Monday, April 7, 2014

SATA 6Gb/s Internal 2.5-inch SSD/HDD/SSHD Dock for Floppy Bays

SATA 6Gb/s Internal 2.5-inch SSD/HDD/SSHD Dock for Floppy Bays

Turn any floppy drive bay into a high performance removable connector for the latest notebook size storage devices using the SATA 6Gb/s Internal 2.5-inch SSD/HDD/SSHD Dock for Floppy Bays. Easy to install, this economical device for desktop computers provides a simple way to deploy the whole range of 7, 9.5, and 15mm 2.5-inch storage devices as if they were any other removable media. Connecting to a computer’s SATA 6Gb/s bus and 22-pin SATA power, the SATA 6Gb/s Internal 2.5-inch SSD/HDD/SSHD Dock for Floppy Bays provides maximum performance with the latest SATA Solid State Drives (SSD), 10,000 and 7,200 RPM Hard Disk Drives (HDD), and Hybrid SSD/HDD devices (SSHD). The unit is backwards compatible with previous SATA versions, and is bootable. Change 2.5-inch devices quickly by using an operating system’s method to safely unmount the drive, then popping out and in SATA disks as if they were floppy disks.

Shown here utilizing:

  • INTEL SSDSC2CT080A4 80GB SSD
  • Seagate ST500LM000-1EJ162 500GB SSHD
  • Western Digital WDC WD3200BEKX-00B7WT0 320GB HDD

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Delock 42510 Thunderbolt External Enclosure for SATA 6GB/s 2.5-inch SSD and HDD

The Delock 42510 Thunderbolt External Enclosure for 2.5-inch SATA devices delivers maximum SATA performance with even the fastest Solid State Drives. The attractive and sturdy aluminum enclosure accepts 7mm slim, 9.5mm standard, and 15mm enterprise style 2.5-inch notebook style drive devices. The 42510 Thunderbolt to SATA Drive Enclosure provides full throughput for SATA 6GB/s with bandwidth to spare. It is backwards compatible with SATA 3GB/s and 1.5GB/s devices as well. The 42510 Thunderbolt Enclosure lets you choose between spacious Hard Disk Drives (HDD), screaming fast Solid State Drives (SSD), or popular hybrid SSHD Drives. Upgrade by simply swapping out drive devices. The Delock 42510 comes with a 12 Volt at 2.5 Ampere power supply. The External Thunderbolt Enclosure features a single Thunderbolt port and is compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows systems with Thunderbolt support.





Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New: FarSync BERT HS Tester-USB Flex with Bit Error Rate Test (BERT) line quality tester software + cables


New: FarSync BERT HS Tester-USB Flex with Bit Error Rate Test (BERT) line quality tester software + cables
Building on the rich feature set of the popular FarSync BERT Tester-USB Flex, the new High Speed (HS) version adds hardware based test algorithms so that lines of up to 16 Mbits/s may be tested using a variety of encoding methods. The FarSync BERT HS Tester-USB provides a comprehensive, simple to use, all in one, line testing utility for testing asynchronous and synchronous lines from your Laptop PC. There are no extra expensive modules to buy to test different line types. All the popular standard BERT test patterns can be selected; the test period can be controlled; real time error counters and user controlled error injection with full line test statistics are provided. Lines with network interfaces RS232C (V.24), V.35, RS530 (EIA530, RS422), X.21 (V.11) and RS449 can be tested with line speeds ranging from 15 baud up to 16 Mbits/s.

The FarSync Flex adapter is simply plugged into any of your Laptop’s USB ports; select one of the cables provided to connect to the line to be tested; the BERT application can then be started and the line quality results are displayed in real time. Features include: API for LabVIEW and Windows Applications, Tests Manchester Encoding, Conditioned Di-phase, Correction for balanced pair signals being connected the wrong way round, Audible Alerts on Errors, RS485 4 wire support, Uses the FarSync Flex v2.

