[Soekris] Industrial control application

Paul Bartell paul.bartell at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 21:46:13 UTC 2010


Thought I would link to this as well, but the whole
pay-for-documentation part seems a bit sketchy.
http://www.erickengelke.com/wattcp/index.shtml

Seems to be aimed at what you are trying to do.

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Paul Bartell <paul.bartell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Id suggest running DOS on the soekris box, with a serial console (the
> soekris bios might do this for you.. not sure) and a second serial
> port (connected to whatever it is). Running a telnet server would make
> it easy to remotely access the software, though security could be an
> issue.
>
> Another way to go about this is to use either a DOS emulator or run
> DOS in a virtual machine (might be possible on the soekris, but might
> work for your use). This presents less of a security issue, but
> (possibly) more of a stability issue.
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Karl Fife <karlfife at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We have a dos-based industrial control application that we want to migrate
>> from a 'real' dos workstation to something like a network-attached virtual
>> dos workstation.  One objective is to make it administrable via browser from
>> anywhere on the network rather than by physically walking up to its console.
>> We would like to have the DOS instance hosted on a high-availability fanless
>> solid state host like the NET5501's we use elsewhere.   The only industrial
>> control I/O required is a serial port.
>>
>> Has anyone done or seen anything like this on Soekris?  Any projects I
>> should be looking at?  Is Soekris the wrong fit?  I've looked at Mini-ITX
>> type solutions.   I considered building up a 'headed' ITX unit with a
>> wear-leveling SLC SDD, and simply sticking a KVMoIP device to it.  Not
>> exactly elegant.  We're not particularly cost sensitive.  There's an
>> important industrial process riding on this two-bit DOS pc.
>>
>> Ideas?  Experiences?
>> Thanks!
>> -Karl
>>
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