March 1, 2004

Transcat offers Hanwell wireless data-acquisition systems

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Officials of Transcat Inc. in Rochester, N.Y., are offering Hanwell Instruments Ltd. wireless data acquisition systems, which include components necessary to sense, collect, transmit, record, store, and graph obtained data. Standard software is included. The systems offered include data logging of all process signals such as temperature, 4-to 20-milliamp current loops, humidity, weather, and digital pulses. The Hanwell units have communicating distances of as far as five miles line of sight — distances farther than five miles need a repeater. For more information contact Transcat at 800-828-1470, or online at

Teac introduces rugged digital debriefing station

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Officials of Teac America in Montebello, Calif., are introducing their digital debrief station, a ruggedized, compact, portable application-specific personal computer, with 18-inch liquid-crystal display and keyboard, contained in a steel case. The station has dual Xeon 2.2 GHz processors, 80-gigabyte IDE hard drive, removable 80-gigabyte IDE hard drive, and a read/write CD/DVD drive. The station is optimized for mission debrief of several channels of aircraft video using Teac mission data debrief software, or enhanced 3-D mission playback using the Teac mission-data debrief software. The unit's rear cover comes off to provide access to standard PC desktop interfaces such as parallel printer port, two USB 2.0 ports, two IEEE-1394 Firewire ports, and Ethernet 10/100BASET connector. For more information contact TEAC by phone at 323-727-4866, or online at

Thales to support 2eSST transfers on VME under LynxOS

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Designers at Thales Computers in Raleigh, N.C., are providing integrated PowerPC and Pentium VME computing systems that support 2eSST transfers running under the LynxOS real-time operating system. 2eSST, short for 2-edge synchronous source transfer, is a bus protocol that provides VME systems with theoretical bandwidth as fast as 320 megabytes per second, and is part of the Motorola "VME Renaissance" initiative. Thales is including 2eSST support into two software packages — the PowerLine LynxOS Board Support Package for single-board computers, and the PowerLine LynxOS Multi-Node Package for large PowerPC systems using computer boards and computing nodes. For more information contact Thales Computers at 919-231-8000, or online at

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