Monday, February 3, 2014

PCI Express to Serial ATA RAID (SATA/eSATA 6Gb/s) 2/2 Port Host Adapter


Utilizing a high performance x2 PCIe 2.0 connection, the A-331 host adapter is designed for demanding professional end users with throughput of 500MB/s per direction. Providing four 6Gb/s channels, the A-331’s versatility allows configuration as JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 10. Moreover, the A-331 uses a Marvell 88SE92xx SATA 6G Controller with HyperDuo, allowing deployments of lightning fast SSDs in concert with high capacity HDDs in either Safe or Capacity Modes. Benchmarks of HyperDuo configurations show 80% of SSD performance (PCMark) at 1/3 the cost. The A-331 comes with its four internal SATA 6Gbps ports enabled by default; changing jumper settings allow exchange of up to two of the internal ports to the eSATA ports on the backplane of the card. The host adapter supports the older 1.5 and 3Gbps SATA standards. BIOS level settings are available for most RAID functions, while fine tuning and volume management tasks are handled with the supplied utility software for The Windows, or third party open source software under Linux.

Friday, January 24, 2014

ACOS3 Series Microprocessor Smart Cards

ACS’s third generation of Microprocessor Smart Cards utilizing their exclusive ACOS Smart Card operating system unlocks the potential of a smart card. The ACOS3 series Smart Card technology enables a single card to support various applications such as loyalty program, parking registration, network access control, public transportation, telecommunication, and electronic purse. ACOS3 is specifically designed for highly secure payment applications. Featuring a high degree of security, ACOS3 is particularly suitable for secure loyalty programs, network access control and epurse applications. Likewise, it may be utilized for common payment solutions.
The security provided by ACOS3 can be enhanced further by utilizing ACOS6-SAM, which, by enabling Mutual Authentication, Secure Messaging, Key Diversification and Key Injection, perfectly secures various applications. ACS’ ACOS3 cards are available with the following range of interface types: contact interface, contactless interface (NFC), and combination cards utilizing both. Contact based cards are also optionally available with magnetic stripes. Both full size Smart Cards, and SIM size (for contact cards) are offered.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Removing Elan's PSeries Drivers from The Windows Installations

Typically manufacturers provide a mechanism for removing drivers from the system. Elan, however, never wrote an uninstall routine. They did provide instructions for manually removing the drivers in the readme.txt file on the PSeries installation CD-ROM. Those instructions are reproduced here. These 5.07.07 release notes are for operating systems that PSeries readers were approved to run on. If you have inadvertently installed the PSeries drivers on systems newer than The Windows Server 2003 (eg. The Vista, 7, 8, etc.), you may have to account for changes in these procedures based on changes to The Windows. This applies to systems that had existing PSeries drives installed and were upgraded to systems newer than The Windows Server 2003.

In the case that these instructions don't work, or that changes in later Windows systems render these instructions entirely obsolete, the best course of action to permanently remove PSeries drivers is to back up all your data, reformat your system disk, and reinstall The Windows from scratch as per the instruction come from Microsoft when you purchase your copy of Windows. This assures that the PSeries drivers are entirely removed from a system.

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6 Uninstalling the PSeries drivers
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The PSeries drivers are fully plug and play in that they 
will detect the PCMCIA hardware will no load if the 
PCMCIA hardware is not present in the PC. Usually it is 
not necessary and not recommended to completely 
uninstall the PSeries drivers. If the drivers are to be 
completely removed, the following sections explain how to
remove the drivers for the particular operating system.

DON'T FORGET!!! THE PCMCIA HARDWARE WILL 
FAIL TO OPERATE CORRECTLY WITHOUT THE 
PSERIES DRIVERS INSTALLED!

6.1 Uninstalling the PSeries drivers in Windows 9x/Me
==================================================
To uninstall the PSeries drivers, go to the "Control Panel",
run "Add/Remove Programs", select the PSeries Drivers
and click "Change/Remove".

Re-boot the computer into "Safe Mode" (by pressing "F8" 
during boot). Double click the "System" icon  in the control panel,
select "Device Manager" and expand the "PCMCIA socket" entry
highlight each entry for the PCMCIA socket and click "Remove".

From Windows Explorer delete the files:
c:\windows\inf\pseries.inf
c:\windows\inf\pseries.pnf
c:\windows\system\pseries.vxd

From Windows Explorer, go to the c:\windows\system\oldpcmcia 
folder and move the "PCMCIA.INF" file to the c:\windows\inf folder.

Run the registry editor (regedit.exe) an delete the key:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet
\Services\VxD\PSeries"

Shut down the PC and remove the PC-Card adapter hardware.

Re-boot the PC and the driver is no longer installed.

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6.2 Uninstalling the PSeries drivers in Windows NT
==================================================
To uninstall the PSeries drivers:

1) Shut down the PC and remove the PC-Card adapter hardware.

