Sun, SPARC, Solaris news - 2002, December week 1
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to Supply Tape Libraries to Sun
REDMOND, Wash - December 6, 2002 - ADIC today announced that the company will supply tape libraries to Sun Microsystems through a new OEM agreement. The agreement covers both DLT and LTO drive technologies, and it includes products based on one existing ADIC library and one new platform. Shipments of initial library units are scheduled to begin during December 2002 and January 2003. ...ADIC profile, ...Sun Microsystems profile
See also:- tape libraries
|Dy 4 Systems Announces
Rugged Digital/Analog Frame Grabber PMC|
Kanata, Ontario, Canada - December 3, 2002 - Dy 4 Systems announced the introduction of the PMC-724, the first frame grabber module that supports both digital and analog video capture in a ruggedized PMC form-factor. Designed for the environmental extremes of defense and aerospace applications, the PMC-724 leverages existing Dy 4 hardware and software products enabling integration with the company's extensive line of SBCs, PMCs and graphics/imaging platforms.
The PMC-724 captures digital video formats such as OpenLDI and FlatLink as well as NTSC, PAL, RS-170 and S-Video analog formats. Custom digital video formats are also supported through the use of the onboard FPGA. Support of these video modes makes the PMC-724 an ideal technology insertion solution for retrofit and new applications. The integrated software support for the PMC-724 enables developers to quickly make use of the frame grabber module under the VxWorks/Tornado development environment to suit their application and configuration requirements.
Both an X11/OpenGL and Graphical User Interface (GUI) independent software Application Programming Interface (API) is supported. Focusing on real-time image capture, this frame grabber module provides for multiple frame buffer management and high-speed image transfer to PCI-mapped memory. The high-speed image transfer is supported through the 66MHz-capable PCI bus interface on the PMC-724. This, along with the many other capabilities found on the PMC-724 frame grabber, makes it ideal for use in applications such as target tracking or unmanned air vehicle (UAV) surveillance.
The PMC-724 frame grabber module is available now. Pricing starts at $3,360. ...Dy 4 Systems profile
|ADAX||Adax announces ATMII-PMC
protocol controller with support for AAL2 and AAL5|
London, England - December 3, 2002 - Adax today announced the release of its ATMII-PMC protocol controller. This new version of the controller enables both signaling information and content (voice, data and video) to be transported throughout 3G networks. The new AAL2 (ATM Adaption Layer type 2) capability allows full deployment right through to the network edge. The main benefit to customers is that the same board will meet all their signaling requirements throughout the 3G network. This will help speed development time, increasing customers' ability to integrate solutions ahead of the competition.
The ATMII-PMC also supports Inverse Multiplexing for ATM (IMA), enabling the ATM cells to be split and sent over T1/E1 lines between the RNC and Node B where they are reassembled. This allows existing T1/E1 lines to be utilised, avoiding the expense of laying new fibre cables to the Node B's, but at the same time enjoying the benefit of the higher bandwidth of broadband signaling.
The OC3-155.52 Mbps bandwidth can be fully utilised for AAL5 and the board supports up to 45Mbps of AAL2, which is 672 AAL2 voice channels. The PMC form factor allows easy integration to CompactPCI carrier boards and SBCs to ensure full utilisation of slot space, providing maximum configuration options. Using an SBC with Ethernet ports, the ATMII-PMC can be configured as a broadband signaling gateway between IP networks and broadband 3G nodes. Multiple ATM cards can also be installed together to provide a totally scalable, flexible and cost effective 3G solution. ...ADAX profile
See also:- ATM cards for SPARC systems
New Video on Demand Servers|
Anaheim, California - December 3, 2002 - VideoPropulsion, Inc. is introducing a revolutionary line of Video on Demand (VoD) servers in conjunction with the Broadband Plus Show this week in Anaheim, CA. VPI is offering video servers with hefty content, sophisticated stream processing, and modulated playout at prices of under $150 per stream in OEM quantities.
VPI's new MaelstromTM VoD Server can store more than 1,250 hours of RAID-1 protected content and deliver up to 600 3.75 megabit per second MPEG-2 output streams via IF QAM. The Maelstrom, which is packaged in a 4U rackmount chassis, includes a Sun UltraSPARC II CPU with Solaris operating system, sixteen high capacity hard drives, redundant hot-swap power supplies, VPiTVTM VoD Stream Managaement Software, and up to ten VPI Torrent PCI HexQAM HBAs. Two of the hard drives are available to provide a shadowed system image as well as hot-standby rebuild for maximum uptime.
