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Customizing Android & Yocto Splash Screens

May 19, 2016

Customizing Android & Yocto Splash ScreensHave you ever wanted to replace that ugly default logo or animation that is shown when your system boots up? Now you can with custom splash screens!What is a Splash Screen?The logo or image displayed on screen during the boot process of an embedded system3...

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LCD Touchscreens for Gateworks SBCs

May 12, 2016

Gateworks offers a LVDS connector on the Ventana Family of Single Board Computers to allow the connection of a LCD touchscreen display. LCD Displays are a great fit for control panel applications as well as Digital Signage. The displays work with Android, OpenEmbedded Yocto, Ubuntu and more. The LVDS connector...

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New Software Release: OpenWrt 16.02

May 9, 2016

Gateworks would like to announcethe release & support of OpenWrt 16.02 on the Ventana and Laguna family of Single Board Computers. This OpenWrt release falls under the Designated Driverrelease of OpenWrt. OpenWrt isa Linux operating system that Gateworks uses for networking centric tasks, wireless access points, router functions, IoT and...

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Gateworks Product Change Notification

April 6, 2016

Gateworks has world classcustomer support. Part of this supportincludes keeping customers up to date with any changes to the single board computers that Gateworks designs and manufactures. Customers expect to be notified of any changes so they can be prepared properly. Gateworks provides it’s Product Change Notification (PCN) service to...

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Embedded Android App & OS Development

March 11, 2016

Android is growing fast inembedded applications. TheGateworks Android Development kitis a great starting point for customers that need to get going quickly with both the hardware and software. To aid in Android software development, Gateworks has developed an example Android application showcasing the interaction of the software with the Gateworks...

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Linux Wireless AP Configuration

March 3, 2016

A Gateworks GW5100 Industrial Single Board Computer simulates the transmitting of a 802.11AC Wireless Signal Configuring wireless in Linux can be complex. A very common question is how does one configure an IEEE802.11 radio as an Access Point (AP) from the command line interface (CLI). This question is difficult to...

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Adaptive Bitrate Streaming using GStreamer

January 26, 2016

Gateworks’ SBCs are widely used for streaming audio and video over the network via Ethernet, 802.11 WiFi, or 4G LTE Cellular.Networks are dynamic, whether from network load, RF interference or signal strength thus throughput will vary requiring intelligent and flexible applications to adjust as necessary. Adaptive Bitrate Streaming is the...

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GStreamer Compositing for Streaming H.264 Video

December 2, 2015

Gateworks recently featured a blog in which 8 video cameras were connected to a Gateworks Ventana SBC and then displayed on a HDMI monitor. This is useful for localized applications. For remote applications there is another solution. Remote applications require streaming the multiple video streams over the network (Ethernet or...

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Capturing 8 Video Inputs on Gateworks Ventana SBCs

November 2, 2015

Gateworks would like to introduce software support for the AVC8000nano Mini-PCIe card on the Ventana Single Board Computers. Figure 1: Screen capture of 8 analog cameras displayed on a monitor using the Gateworks Ventana SBC Many applications, such as surveillance, require multipleanalog video inputs from cameras for monitoring. These cameras...

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i.MX6 GStreamer-imx Plugins – Tutorial & Example Pipelines

September 24, 2015

Gateworks would like to announce the support of the GStreamer-imx plugins starting with Yocto 1.8 on the Ventana family of Single Board Computers. Gateworks, the leading supplier of Powerful ARM based Single Board Computer solutions using the Freescale i.MX6, has invested countless engineering hours researching and mastering GStreamer for the...

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