2) re-boot the PC and go to the "Control Panel", run 
 "Add/Remove Programs", select the PSeries Drivers and 
 click "Change/Remove".

3) Run the registry editor (regedit.exe) an delete the key:
 "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PSeries"

4) From Windows Explorer delete the file:
 c:\winnt\system32\drivers\pseries.sys

The PSeries driver is now no longer installed.

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6.3 Uninstalling the PSeries drivers in Windows 2000/XP & Server 2003
=====================================================================

Version 5.06 of the PSeries driver introduced more integrated
operation with the Windows 2000 driver model. So there 
are differences in the way previous and later releases
are uninstalled.

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To uninstall the PSeries 5.05 and earlier release drivers: 
----------------------------------------------------------

1) Shut down the PC and remove the PC-Card adapter hardware.

2) re-boot the PC and go to the "Control Panel", run 
 "Add/Remove Programs", select the PSeries Drivers and 
 click "Change/Remove".

3) Run the registry editor (regedit.exe) an delete the key:
 "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PSeries"

4) From Windows Explorer delete the file:
 c:\winnt\system32\drivers\pseries.sys

The PSeries driver is now no longer installed.

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To uninstall the PSeries 5.06 to 5.07.02 drivers:
-------------------------------------------------

1) go to the "Control Panel", run "Add/Remove Programs", 
 select the PSeries Drivers and click "Change/Remove".

2) From Windows Explorer delete the file:
 c:\winnt\inf\pcmcia.inf
 then rename the c:\winnt\inf\pcmcia.old file to 
 c:\winnt\inf\pcmcia.inf

To successfully remove all traces of the PSeries driver, you 
must NOT remove the PCMCIA adapter hardware from the PCI slot 
until you have performed the following step. IF you have 
moved the adapter from another PCI slot at any time, then
you will need to re-do this step with the hardware in
every slot that was previously used. (Windows 2000 preserves 
the setup independently for each PCI slot in the PC).

3) Open the "Device Manager" and expand the "PCMCIA socket" 
    entry, highlight each entry for the PCMCIA socket, 
    right-click and select "Uninstall...".

Finally, when you have completed the above step for each PCI
slot the PCMCIA adapter has been in, you can do the 
following steps...

4) Run the registry editor (regedit.exe) an delete the key:
 "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PSeries"

5) From Windows Explorer delete the file:
 c:\winnt\system32\drivers\pseries.sys

6) Shut down the PC and remove the PC-Card adapter hardware.

When you Re-boot the PC and the driver is no longer installed.

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To uninstall the PSeries 5.07.03 (and later) drivers:
-----------------------------------------------------

1) go to the "Control Panel", run "Add/Remove Programs", 
 select the PSeries Drivers and click "Change/Remove".

2) From Windows Explorer delete the file:
 c:\winnt\inf\pseries.inf
 then rename the c:\winnt\inf\pcmcia.old file to 
 c:\winnt\inf\pcmcia.inf

To successfully remove all traces of the PSeries driver, you 
must NOT remove the PCMCIA adapter hardware from the PCI slot 
until you have performed the following step. IF you have 
moved the adapter from another PCI slot at any time, then
you will need to re-do this step with the hardware in
every slot that was previously used. (Windows 2000/XP preserves 
the setup independently for each PCI slot in the PC).

3) Open the "Device Manager" and expand the "PCMCIA socket" 
    entry, highlight each entry for the PCMCIA socket, 
    right-click and select "Uninstall...".

4) Finally, when you have completed the above step for each PCI
 slot the PCMCIA adapter has been in, you can shut down the 
 PC and remove the PC-Card adapter hardware.

When you Re-boot the PC and the driver is no longer installed.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Newnex FireNEX-5000 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Optical Repeater

Shoring up one of USB 3.0's most glaring shortcomings, Newnex's FireNEX-5000 extends SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transmission runs to over 100 meters! Among the world's first USB 3.0 optical repeaters, the FireNEX-5000 uses industry standard LC connector optical cables to extend far beyond the practical length limit for copper USB 3.0 cable of 3 meters. This capability opens many possibilities for the use of USB 3.0 in Machine Vision, security and scientific fields. The FireNEX-5000 set includes one FireNEX-5000 device unit (upstream) and one FireNEX-5000 host unit (downstream), a user's manual and a single FIRENEX-5POWER 5V power supply. A single FIRENEX-5POWER is included to power the device end which requires an external power source. The host unit may be bus powered by the computer; if power cannot be provided by the computer then a second power supply such as the FIRENEX-5POWER will need to be purchased. Optical cable and USB 3.0 cables are not included.