VPI is also introducing the MaelstromJr , a 2U entry level VoD system, with up to 700 hours of content and ability to deliver up to 180 x 3.75 megabit per second MPEG-2 output streams via IF QAM. ...VideoPropulsion profile
|Just Another Nail in Sun's
Workstation Coffin? Red Hat to Launch Workstation Client |
Enterprise Linux Forum Conference & Expo, Boston - December 3, 2002 - Today, Red Hat, Inc. announced a new enterprise workstation offering. The new workstation release will be 100% compatible with Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, allowing customers to deploy complete, enterprise-strength, client-server solutions that are built on the same underlying technology. These homogeneous environments result in reduced costs through faster deployments, common application support, and easier system administration.
Additionally, Red Hat's workstation release will deliver the enterprise-class environment for development of applications for deployment on Advanced Server as well as design workstation use in the EDA and DCC (Digital Content Creation) markets. Red Hat's workstation release will be available from Red Hat Q1,2003. ...Red Hat profile
See also:- SPARC Workstations
|Peritek Partners with
Silicon Motion to Bring Advanced Graphics to the Embedded Market|
OAKLAND, Calif. - December 3, 2002 - Peritek Corporation and Silicon Motion, Inc., a leading manufacturer of low-power mobile solution chips announced today that the two companies will work in partnership to bring advanced and affordable 128-bit 2D/3D graphics technology to the embedded board market.
Peritek plans to use Silicon Motion's high performance, low power display controller chips on PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) graphics board designs. The first of these new designs, the Tropos/PMC, based on Silicon Motion's SM731 graphics engine, was announced today.
The SM731 is a 128-bit 2D/3D mobile display controller with integrated LVDS transmitters, dual-digital panel interface, and designed for systems requiring low-power such as Tablet PCs, Car Information Systems, Point-of-Sale terminals, Kiosks, and various embedded applications. The SM731 also offers DualMon technology, which allows several applications to operate simultaneously across two independent display devices - all from a single chip. ...Peritek profile
|Seagate||Ed Zander Named to Seagate
Technology Board of Directors|
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - December 3, 2002 - Seagate Technology today announced it has named Ed Zander, former president and chief operating officer of Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its Board of Directors.
At Sun, Zander was responsible for overseeing the company's day-to-day business operations, including hardware and software design and development; global sales, service and customer advocacy; worldwide manufacturing and purchasing; research and development, including the Office of the CTO; and worldwide marketing.
Prior to his role as president and chief operating officer of Sun, Zander served as president of Sun Microsystems Computer Company (SMCC), running the multi-billion dollar network computing systems organization and managing all aspects of development, manufacturing sales and marketing. He came to Sun in 1987 from Apollo Computer, where he was vice president of marketing. Before joining Apollo in 1982, Zander spent nine years at Data General in several senior marketing management positions. ...Seagate profile
|ACSL Commemorates 11 Years
of SPARC Publishing|
December 2, 2002 - this month ACSL commemorates 11 years of IT directory publishing. ACSL's first publication was called the "SBus Product Directory" and was aimed at buyers in the Sun Microsystems market. By the time it switched to the web in 1996, the paper edition weighed several pounds and ACSL changed its name to the "SPARC Product Directory" to reflect the fact that other busses, including PCI were also being used in SPARC systems.
Although the Sun market has shrunk from its revenue peak at the height of the dotcom boom, the installed base has continued to grow and the readership of the SPARC Product Directory has also grown as other publishers have dropped out of the market. It's now the longest surviving Sun focused publication.
ACSL's flagship publication today, is STORAGEsearch.com, the mouse site, which was first launched in the summer of 1998. Within two years it had overtaken the SPARC Directory readership, and today has a readership which is more than twice as large.
Something which makes ACSL's publications different from many later web arrivals is that the company adheres to the original principles of web publishing. Viewing is free. There are no log-in's required to read articles. And ACSL does not compile or supply email lists for so called "opt-in" SPAM.
Kerekes concludes "Our readers, which include many of the key players and buyers in the storage and Sun markets can surf safely in the knowledge that we won't be cluttering up their intrays. We've proven that a company which is 100% web based can be profitable and survive even in the toughest market conditions." ...ACSL profile, ...SPARC Product Directory, ...STORAGEsearch
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