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Where Can I Find an Affordable Embedded Device?

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I am looking to find an affordable embedded device.

I would write a program that monitors an RS232 port, decodes the proprietary data coming in and then generates SNMP traps. This program would run continually on the embedded device. I am wondering if there are any devices out there that are priced at no more than USD $200.

So the device requirements are:
 -1 RS232 port
 -Ethernet port (not wireless)
 -the operating system has API for generating SNMP traps
 -ability to write proprietary software for this device
 -cost is not more than USD $200
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The Lantronix XPort-AR module will fill the bill. You can buy their $190 eval kit, which includes an eval board, the Xport-AR device server module, serial connector and cable, and a CD with software utilities and documentation:

http://tinyurl.com/xportarevalkit

The module itself has to be installed on a circuit board with a serial connector to use, but is otherwise self contained; the eval kit gives you everything you need.

The XPort-AR has some pretty cool specs: A fully programmable 120 MHz computing platform with a Cisco-like CLI, as well as HTTP and HTTPS servers, SNMP, XML, RSS, SSH, DNS, SMTP, FTP, Telnet, and a slew of other protocols. It can Web-enable up to two serial ports, and supports 802.3af compliant pass-through Power over Ethernet (PoE).

The RTOS Kernel has a pre-emptive scheduler, multithreading, memory management semaphores and available 1.25 Mbps flash-based nonvolatile storage, plus APIs for SNMP and all the other protocols listed above.

You'll have to be a competent C programmer, but as long as you have that skill, you can program the thing to talk to serial devices and interact via SNMP.
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Another interesting alternative that may be simpler is the $99 Netburner eval kit:

http://tinyurl.com/netburnereval

The development software included with this kit is more readily adaptable to direct SNMP manipulation; with the Lantronix XPort devices you have to write kernel code to do direct SNMP message building, but this board, although having a much simpler runtime environment, comes with an IDE ready to do C/C++ programming at the application level.
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Forget the Netburner; I see that charge $495 to license the SNMP module!

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It looks like we will probably go with the Lantronix solution. Thanks.
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