Mounted on concealed slides, this company's keyboard tray features an angled keyboard platform, three typing positions, room on either side for a mouse and pad, and a removable gel or foam palm rest. The 30-inch-wide unit has a curvilinear ergonomic design to minimize repetitive stress injuries.
Accuride International, 12311 Showmaker Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670; FAX (562) 903-0308; www.accuride.com.
Warrior Vision™flat-panel displays are reported to meet the severe operational and environmental requirements of the U.S. Army's Striker Program. The 12.1-inch lightweight units feature a touch-screen, active- matrix liquid-crystal display with 1,280×1,024-pixel resolution. Viewing angle is 160°; MTBF rating is 13,000 hours.
Interstate Electronics Corp., 602 E. Vermont Ave., Anaheim, CA 92803; FAX (714) 758-4148; www.iechome.com.
Stacked semiconductor design technology reportedly makes LP-Stack™compatible with double-data-rate synchronous DRAM offering double the data density of standard SDRAM devices. By stacking two 128- or 256-Mbit 66-pin, 2.5V chips in two bank configurations for 256- and 512-Mbit stacks, the company can double memory density without electrical or mechanical redesign. Data rates are up to 266 MHz; system level bandwidth is up to 2.1 Gbytes/sec.
Dense-Pac Microsystems, 7321 Lincoln Way, Garden Grove, CA 92841; FAX (714) 897-1772; www.dense-pac.com.
PondPack v7.1 is a comprehensive urban stormwater software package for projects ranging from small simple sites to regional drainage studies. Users can model gauged and synthetic rainfall, runoff hydrographs, culverts, channels, pond sizing, outlet structures, and tidal outfalls.
Haestad Methods, 37 Brook-side Rd., Waterbury, CT 06708; FAX (203) 597-1488; www. haestad.com.
An AT-compatible CPU based on the PC/104 bus, the 4C28 includes a 10BaseT Ethernet interface for use in network-accessible systems. The unit has a 40-MHz 386SX-compatible CPU and chipset and 2, 4, or 8 Mbytes of RAM, depending on the model. A hardware-IDE-compatible flash drive is available in capacities from 8 to 64 Mbytes. On-card I/O includes two RS-232 serial ports, a bi-directional parallel port, floppy interface, IDE interface, and an 8-input analog-to-digital converter.
Mesa Electronics, 4175 Lakeside Dr., Suite 100, Richmond, CA 94806-1950; FAX (510) 223-9585; www. mesanet.com.
Eight, front-accessible, half-height hard-disk drives make up the RAID-500U2 Data Storage Subsystem. The quarter-terabyte rackmount system is 5U (8.75 inches) high and works with Compact PCI and ISA/PCI chassis. Features include rugged construction for harsh industrial environments, data transfer up to 80 Mbps, and DRAM data cache up to 128 Mbytes. Adding six expansion chassis via an Ultra2 or Ultra Wide SCSI bus increases capacity to 56 hard drives.
Advantech Technologies, 10225 Barnes Canyon Rd., Suite A-209, San Diego, CA 92121; FAX (858) 623-0839; www. advantech.com.
VX Vision Mold Edition™offers design through manufacturing (DFM) inside a CAD/ CAM program, specially configured for the design of injection and blow molds for plastic parts. It includes tools for simplifying and speeding up the mold design process, such as draft creation and analysis, core and cavity separation, mold base definition, shutoff creation, generation of parting lines and parting surfaces, and slide and insert design.
Varimetrix Corp., 2350 Commerce Park Dr., Suite 4, Palm Bay, FL 32905; FAX (407) 723-4388; www.vx.com.
The PanelMate Power Pro 5000 operator interface has a 14-inch color TFT display and features a 3-inch-deep design that meets NEMA 4, 4×, and 12 classifications. The unit enables simultaneous communications with multiple brands of PLCs or PLC networks and offers advanced machine diagnostics and troubleshooting. A one-piece keyboard is available for dirty environments.
Cutler-Hammer, 4201 North 27th St., Milwaukee, WI 53216; FAX (414) 449-6221; www.ch. cutler-hammer.com.
FmNt multitasking software operates under Windows NT and is designed to offer advancements in throughput, fluid management, and process control for the company's automated fluid-dispensing systems. An automatic pattern recognition system calculates fiducial locations as the camera moves to the next fiducial mark, increasing speed and dispensing flexibility. The software also offers improved lighting for the vision system and a selective height-sense mode.
