DeviceVM, the maker of the Splashtop software which features embedded Linux "fast boot" products like the one used on the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n has been released under GPL. Bit Tech had a chat with both Asus and DeviceVM to find out where the two companies expect the software to go now that it's an open platform.
There are a couple new motherboards with Splashtop targeted for release at the end of the year, but we cannot announce the specifics until the OEM gives us the green light," said DeviceVM's Sergei Krupenin. "At the same time, all the major manufacturers are talking to DeviceVM about doing laptop and desktop products for next year.
Another thing is that we feel our open platform (with a soon to be released SDK) also allows consumers to do more with Splashtop than with other solutions.
For the P5E3 motherboard, Splashtop was designed to reside within the limited non-volatile on-board memory. While it is a restricted environment that may vary in size for other models, additional programs can be accommodated and we are working on enabling that through an SDK. Since speed and security are two of our core value propositions, the main challenge we are addressing is how to create an extensible environment without slowing down Splashtop or opening vulnerabilities.