ASEM System Manager

A software utility suite for the management of the panel for WinCE and Linux systems

ASEM System Manager (ASM) for Linux systems

All ASEM embedded systems based on the ARM architecture feature an image with a Linux operating system. This image includes all basic functions such as network, diagnostics, upgrade and also the ASEM System Manager (ASM), a specially developed utility for more user-friendly operation of the system.

The ASM has a browserbased user interface that can be controlled locally or remotely, ensuring secure and reliable operation. The ASM offers different categories for the configuration of the system, which are divided by functions. Basic settings can be made, such as configuring the IP addresses of the network interfaces, date and time, keyboard layout, etc. as well as the necessary settings for using the VPN of UBIQUITY, for routing between interfaces, Internet sharing or for carrying out remote updates of the image via the UNIQLOUD platform, ASEM's cloud infrastructure.


ASEM Smart Update mechanism

The operating system of the embedded systems can be safely updated at any time, either by a local upgrade on the systems themselves or by using the UNIQLOUD platform. An intelligent partitioning of the mass storage ensures that the part containing the image of the active operating system is separated from the area to which the new image is transferred.

The ASEM Smart Update (ASU) mechanism ensures that the image of the previously installed operating system is restored after an unexpected event, such as a sudden power failure.

At the end of the data transfer of the new image, the active partition is switched and the image validation phase begins. In the event of an error or failure, a rollback to the previous software image is guaranteed.

Backup and Recovery

With ASM, you can effectively and securely manage backups of your operating system, including installed software applications. The restore function allows you to quickly restore a replacement system and/or transfer it to other systems.

Diagnostic

The ASM provides the user with the necessary diagnostic tools to analyze connection problems or to access protocols of system services.

UNIQO HMI license management

The ASM allows the activation of UNIQO HMI Runtime licenses both in off-line mode, without Internet connectivity, and in on-line mode with direct connection to the UNIQLOUD platform.

UNIQLOUD

With ASM, you can configure access to ASEM's cloud infrastructure and use the available services, including UBIQUITY connectivity, remote operating system image update, etc.

Kiosk Mode

The utility enables the execution of UNIQO Runtime in the "kiosk" mode without showing any detail of the operating system. The kiosk mode is very useful when you need the HMI application to be launched with no evidence of the operating system presence.


Changelog ASM for Linux systems

ASEM System Manager (ASM) for WinCE systems

ASEM System Manager is a set of utilities developed to improve the usage of ASEM WinCE-based ARM platforms. 

Installed directly in production, ASEM System Manager is accessible from the OS control panel and includes a series of features that allow to backup the whole system or to selectively backup the applications, to manage the screen saver and to implement the antialiasing rendering for a better characters visualization. 

ASEM System Manager can be installed also on existing systems.

Clone, Backup and Restore

The Clone function allows to make an exact copy of the source system, including the image of the OS (ARM platforms). 

Selective Backup allows to backup only specific and selected files and applications settings. The backup is saved in a single file with ".ASR" (ASEM System Repository) extension. 

With the Restore feature it is possible to retrieve the backup by selecting the files to be restored.

OS update for ARM systems

The ASEM System Manager allows to update the operating system without reinstalling all the applications. 

Before any update, a temporary backup of all installed ASEM application and the related settings is necessary. Once the update is completed, the backup is automatically restored in a safe and open way. On the download area of the ASEM website there is a database with all OS image versions in ".ASR" format.


Screen Saver

The Screen Saver function allows to reduce the display brightness or to switch off the display after a period of inactivity when systems are powered but not used in a continuous way by the operator. This feature extends the lifetime of the displays.

Kiosk Mode

The utility enables the execution of Premium HMI Runtime in "kiosk" mode without showing any detail of the operating system. The kiosk mode is very useful when you need the HMI application to be launched with no evidence of the operating system presence.

System reboot

The utility allows you to reboot the device without acting on the power supply.

eMMC Usage

The utility provides useful information about the actual use of the eMMC memory along with an indication of "lifetime" of the support expressed in expected duration time.

Antialiasing

Antialiasing is a technique for minimizing the character edges compared with their matrix enabling a better character visualization. The utility allows to choose between two different representation, according to users preferences.

Scrollbar

The utility lets you change the operating system scroll bars dimension. Some of these controls are in fact used in the HMI applications so you can freely adapt the size.

Touch Buzzer

The utility allows you to activate the sound feedback of touch activation.

Language Settings

The utility allows you to easily install the font support for non-European languages in the HMI applications.

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