Tuesday, September 16, 2014

E1 version added! FarLinX X.25 Gateway X.25 to XOT and X.25 to TCP/IP Appliance L/HCG

E1 version added! FarLinX X.25 Gateway X.25 to XOT and X.25 to TCP/IP Appliance L/HCG

The FL2611N uses an E1 link (RJ48) as opposed to older style serial cables that the rest of the FL26** family deploys. This makes it suitable for installations requiring E1 connectivity.

The FarLinX X25 Gateway product range is the third generation of X.25 Gateway products from FarSite, providing a very flexible powerful gateway for your X.25 migration needs at a very affordable cost. It incorporates all the popular features of the previous product ranges with an improved browser interface and new comprehensive set of online statistics, connection logging and status change alert functions to put you in control. The condition of the Gateway can be monitored from a browser with current line status, real time line and data statistics and real time active user activity available. There are also daily activity logs with a selectable level of detail, automatically archived on a daily basis. The SNMP support can provide alerts for a number of different conditions including critical events such as line down and line up. Dual Gateway support is available such that 2 Gateways can share a common IP address to provide automatic switch over support for a range of conditions including X.25 line down and Gateway failure. Any such failures and switchover events will generate SNMP alerts so the network operator can instantly know what's happened.

The product can support protocols when the X.25 Host system treats the incoming X.25 data as a character stream. It can also convert the data when a header is used to describe the message payload within the TCP connections and remove this header on the X.25 virtual circuits. Data types supported include: RFC1006, Cisco RBP and special character delimiting. Dynamic routing is supported where the Client TCP application determines the X.25 address and call parameters used at the time the connection is established. XOT is supported so that the X.25 network can run over the top of an IP network. The Gateway can provide connectivity to several different Host systems at the same time with each can have different data conversion configurations. This Gateway can be used in conjunction with ISODE's X.400 Server's to provide X.400 messaging over X.25.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Device-side Pin Assignments for IU-100, IU-110, and IU-120

Device-side Pin Assignments for IU-100, IU-110, and IU-120 Device-side Pin Assignments for IU-100, IU-110, and IU-120

This information is applicable to the following Synchrotech part numbers.

These USB to serial devices feature DB9 connectors, frequently used in RS-232 applications. RS-422 and RS-485 tend to use different connectors, so speciality cables (e.g. DB9 to Mini Din 8) are often needed to accommodate certain serial peripherals. The above image and following table should be helpful in selecting or designing application specific cables to deploy with the IU-1** series USB to Serial device.

Pin Transmission Signals
RS-422 4-Wire RS-485 2-Wire RS-485
1 Tx- Tx- D-
2 Tx+ Tx+ D+
3 Rx+ Rx+  
4 Rx- Rx-  
5 GND GND GND

See the user manuals for the individual devices for further information including: DIP Switch settings, and internal jumper settings.

Friday, August 8, 2014

With online coupon Orico W8PH4-BK SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4 Port Hub is just $12 Expires 30-Sep-2014

With online coupon Orico W8PH4-BK SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4 Port Hub is just $12 Expires 30-Sep-2014

Delock 42510 Thunderbolt External Enclosure for SATA 6GB/s 2.5" SSD/HDD/SSHD now under $120!

Delock 42510 Thunderbolt External Enclosure for SATA 6GB/s 2.5

Monday, July 14, 2014

PCI Express (PCIe) to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Host Adapter 3+1 Ports U-750

PCI Express (PCIe) to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Host Adapter 3+1 Ports U-750

Harnessing PCI Express 2.0's powerful capabilities on modern motherboards, the x1 PCI Express 2.0 to USB 3.0 Host Adapter provides full USB SuperSpeed capabilities for up to Up to 5Gbps maximum transfer rates for high performance USB 3.0 peripherals. The adapter provides three external and one internal SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports. The PCIe card to USB 3.0 adapter is fully backward compatible with existing USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices, and connects with USB based printers, modems, speakers, scanners, and hundreds of other devices while enabling the use of high performance device that were once reserved only for high speed buses like eSATA and FireWire. Easy USB installation makes adding new hardware a breeze, with no complex configuration, confusing plug-ins, or IRQs. Connect up to 127 USB products to PCs. Ready for use with self-powered devices, or plug any available 4-pin Power Connector into a motherboard's onboard connecter for devices requiring bus power. The U-750 supports USB Battery Charging Specification Revision 1.2.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Delock CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Cards SATA 6 Gb/s

