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01.01.2004 - embedded world 2004

Connect Tech and SWD head to Nuremberg to attend to the embedded fair from 17. to 19. February. Hall 11 booth 11-427. We show the products from CTI and special Blue Heat/Net. The Blue Heat/Net enables you to add virtual serial ports wherever you need them, and control them from anywhere on your network.

01.12.2003 - NEW!! The QNX Cookbook

Kick your QNX Neutrino projects into high gear with tons of tested, documented, and, most importantly, thoroughly explained projects! This book features a wealth of both commercial-grade as well as toolkit-grade components. Each component is in its own chapter, and has a detailed explanation of not only how the code works, but also why it was designed the way it was. Plenty of pages are devoted to step-by-step descriptions of the factors that went into the design of each component, how the component makes use of the various features of the operating system, as well as additional enhancements that you can do to change the functionality of the components. Topics include everything from thread fingerprinting (available as a sample chapter), to a RAM-disk filesystem, to data acquisition, graphics file generation on-the-fly, and general topics such as high-availability.

01.09.2003 - Ethnernet Gateway(E488S)

for communication between TCP/IP network and connected GPIB/IEEE488 devices.

01.05.2003 - QNX 6 Neutrino driver for GPIB/IEEE488

The reliable GPIB/IEEE488 driver for QNX 4 which is used at the ESA is now also available for the new operating system QNX 6 Neutrino. The ESA has this driver in use at their Satellite Station in Kiruna since 1997.

01.01.2003 - Lifetime Warranty for CTI products

Connect Tech Inc. Announces New Lifetime Warranty

Guelph, Ontario - January 2, 2003

Connect Tech Inc., designer and manufacturer of multi-port serial adapters, announced that its entire line of products will be covered by a new Lifetime Warranty. The decision to upgrade the warranty, coupled with an existing policy of free technical support, translate into more value and peace of mind with every Connect Tech purchase. The change is effective January 1, 2003.

"We want to offer our customers the most value for their dollar," explained Connect Tech President David J. Worthen. "The Lifetime Warranty removes one element from the decision-making process. Trouble-free repairs and support are a given when purchasing a Connect Tech product;there will be no expensive surprises down the road. We've always stood behind the quality and reliability of our products, and it was time to translate that product belief into a tangible asset for our customers."

The extended warranty includes a grace period of 90 days, and is therefore retroactive to October 1, 2002. Connect Tech will honor the warranty on any purchases made after that date. Customers whose purchases fall outside the time frame may still take advantage of the of the new policy by upgrading their current warranties. Please contact SWD for details.

The warranty will apply across all product families, covering Connect Tech's popular Blue Heat/PCI series, the Xtreme PC/104 family, the CompactPCI-based Titan boards, USB-to-serial products, and the ISA series.

02.12.2002 - Hot Offer only for shortest time

TOP OFFER SCSI RAID system3798,- EUR net**(for 4* 18GB IBM - please call for other prices.)Specifications:HousingStandard Blue Box with twist display and console. 8 hard disk trays, 3 fans and redundant power supply. Desktop or 19"-RackmountRAIDU2 SCSI (LVD) to LVD RaidACS-9900 ControllerIntel i960RN 64bit RISC Proz.RAID-level 0, 1, 3, 5, 0+164 MB Cache (max 128MB)SCSI channel to host: 2(max) Ultra 2 wide LVDSCSI channel to device: 3(max) Ultra 2 wide LVDdata transfer rate up to 80 MB/sMultiple LUN supportHot swap, hot spare, online expansionGUI software & terminal emulationPlatforms: WinNT, SUN, SGI, IBM, Netware, QNXHarddisks4x IBM 18GB LVD, 10.000 Rpm (3x data, 1x hot spare)On request we pre instal QNX Capacity with 8 * 72GB HDDs: 504 GB (w/o hot spare disk / Raid level 5) Please note: This offer is only valid for short time and all components are available for SWD. The system is ready for use with SCSI cable and terminator. A 48 hour burn in test is made. Test protocol with all serial numbers is included.On request we will also offer different stage of extensions for the hard disks and prices for SCSI controllers.

01.12.2002 - QNX® Neutrino® drivers now available for Connect Tech Titan

Connect Tech Inc. has just finished the drivers for QNX 6 / Neutrino of the CompactPCI Titan boards. CTI is looking for companies who would be interested to become a beta test site.

01.12.2001 - DeviceMaster Primo – Network-enable any serial device

DeviceMaster Primo delivers the ideal solution for network-enabling devices. Connect Primo between your local area network and any serial device and get instant "anywhere, anytime access" for remote device monitoring and management. Primo packs the power of a full-scale server at a fraction of the price. Its compact footprint makes it easy to embed within integrated systems or deploy remotely wherever the serial device is located. Product Highlights: - One 10/100Base-T Ethernet connection with auto-recovery - One selectable serial port (RS-232, RS-422, RS-485) - Application compatibility for Microsoft® Windows® native COM and UNIX/Linux TTY ports - TCP sockets and serial tunneling - Solid-state design for high reliability - Security mechanism prevents unauthorized access - Compact footprint

01.11.2001 - Connect Tech Unleashes the Mighty Titan

Connect Tech Inc. brings its design expertise to the CompactPCI marketplace with the introduction of its newest multi-port I/O adapter, the Titan/cPCI. Following a tradition of producing cost-effective boards while maintaining high performance and quality, Connect Tech’s Titan offers a number of features on its small, 3U CompactPCI form factor. This flexible board includes two or four ports of jumper selectable RS-232 or RS-485 configuration, the option for front or rear I/O, and support for all of the most popular operating systems. The Titan is capable of baud rates of 1.8342 Mbps on RS-485 and 230.4 Kbps on RS-232, while offering multi-strike surge protection on every signal of every port, ensuring excellent performance and reliability for your communication needs. State of the art 16C950-style UARTs provide 128 bytes of transmit and receive FIFO buffers, improving overall system performance. It is fully compliant with CompactPCI bus specification PICMG TM 2.0 R3.0. “I’m very excited that we are able to build on our foundation of 16 years of design experience and expand in new directions,” said David Worthen, President of Connect Tech. “Offering CompactPCI support in addition to our standard line of multi-port serial adapters further ensures we can provide our customers with the quality solutions they require.” The Titan/cPCI offers the ease of Plug and Play functionality, and is backed by Connect Tech’s superior customer support. With its quality design and highly competitive price, the Titan is ready to fill your CompactPCI needs.

01.08.2001 - The new high performance technology of its NT960 adapter

Connect Tech Inc., a leading manufacturer of quality serial communications adapters, is pleased to announce that the high performance technology of its NT960 adapter is now available for the PCI bus compatible computer. This RISC-based intelligent multi-port subsystem offers one of the industry’s most flexible solutions for demanding serial I/O requirements. Robust and efficient, the NT960/PCI is built around a 33 MHz Intel 80960 RISC processor, with 1 MB of RAM. These features substantially reduce serial I/O bottlenecks on the host CPU, resulting in improved operations for your system. In combination with our modular ACM technology, one NT960/PCI host adapter can accommodate up to 128 flexible, high performance ports. Serial Line Interface Modules ensure your system comes with the electrical interface combinations that are right for your requirements. Add the ease of Plug and Play, and support for all the most popular operating systems and the NT960/PCI subsystem is the logical, reliable choice for your complex communications needs. The NT960/PCI can be purchased as a PCI host adaptor replacement for an existing Intellicon-NT960 ISA bus system, or as part of a new serial I/O subsystem.
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