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Limited Hardware Resources

The IGUANA gateway is implemented on a device with limited hardware resources. Therefore gateway applications have to be designed and programmed in a way so that hardware limitations are not exceeded. Hence programming languages such as Java, which need a virtual machine may be unsuitable. Moreover, the HTTP server in front of the Web Service will have to be designed in a way so that it has a small footprint. Certain security features, such as encryption may also be impossible due to hardware limitations.

Nevertheless a thorough design and the usage of the right tools should make gateway applications on the IGUANA gateway a viable solution for many tasks.

Hermann Himmelbauer 2006-09-27