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Micro Digital Announces mDNS for smxNS™
and Interoperation with Bonjour and Avahi

Costa Mesa, California, March 6, 2013 — Micro Digital is pleased to announce its Multicast DNS (mDNS) Responder for smxNS. This allows zero-configuration IP networking (zeroconf) with Apple Bonjour and the Linux/BSD Avahi package.

Multicast DNS is a protocol that allows a host on the network to discover services provided by other hosts. For example, a desktop computer could find a printer on the network without requiring the user to enter the address of the printer. This allows OEMs to create products that simply plug into a network to add services. The device can obtain an IP address via DHCP and then advertise a service at that address via the mDNS Responder. “With the addition of this feature, it is practical to build a network device that can ship with a default configuration that does not need to be touched by the end user,” said Richard Ames, lead developer of smxNS.

For more information about mDNS, please see

Availability and Licensing

mDNS Responder for smxNS is available immediately. Standard license fee is $4000, plus the smxNS license fee. It includes full source code, 90 days of technical support, and no per-seat charges. All of Micro Digital’s software is royalty free and is sold with a 30‑day money-back guarantee.

About smxNS

smxNS is an efficient TCP/IP stack that offers a large number of application protocols and Ethernet drivers. A dual IPv4/IPv6 version is available. In addition to mDNS, it offers common protocols such as FTP, HTTP, and POP3/SMTP and more specialized protocols such as NAT, PPPoE, SNMP, SNTP, and SSL. It offers Ethernet drivers for many ARM, Cortex, ColdFire, and Power Architecture internal Ethernet controllers and several external controllers. For more information, see the smxNS datasheet at

About Micro Digital

Micro Digital, Inc. has been in the embedded systems business for 37 years and has been producing and selling embedded software products for over 20 years. Micro Digital is dedicated to providing quality products and support for embedded systems at moderate prices. We may be contacted at (714) 437-7333 or

smxNS is a trademark and SMX is a registered trademark of Micro Digital, Inc. Other trademarks used above are the properties of their respective owners.

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