Important Note: This device is not backwards compatible. It does not support older USB2.0/1.1 devices, it will work only with USB 3.0 devices.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub 3 Port plus Gigabit Ethernet Docking Station U-810


This USB 3.0 Hub + Gigabit Ethernet Docking Station let you get the fastest way to connect several USB 3.0 devices quickly and easily. The U-810 has three USB 3.0 Super-Speed ports, and it also integrated with a single RJ-45 Ethernet networking port. With this USB/Ethernet Adapter, you avoid the hassles of opening up your computer case to add an internal network card.The USB 3.0 Hub + Gigabit Ethernet Docking Station is also backward compatible with the USB 2.0 specification. Perfect for docking small notebook and netbook computers to speedy wired networks and USB 3.0 SuperSpeed peripherals. The Gigabit Ethernet is powered by the latest ASIX AX88179 chipset, providing a host of modern features including full duplex operation with IEEE 802.3x flow control and half duplex operation with back-pressure flow control.

Superior design of Apple's Lightning connectors inspires upcoming Type-C USB standard

It's no secret that the bulky and awkward design of 'Micro' USB connectors has long been problematic especially its unidirectional orientation insertion requirement. While not nearly as elegant as Apple's Lightning connectors, the new USB Type-C connectors promise better than the downright awful existing standard. According to the USB-IF press release:

Key characteristics of the USB Type-C connector and cable solution include:

  • An entirely new design tailored to work well with emerging product designs
  • New smaller size similar in size to the existing USB 2.0 Micro-B
  • Usability enhancements users will no longer need to be concerned with plug orientation/cable direction, making it easier to plug in
  • The Type-C connector and cable will support scalable power charging
  • Scalability the connector design will scale for future USB bus performance

Several trade publications have covered this story.

The Next-Gen USB Plug To Be Smaller And Finally Reversible

Key characteristics of the USB Type-C connector and cable solution include

Friday, November 15, 2013

New: Portable Bluetooth Mono Speaker M-520


The Portable Bluetooth Mono Speaker M-520 allows wireless playback of streaming music from a range of wireless devices. Play songs from an iPad, Android or other Smart Phone, iPhone, notebook computer or any other device with A2DP Bluetooth transmitting capability to remote speakers up to 10 meters away. The M-520 can also act as a standard speaker for devices without wireless capabilities by using the included cable to plug into the 3.5mm audio inputs on an output device. The Portable Bluetooth Mono Speaker M-520 can utilize one of three power options, AC adapter, USB bus power, or its own internal rechargeable battery for maximum portability.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PCI Express to Parallel (IEEE 1284) I/O 2 Port Host Adapter

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Our top selling item September and October: Orico 4-Port Wall AC USB Charger for Mobile Phones and Tablets DCH-4U




Perfect for travelers or anyone looking to charge multiple portable devices at once, the Orico 4-Port Wall AC USB Charger for Mobile Phones and Tablets DCH-4U delivers economical performance. The charger provides up to a total of 6 Amperes of power (30W). The DCH-4U features two high-current capacity 5V/2A and two standard 5V/1A power ports. DCH-4U s port versatility allows it to charge four portable devices at once, including two high current draw devices, like iPads. Boasting sophisticated circuit design, the DCH-4U provides over-heating, over-current, and over-charging protection. Charging automatically stops when batteries are full.
The Orico 4-Port Wall AC USB Charger for Mobile Phones and Tablets DCH-4U is compatible with iPhone, iPad, HTC phones, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Phone, Samsung Galaxy Note, Blackberry, MP3 players, Digital Camera, and other USB devices. The four Type-A Female downstream ports are power only. The DCH-4U allows use of existing USB charging cables to charge most USB powered devices. An easy-to-see LED confirms whether USB charger is properly connected.

