Artesyn Embedded Technologies has announced System Services Framework (SSF), a new software solution for its ATCA systems. The company estimates it can save customers up to 40 percent time-to-market versus writing or porting their own system management software.
System Services Framework (SSF) is a complete system management suite for Artesyn ATCA systems, allowing users or applications to configure and monitor the hardware and software elements of a single ATCA shelf or across multiple shelves.
A graphical user interface provides a quick and easy view of system configuration, events and alarms as well as providing a means of configuring switches or payload blades and managing system access. Artesyn's SSF also provides XML and command line interfaces so user applications have access to the rich assortment of system parameters and controls.
The functionality of Artesyn's SSF can be enhanced with Artesyn and 3rd party add-on software modules. For example, Artesyn's ViewCheck provides in-service and out-of-service diagnostics of ATCA blades and other system elements. Another add-in, Artesyn's FlowPilot, provides a complete packet load balancing solution.