My latest article over at embedded.com has just been published:
As with any technical endeavor, the selection/development of technology for communicating with an embedded system should be done with a view to standards compliance, to aid interoperability, and to avoiding “reinventing the wheel” – i.e. reuse a previous development instead of starting from scratch – to reduce costs.
In this article, some creative uses of well established email protocols are outlined. This approach enables some quite imaginative functionality to be added to devices with minimal effort and cost
Of course, this approach may be taken with any RTOS, but you should ensure that the email software is designed specifically for embedded applications, as is the case with Nucleus.