VIA Embedded provides a flexible range of services for enabling the remote management, diagnostics, and monitoring across a cloud-based network using the VIA DMS (Device Management System).
The VIA DMS integrates a suite of functions including System Health Monitoring, System Control, OTA (over-the-Air) System Update, and Task Management that can be controlled from a single browser-based dashboard to ensure 24/7 operation of mission critical tasks. In addition to supporting the VIA ALTA DS 2, VIA ARTiGO A900, and VIA ARTiGO A1250, the system can be customized to meet specific customer requirements. Sample code is also included to allow customers to easily incorporate VIA DMS features into their existing device management system.
VIA DMS Features
Remote System Health Monitoring tracks the operating status of each system and its key components, including the processor, DRAM, storage capacity utilization, and network connectivity speed. The DMS server can be configured to react when, for example, a device reaches its storage threshold.
Remote System Control powers each system on or off, adjusts its screen brightness and audio volume, and boots the system at a pre-specified specific time using its Wake on LAN (WOL) or Real Time Clock (RTC) features. In addition, the screen snapshot feature makes it possible to check if applications are running correctly at any time.
Remote System Update enables the operating system and firmware*, namely the BIOS or U-Boot, to be easily updated via OTA. Other system files can also be updated or deleted through the VIA DMS. (Firmware update service can be provided on a project basis.)
Application Deployment enables the installation, activation, and update of system applications using the VIA DMS.
Task Management can be used to schedule specific tasks for each system such as playing a certain video file at a pre-arranged time.
VIA DMS Function Table
|Features (DMS v1.1)||ARM Devices||x86 Devices|
|Model||ALTA DS 2||ARTiGO A900||Viega Tablet||ARTiGO A1250|
|OS Version||Android 4.3||Android 4.3||Android 4.4||Windows® 7|
|Software Management||OTA Update||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|User APK Management||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|System Status||CPU Usage||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Wi-Fi Signal Strength||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|3G Signal Strength||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Get/Set Volume Status and Size||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Get/Set System Time||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Sync System Time with Time Server||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Power Management||Wake on LAN||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Network Management||Get MAC Address||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Get IP Address||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Get Network Transfer Speed||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Watchdog Timer Programming||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Display Management||Get/Set Display Volume||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Get/Set Display Brightness (LVDS)||N/A||N/A||✔||N/A|