Monday, November 4, 2013

CryptoMate64 USB Portable Cryptographic Token


CryptoMate64 is a lightweight USB token that provides a strong authentication solution. With a weight of only 6g, it is the most secure and portable cryptographic USB token in the market. CryptoMate64 enables digital signatures, email encryption, online payments, Windows log-on and other Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) applications. With the help of a smart card mini-driver that is automatically downloaded once the device is plugged into the PC, the Cryptomate 64 can easily be used for secure and efficient operations in Windows environments.
Cryptomate64 has a built-in ACOS5-64 Smart Card chip where all cryptographic operations, such as RSA (up to 4096bits), SHA-1, SHA-256, AES-128/192/256 and 3K 3DES, are performed, rather than in the PC or terminal, This ensures that all sensitive credentials protected by cryptographic keys cannot be hacked or sniffed. This allows ultimate security to be achieved.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

FarLinX X.25 to XOT and X.25 to TCP/IP Mini Gateway

FarLinX X.25 to XOT and X.25 to TCP/IP Mini Gateway
The FarLinX Mini Gateway is the smallest member of the FarLinX Gateway range - it can handle your smaller scale single X.25 line to TCP/IP migration requirements. It offers many of the same features as in the larger FarLinX X25 Gateway range but at a lower price and in a more compact enclosure. The Gateway supports XOT to X.25 switching, X.25 to TCP data translation and connection routing, TCP to XOT, a Triple-X PAD, and a Host PAD. All this is easily managed from your browser. There are also daily activity logs with a selectable level of detail, automatically archived on a daily basis. The SNMP support provides alerts for a numerous different conditions including critical events such as line down and line up. The more powerful FarLinX X25 Gateway range is more suitable where multiple and faster X.25 lines are used.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

G-Tech G-RAID with Thunderbolt at Synchrotech



G-RAID with Thunderbolt, designed specifically for professional content creation applications, features the most powerful, flexible I/O technology ever. At double the data transfer rates of USB 3.0 and over 12 times faster than Firewire 800, no other PC I/O interface can match the raw speed of Thunderbolt now available in G-Technology’s leading RAID solution. The G-Technology team has built its reputation and business on serving creative professionals and prosumers that demand performance, capacity and quality. To continue its tradition of serving this market, we’ve worked with Intel and Apple to enable Thunderbolt on its product line. Leveraging the strengths of our Enterprise storage experience, our AV expertise and the capabilities of Thunderbolt, the G-Technology team is delivering the future of rich media now.G-RAID is ready right out of the box for use with Mac OS X systems and appears to the system as a single, big and fast disk drive. G-RAID also supports Windows(R) systems with a simple reformat. G-RAID is backed by a standard 3-year factory warranty and unlimited free technical support by representatives experienced with the latest content creation applications.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Apotop All-in-1 USB 2.0 Memory Card Reader/Writers DR85 and DR87 Benchmarks

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Apotop All-in-1 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader/Writer

Apotop's 3R01 All-in-1 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader/Writer supports nearly all modern flash memory media cards. Unlike many readers in its class, the 3R01 SuperSpeed USB reader's premium features don't command a premium price. With broad card support, the reader is plenty fast enough to support transfer hungry memory cards like speedy UDMA 7 CompactFlash cards used in high end DLSR cameras. Utilizing SuperSpeed USB's maximum theoretical speeds of up to 5Gbps, waiting for photos and videos to transfer off cards is now a thing of the past. This SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash memory reader also supports the massive capacities of modern storage devices, currently supporting up to 2TB on some flash media cards such as SDXC. The 3R01 SuperSpeed USB memory card reader/writer is fully backward compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 hosts. Its five open memory card slots can be used at the same time for data transfers and exchanges, even between cards. The reader supports Hot-Swap and Plug-N-Play, and utilizes USB bus power so no additional power source is required. The multi-platform reader is best used with systems that support SuperSpeed USB 3.0 in order to take advantage of its speed.

Apotop All-in-1 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader/Writer

Benchmarks

Apotop 3R01-B USB 3.0 All in 1 SuperSpeed Card Reader with ATP ProMax CompactFlash 300X UDMA 16GB

Apotop 3R01-B USB 3.0 All in 1 SuperSpeed Card Reader with ATP ProMax SDHC Class 10 16GB

A very helpful SSD endurance guide

As Solid State Drives (SSD) like OCZ Vector Series find more deployments than ever before, it's important to keep in mind some of their technological compromises. While smaller processes, and hence increased transistor densities, are often desirable in microelectronics, NAND cells present a trade-off. Smaller processes reduce the endurance cycles of NAND memory, while simultaneously providing better capacity to cost ratios.

