iSocket is designed to play a role in all aspects of the product lifecycle, from development to operational management:
Development: The iSocket-SDK is bundled with extensive utilities which allow developers to quickly connect peripheral devices and run test scripts to ensure device functionality. iSocket gets developers up and running quickly, significantly reducing time-to-market.
Manufacture: iSocket can be used together with automated test scripts to provide functional testing of a machine during build or QA. All machine functions can be fully tested/verified independently of the application.
Operation: iSocket manages all device communications and maintains a detailed log of critical transaction/event information for debug and audit purposes. iSocket significantly improves operational performance and reduces the risk of machine failure.
Here’s just some of the devices supported by iSocket:
iSocket is capable of adding support for almost any serial based peripheral or device, whether connected via a Smart Device Hub or via any standard system port. e2c is constantly adding new device types and support for customer specific devices. Let us know if you want anything new supported.
The iSocket SDK is bundled with a client application called iSocketUI. This allows quick set-up and testing of any peripherals and requires no coding. Simply select the device you want to add and within a few clicks you will have it working. The UI also allows you to run automated scripts from simple .txt files. For example, you can write a simple script to fully enable all the peripherals in a machine and test each one for communication and function. In addition, you can add special function buttons to the UI to quickly access any scripts you have prepared.
The iSocket client includes a remote management agent we call iSocket monitor client. This can be used to communicate with our iSocket/Enterprise M2M Server application running on an networked machine. This allows all clients running iSocket to be remotely monitored and controlled. This allows machine management right down to the device level. You can also activate any pre-defined scripts remotely, for example, send new firmware to a device and automatically upload and restart the machine. Learn More.
iSocket works with e2c’s range of Smart Device Hubs and IO boards, allowing iSocket to communicate with legacy devices and proprietary interfaces/protocols. These include our feature-packed Cash Control smart hubs and industry leading gaming reel controllers.
|Vertical application bundles|
|Gaming Device Manager (GDM)||All gaming peripherals|
|Gaming Reel Control (GRC)||All gaming reels|
|Self-Service Solutions (S3)||Payment solutions|
|Smart Vending Manager (SVM)||Payment and MDB devices|
|iSocket UI||SDK/Developer interface|
|iSocket Enterprise Server||Server side remote management|
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