Our team contributed to the design and implementation of the Cirrent Wireless Connection Manager (WCM). The WCM helps devices connect instantly with no setup and no password, but with strong security.
We created a robust, embedded, Linux-based software system that can be ported on an embedded platform with minimal effort, and that satisfies the time and memory constraints of current hardware from major vendors.
The solution created a global network, in public spaces and homes across the world, designed to get instant cloud connection and product registration using Cirrent WCM. With Cirrent WCM, devices have the ability to access public Wi-Fi networks and get limited access to the internet (up to 10 kbit/sec). When a customer changes his or her network password the product will still be online. Moreover, WCM doesn’t need any hardware or proprietary software, it can be integrated into existing product lines at very little cost.
We have integrated an installation package of WCM in the common build process for OpenWRT platforms and as a result, there is ready-to-use firmware which can be flashed into device directly or using OTA update.
Designing the same solution for RTOS platforms is planned in the next release, but for now, we provide a collected library which can be integrated into standard SDK for target platforms.