more new software: Virtual Machine Network Driver for Microsoft Device Emulator

Last week I was helping Manuela with her Windows Mobile Device Emulator – the bugger just didn’t want to connect to the local network – we solved the problem by cradling the emulator via the Device Manager – but this is the “russian-solution” for the problem – the better solution would be the Virtual Machine Network Driver which is available since today:


“The Virtual Machine Network Driver allows the Device emulator’s OS (or even the Virtual PC OS, as the case may be) to emulate its own network connection. Because the physical network interface on the host machine is now “virtualized,” you have a way to get two IP Addresses – one for the host PC, and one for the operating system that is running within the Device Emulator (or Virtual PC). Device Emulator users using the VMNet Driver can connect to the host machine over TCP or UDP as the alternative to the standard “Activesync over DMA” solution.”


Source: Virtual Machine Network Driver

Importing Certificates on the Pocket PC 2003 / Windows Mobile 5 platform…

Hurray! Now the certificate import utility is available for Windows Mobile 5. Since we’re playing a lot with 802.1x we are desperately in need of such a certificate import utility.


I did not test the utility – more on that later.



“I have made Crtimprt, a program for Pocket PC 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0. Crtimprt allows you to import:




  • A “Personal Certificate” issued by any Certificate Authority (CA).


  • A private key which corresponds to this certificate.


  • One or more “Root Certificates” (or none at all).

Once an X.509 certificate is installed, you can use it to for user authentication on the Pocket PC. The imported certificate can be used in the following scenarios:




  • User authentication in L2TP/IPsec VPNs.


  • Web client authentication in Pocket Internet Explorer.


  • User authentication in 802.1x wireless networks (EAP-TLS only).


  • Other third-party applications that happen to support Personal certificates (I am not aware of any, though).”

Source: http://www.jacco2.dds.nl/networking/crtimprt.html

storage space sizes for removable media growing…


Finally there are definitive words about holographic storage medias. Maxell made a press release today of it’s upcoming 300 GByte holographic medias – yeah!


“With uncompressed storage capacities achieving 1.6 TeraBytes per disk and data rates as high as 120 MBPs.”



“One 5¼ inch-diameter optical disc can store up to 150 million pages – more than 63 times the capacity of DVD. Also, with holographic recording, a multiple of form factors, such as discs, cards, etc., and laser wavelengths (red, green, and blue) can be used. “



“The first generation of holographic media with 300 GB of storage capacity and a 20 MBPs Transfer Rate is scheduled for release in late 2006.”


Source: Maxell-USA

Windows Media Center Edition for in-car use


So this is what namenlos is working on at 3soft!?


“The 7″ touchscreen is connected to a computer under the temperature controls. The computer features 512MB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, wireless 802.11g networking and a slot-loading, dual-layer DVD Burner. If you’re like me, you’re already making a list of the items you’ll need to complete this in your car. Absolutely amazing.”



Source: http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/entry/1690/windows_media_center