On April 10, 2012, AnandTech published an interesting piece that discusses this compromise, and provides an informative table of typical SSD total estimated life-span for several program/erase cycles. That table is reproduced here for informational purposes. Synchrotech recommends potentional SSD users familiarize themselves with the trade offs that SSDs pose.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Register Article -- 12 simple rules: How Ted Codd transformed the humble database

We found this piece by The Register's Gavin Clarke on the history of the relational model for database management to be inspiring and worth sharing. The piece pays homage to Ted Codd, whose Turing Award winning idea is now taken for granted because it is ubiquitous.

12 simple rules: How Ted Codd transformed the humble database

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Orico 2595SUS3 2.5-inch SATA enclosures tested by PC Funs


The folks at pcfuns.com ran benchmarks on the ORICO 2595 Series 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD external enclosures with eSATA and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 with a Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD installed.

Comparing both the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and eSATA, they found the eSATA interface to be significantly faster, but that isn’t to say the USB 3.0 numbers were entirely unimpressive. The 2595's eSATA port averaged 200 MB/s reads and 171 MB/s writes with the Solid State Drive, while the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port weighed in with 164.5 MB/s reads and 103 MB/s writes.

All in all, the stylish 2595SUS3 deployed with modern 2.5-inch devices provides excellent performance and is perfect for mobile applications at a price that anyone can appreciate.

ORICO 2595 Series 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD external enclosures with eSATA and SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Friday, August 23, 2013

New Item: USB Full Speed PC/SC Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor AET65

The AET65 Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor guarantees security and convenience in a variety of applications. Combining the core of ACS’ ACR38-SAM contact smart card reader and Authentec’s swipe fingerprint sensor in a single device, it creates a more cost-efficient and simplified integration of biometric technology in applications where the accuracy of biometric authentication is necessary to ensure a high level of security. Even developers without an in-depth knowledge of biometrics can integrate fingerprint authentication into smart card-based applications. 
AET65 elevates security by requiring of a user something they have (smart card), something they know (PIN/password) and something they are (fingerprint), before enabling any transaction; limits fingerprint extraction and matching to itself (preventing security attacks associated with PCs); comes with a secure access module (SAM); and offers support for third-party algorithms. The AET65 also enhances simplicity since it does away with databases, servers or network connectivity. Instead, fingerprint templates are stored and encrypted in the smart card, reducing operation components into three (local PC/remote server applications, contact smart cards, and the AET65). With these features, the AET65makes integration of secure biometric authentication simple and exchange of information intuitive, and fingerprint and smart card authentication hassle-free.

USB Full Speed PC/SC Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor AET65


USB Full Speed PC/SC Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor AET65USB Full Speed PC/SC Smart Card Reader with Fingerprint Sensor AET65

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

USBScope Registers and USBScope, Wave, Pulse, Count Communications Protocol Elan Documents

Many thanks to an end user for locating copies of these USBScope Registers and USBScope, Wave, Pulse, Count Communications Protocol Documents

USBScope Registers by Synchrotech

USBScope, Wave, Pulse, Count Communications Protocol by Synchrotech

We're currently phasing in Link Instruments' devices to replace the now EOL Elan ones, but there are still a lot of end users with the EOL items. To see all of the Elan and Link Instruments' we carry, see our test equipment page.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ars Technica reports: Asus is first to the party with a Thunderbolt 2-certified motherboard

Ars Technica reports: Asus is first to the party with a Thunderbolt 2-certified motherboardHighly regarded technology site Ars Technica reported today that Asus is first to the party with a Thunderbolt 2-certified motherboard. The article's byline is "Other devices, including the new Mac Pro, will follow." Synchrotech finds this news of Thunderbolt 2 being immediately available exciting, as well as the article's announcement that USB 3.1 devices should be available in the next six months or so. Seeing both of these technologies add capabilities and increase their capacities for speed is exciting news for consumers.

