technology, such as Java, Java Enterprise Edition, MySQL or Oracle Database. The Perth software development company is a also certified MYOB developer partner providing Custom Software solutions that can integrate seamlessly with any MYOB software package such as MYOB AccountRight desktop or MYOB AccountRight (cloud)
For more information about Anahata, visit http://www.anahata-it.com.au or type ‘Software Company’ in your favourite search engine.