Asymtek, 2762 Loker Ave. W, Carlsbad, CA 92008-6603; FAX (760) 431-2678; www. asymtek.com.
Based on Pentium II/Celeron and Pentium III processors, the S370 industrial CPU board offers clock rates of 500 MHz and higher, a 66-MHz front-side bus, and a socket 370 host interface. The 265×214-mm board operates from 18 to 36V supplies at 5 to 60C. Features include: modular switching power supply, 64-bit DRAM interface, two serial ports, two TTL ports, one IR port, a parallel port, one floppy interface, and two hard-disk interfaces.
MicroDesign USA, 1800 Business Park Dr. Suite 307, Clarksville, TN 37040; FAX (931) 920-4309; www.microdesignco.com.
Version 8 of Solid Edge 3D mechanical CAD software includes hundreds of customer-driven enhancements, including large-assembly design tools, high-performance modeling functions, and powerful drafting capabilities. Improved tools reportedly ease importing legacy 2D data. New 2D drafting functions mimic similar functions in popular 2D CAD systems, and 2D and 3D design functions are fully integrated. An enhanced part modeling is also reported.
Unigraphics Solutions, 13736 Riverport Dr., Maryland Heights, MO 63043; FAX (314) 344-5158; www.ugsolutions.com.
AcroCutNT and AcroMillNT CNC software packages use the multitasking capability of WindowsNT to add new features and improve others. Both packages offer NURBS, splines, and 3-point arc generation; include a programmable homing routine for all axes; show a graphical display of the part being processed; work with standard EIA RS-274 G codes; and convert DXF posts into G and M codes.
Acroloop Motion Control Systems, 3650 Chestnut St. N, Chaska, MN 55318; FAX (952) 448-9321; www.acroloop.com.
Featuring rugged construction for industrial and commercial use, the CEL handheld computer runs the Windows CE operating system. Features include: a 192×128-pixel, sunlight-readable display; serial port with choice of protocols, and multiple keypad layouts with either standard or custom graphics. Options include: touch screen, backlight for display, second serial port, PC card slot, and IrDA port.
Two Technologies Inc., 419 Sargon Way, Horsham, PA 19044; FAX (215) 441-0423; www.twotech.com.
A multiple-color, low-power display stacks two cholesteric displays, each with different abilities to reflect light wavelengths. This design enables the viewing of color images with the naked eye during daylight and at night with night-vision goggles. Applications include electronic books for the military, navigation aids, and communication devices.
Kent Displays Inc., 343 Portage Blvd., Kent, OH 44240; FAX (330) 673-4408; www.kentdisplays.com.
LabView Version 6.0 lets users deploy virtual-instrumentation applications to colleagues, publish data to the Web, and share data throughout an enterprise. A feature called measurement intelligence reportedly provides automatic measurement hardware configuration for fast application development and less user programming. Other additions include 3D user interface controls, multi-axis graphing, and more Windows-style controls.
National Instruments, 11500 N. Mopac Expwy., Austin, TX 78759-3504; FAX (512) 683-9300; www.natinst.com.
The ImageMate™family of card readers is designed to transfer digital images, audio, and data between devices such as digital cameras, camcorders, Internet music players, audio recorders, smart phones, PDAs, and computers. The new CompactFlash™(CF™) reader is 25% faster than its predecessor, and supports the Linux OS. Other new offerings include readers for SmartMedia™and MultiMediaCards.
SanDisk Corp., 140 Caspian Court, Sunnyvale, CA 94089; FAX (408) 542-0503; www.sandisk.com.
An optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) module works with Windows-based PCs. The display can be projected from the PC or viewed on a large-screen monitor. The portable module is available alone or in a kit that includes accessories for field use.
Fotec, 151 Mystic Ave., Medford, MA 02155-4615; FAX (781) 396-6395; www. fotec.com.
CAD/IQ version 3.0 detects and displays hidden CAD model errors and anomalies. The latest version includes robust manufacturability diagnostics for pinpointing areas in a model that could create problems for downstream manufacturing operations. The tool is embedded in CATIA 4.2 and I-DEAS Master Series CAD systems.
International TechneGroup Inc., 5303 Dupont Circle, Milford, OH 45150; www.iti-oh.com.
The Radial Fin™heat sink enables 360°air flow, so microprocessors can be cooled with less air, leading to quieter PCs. It weighs as little as half of traditional heat sinks, and offers high shock and vibration margins. It mounts on the microprocessor socket with a hand-operated spring clip.
