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Using an embedded Web server

By Colin Walls

I have another article published over at This time I am looking at an interesting adaptation of technology, where investment in one context is yielding benefits in another. It can be a significant overhead adding a user interface to a deeply embedded system, but there is an interesting option which is worth investigating …


Using an embedded Web server

On hearing the term “Web server,” it would be quite natural to think of a massive data center, full of powerful server computers, which enable pages from hundreds of websites to be delivered to thousands of users at the click of a mouse. However, the exact same technology may be readily employed in an embedded system to provide an interface to the application. This article explains this approach and outlines its key advantages.

Needless to say, Nucleus RTOS has an HTTP server option.

There will now be a short intermission …
I am about to take a short vacation, so I will be maintaining radio silence for a week or so.

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