Vancouver – Belcarra Technologies, a leading developer of USB software and device driver solutions, announced today the availability of their USB Communications Device Class (USB CDC ECM) driver, USBLAN deployments for Microsoft Windows CE and Windows Mobile platforms.
Belcarra’s USBLAN is a proven and industry standard USB networking solution for Windows 2000, XP and Vista platforms. In response to industry demand, Belcarra has now extended this functionality with CE-USBLAN, an implementation of the CDC ECM (Ethernet Control Model) protocol that supports Microsoft embedded and mobile platforms.
The Ethernet Control Model is a networking standard published by the USB Implementers Forum, providing a popular protocol for a USB host to access an Ethernet NIC-like device across a USB link. The standard defines a way for the USB host to transfer IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) network frames, and for the USB host to control the device. The industry-standard ECM is an ideal method for a handheld Win CE or Windows Mobile device to access a network or network-like service across a USB link.
“CE-USBLAN enables a Windows handheld to access any device that employs the CDC-ECM protocol” states Bruce Balden, President of Belcarra. “Belcarra consistently provides cellular phone and other smart handheld device manufacturers’ with superior performance, flexible and compatible USB solutions.”
CE-USBLAN, driver components and simple installation tools, are available under license to OEM’s.