Engineers from Radstone Technology in Towcester, England, and Pentland Systems Ltd. of Livingston, Scotland, developed rugged commercial off-the-shelf 16-bit analog I/O technology for military control system applications. The companies are offering the Radstone AIOP-1 family of VME I/O boards, which provide 16 channels of analog input combined with four channels of analog output optimized for high-reliability control system applications. Features include software programmable input ranges, input filtering, and a flexible acquisition control mechanism that allows users to sample some channels simultaneously while sampling others in sequence. The two companies are combining Pentland`s expertise in analog system design with Radstone`s expertise in conduction-cooled printed circuit boards, officials say. For more information contact Radstone`s Simon Collins by phone at 011-44-1327-359-662, by e-mail at [email protected], or on the World Wide Web at http://www.radstone.com/. - J.K.