Synchrotech offers several high-performance Thunderbolt devices, and intends to expand our product line up over the next few months. Thunderbolt 2's doubling of bandwidth and accommodation of single-cable 4K video represents a breakthrough for mobile users in that Thunderbolt is the only technology that allows for a single-cable connection to high end video card breakout boxes plugging into multiple 4K displays. Thunderbolt equipped notebooks are not constrained by their built in video, and Thunderbolt 2 expands upon that capability. Connecting powerful RAID and SSD to systems via Thunderbolt enables performance once only achievable by Fibre Channel and other exotic server related technologies. Current Synchrotech Thunderbolt offerings include the Delock 61971 Thunderbolt to SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD Drive Adaptor + AC Adapter, the Sonnet Echo Thunderbolt to ExpressCard/34 Adapter Pro, and several other devices.


Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are registered trademarks of Intel.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Now in Stock: Delock 61971 Adapter Thunderbolt™ to SATA 6Gbps, wall power



The Delock 61971 Thunderbolt to SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD Drive Adaptor represents the second generation of high-performance Thunderbolt to SATA devices. Portable, but still featuring a full 22-pin SATA connector, the 61971 Thunderbolt to SATA 6Gbps Adapter connects to both 2.5in and 3.5in SATA devices. Deploy with screaming fast Solid State Drives (SSD), or spacious Hard Disk Drives (HDD), Delock’s 61971 Thunderbolt to SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD Drive Adaptor versatility makes it a great addition to any Thunderbolt based work flow. While best performance is achieved with SATA 6 Gb/s devices, the Delock 61971 Thunderbolt Adapter is backward compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/s and SATA 3 Gb/s devices as well.

The 61971's 12 Volt at 2.5 Ampere power supply is used to power the adapter itself as well as connected 5.25-inch optical drives, 3.5-inch HDDs, or 2.5-inch HDDs and SSDs. The 61971 features a single Thunderbolt port and is compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows systems with Thunderbolt support. The included Windows drivers allow use with SATA based Optical Drives under Windows.


Monday, July 29, 2013

HOWTO/Review: Connecting an iPhone to the M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver

The folks over at technology musings wrote an interesting HOWTO/Review on our M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver. The tutorial, replete with screen shots, explains the process for connecting iOS devices to the M-510. They also discuss some technical details of A2DP and sound quality. We've been given permission to reproduce the post here.


Connecting an iPhone to the M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver

Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver M-510Got a loaner M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver to test out over the weekend. We plugged it into a Bose Wave II Radio using the included double male 3.5mm stereo audio cable. Our test devices were an iPhone 3GS and an iPad with Retina display (4th generation). Both devices were running iOS 6.1.3. Getting the M-510 to work with iOS devices was a snap, and the sound quality was surprisingly good for typical mobile device playback.
The M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver supports the Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) utilizing Low Complexity Subband Coding (SBC). SBC is applied to existing audio CODECs, in other words transcoding on the fly. This is fine for typical medium to higher quality AAC and MP3 stored on portable devices like iPods, iPhones, and iPads. However, if you're expecting lossless formats like FLAC, ALAC, or even high quality lossy formats like lame --preset insane encoded files to sound the same, they won't. Highest quality audio is better served over WiFi with AirTunes/AirPlay enabled audio equipment. That said, the M-510's quality is acceptable for 256 kbps or lower quality iTunes AACs or MP3 files, which is what most people have on iDevices and other portable players. Overall the M-510 is an inexpensive way to add wireless playback ability to devices without that capability. If you're looking for really high fidelity, you're not shopping the under $40 devices market to begin with.
The M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver's other big plus is that it provides the choice between an AC adapter and running off a single AAA battery. That last option provides a lot of flexibility when you think of portable scenarios. Don't want to lug your expensive audio equipment outside, but have an old boombox with a 3.5mm line in? Add the M-510 and now that boombox becomes remote speakers for your iPhone 5.
Pairing the M-510 with the iOS devices is a simple as visiting Settings > Bluetooth" and then finding Music Receiver in the list of devices
Connecting an iPhone to the M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver
Tap on Music Receiver and it will then read as Connected.
Connecting an iPhone to the M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver
Later if you choose to remove the saved connection by clicking arrow to the right of the word Music Receiver and then tapping Forget this Device.
Connecting an iPhone to the M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver
During playback, clicking the AirPlay icon on the bottom right of the screen (in orange next to the volume control) allows choice of where the audio signal is to be sent.
Connecting an iPhone to the M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver
Here the M-510 is selected. We can easily switch to the iPhone's internal speakers by clicking the iPhone button.
Connecting an iPhone to the M-510 Portable Bluetooth A2DP Music Receiver