Molex Inc., 2222 Wellington Ct., Lisle, IL 60532; FAX (630) 969-4550; www.molex.com.
The WavePort™high-speed, PC-based data acquisition system is designed for field and portable applications, with either voltage or vibration signal conditioning in a single package. It comes standard with 16-bit resolution, 1 MHz sampling, external clocking, pulse trigger, and up to 24 channels of signal conditioning. Its packaging has enough room to accommodate most user-supplied PCs and power adapters, even with the lid closed.
Iotech, 25971 Cannon Rd., Cleveland, OH 44146; FAX (216) 439-4093; www.iotech.com.
GibbsCAM®2001 is CNC machinery and control software that supports advanced turning machine tools, and provides a toolkit for third party developers. Users can program multiple turrets with the system's drag-and-drop GUI, and developers can access data structures and functionality with standard programming tools like Visual C++.
Gibbs and Associates, 323 Science Drive, Moorpark, CA 93021; FAX (805) 523-0006; www.gibbscam.com.
Airpak 1.0 is CFD-based system design software intended to create heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Users can quickly design virtual prototypes with drag-and-drop features, then simulate airflow through the design to locate problem areas and optimize the design. In addition to building ventilation, the software finds applications in telecommunication room ventilation, clean rooms, industrial hygiene, and more.
Fluent, Inc., 10 Cavendish Ct., Centerra Resource Park, Lebanon, NH 03776; FAX (603) 643-3967; www.fluent.com.
The Stinger is a thermal imaging system featuring an uncooled Focal Plain Array (FPA) 320×240 sensor. It provides on-line radiometric imaging, designed to eliminate industrial processing downtime. It weighs 6.5 lbs, has a temperature measurement range of 0 to 1,000C, and a wavelength of 8 to 14u. The system provides both analog (NTSC@30Hz) and digital (12 bit) video output, and RS-232 remote control.
IRCON Inc., 7300 North Natchez Ave., Niles, IL 60714; FAX (847) 647-0948; www.ircon.com.
The OmniMeter "Elf"™is a battery-powered portable platform, is one-half the size of the original OmniMeter, with additional codecs including audio and telecom. It is available in three operating system platforms: embedded, Windows CE, and Linux. This programmable PDA-like device is designed for data collection and instrumentation in applications such as biomedical, industrial, and laboratory instrumentation, as well as communication.
DVP Inc., 2401 Research Blvd., Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20850; FAX (301) 990-8790; www.omnimeter.com.
NODE Series industrial computers can mount on a wall or in a panel or sit on a desktop. Three models offer 4, 6, and 8 slots. All feature heavy-duty steel construction; positive chassis air pressure to repel dust; a 4.3-Gbyte, 3.5-inch hard drive; and a 3.5-inch floppy drive. Each model also has one 85-cfm, 12-cm ball-bearing system cooling fan with removable air filter and two 6.8-cfm, 4-cm ball-bearing fans.
Exor Int'l., 3420 Fairlane Farms Rd., Wellington, FL 33414; FAX (561) 753-2291; www.exor-rd.com.
ePad ApproveIt is an e-signature tool designed for hand-signing Microsoft Word and Excel files, and ePad Sign-It is a tool designed for capturing and binding e-signatures into Adobe Acrobat 4.0 documents. Both versions use the ePad signature input pad, a PC input device compatible with Windows 2000, 98/95, and NT.
Interlink Electronics Inc., 546 Flynn Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012; FAX (805) 484-8989; www.interlinkelec.com.
WinTopo Pro provides color, raster to vector, image conversion, as well as allowing users to fine-tune high quality vector drawings. It offers 16 million colors for applications in GIS and mapping, architecture, and engineering. It will load raster images created in BMP, TIFF, and GIF formats and outputs in DXF, MIF, ARC, TXT, DI, raw XYZ, and PostScript.
SoftSoft.net, 12a-14a Hitchin Street, Biggleswade, Beds, UK SG18 - 8AX; FAX (805) 484-8989; www.softsoft.net.
The AT-9006 SX/SC is a new family of Gigabit Ethernet switches designed to make Layer 2 Gigabit switching affordable. It is configured to serve as a backbone switch for small- to medium-size businesses or education environments, with flexible port density and media configuration options. It has six 1000Base-SX ports (SC connectors) and two expansion slots for enhanced flexibility.
Allied Telesyn Int'l. Corp., 19800 North Creek Pkwy, Suite 200, Bothell, WA 98011; FAX (425) 489-9191; www.alliedtelesyn.com.