Delock CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Cards SATA 6 Gb/s

Coupling speedy solid state flash memory to a SATA 6 Gb/s interface, CFast Flash Memory Cards represent the next generation of storage for an era of camera RAW, 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video. Delock's CFast Flash Cards support the new CFast 2.0 standard which allows for even higher data transfer rates than memory cards of the previous CFast generation. Delock CFast 2.0 Flash Memory Card SATA 6 Gb/s are ideally suited not only for professional usage in photography, but also for all other applications that require fast read and write speeds. CFast 2.0 memory cards use the SATA 6 Gb/s protocol, and have lower power consumption than the previous CFast standard. While CFast cards share the same dimensions as CompactFlash Cards, they are not physically or electrically compatible with the older standard.

Also available in Industrial Temperature Ranges.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Delock 91686 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 CFast 2.0 Card Reader

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Clad in a stylish, sturdy, and compact aluminum case, Delock's 91686 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 CFast 2.0 Card Reader harnesses the capabilities of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to work with the latest CFast 2.0 memory cards. Supporting the newest CFast 2.0 card standard, the 91686 works with the latest CFast cards from Sandisk, Lexar, and Delock. 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 these modern SATA 6Gbps storage devices. Delock's 91686 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 CFast 2.0 Card Reader doesn't trade practicality away for high speed though. The CFast 2.0 Card Reader is fully backward compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 hosts, and the previous CFast 1.0 standard. The reader supports Hot-Swap and Plug-N-Play, and utilizes USB bus power so no additional power source is required. The 91686 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 CFast 2.0 Card Reader is best used with systems that support SuperSpeed USB 3.0 in order to take advantage of its speed.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Delock 61991 In-Desk Hub 3 Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 + 2 Slot SD Card Reader

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Delock's 61991 In-Desk Hub 3 Port USB 3.0 + 2 Slot SD Card Reader provides nearly zero-footprint access to both SuperSpeed ports and memory card slots utilizing existing standard desk cut-out. Leaving space for cable passthrough, the Delock 61991 provides a three port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub powered by a generous 4A power supply. The versatility doesn't stop there. The Delock 61991 In-Desk Hub 3 Port USB 3.0 + 2 Slot SD Card Reader also features a two slot SuperSpeed memory card reader. The first slot accepts the whole range of modern SD-width cards including various SDHC, SDXC, and MMC style cards. The second slot accepts microSD variants without an adapter. The Delock 61991 In-Desk Hub 3 Port USB 3.0 + 2 Slot SD Card Reader is an excellent solution for under-desk CPU installations, and can even serve as an out-of-the-way docking station for highly portable machines. The 61991 connects to the host computer via SuperSpeed 5 Gb/s USB 3.0. Compatible with nearly all modern operating systems, the Delock 61991 excels in mixed use environments and provides a standard peripheral platform for large office installations.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Delock 91695 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 CompactFlash Card Reader

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Delock 91695 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 CompactFlash Card Reader

Wrapped in a compact aluminum case, Delock's 91695 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 CompactFlash Card Reader harnesses the capabilities of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to work with the latest CompactFlash Cards. Supporting CompactFlash cards in PIO, DMA and UDMA modes, the reader is plenty fast enough to support transfer hungry memory cards like speedy UDMA 6 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. Delock's 91695 doesn't trade practicality away for high speed though. The CompactFlash Card Reader is fully backward compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 hosts. The reader supports Hot-Swap and Plug-N-Play, and utilizes USB bus power so no additional power source is required. The 91695 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 CompactFlash Card Reader is best used with systems that support SuperSpeed USB 3.0 in order to take advantage of its speed.

Friday, April 25, 2014

technology musings: Hands on with Synchrotech's M-520 Portable Bluetoo...


technology musings: Hands on with Synchrotech's M-520 Portable Bluetoo...: Synchrotech lent us one of their M-520 speakers to play with for an afternoon. The first thing that was apparent was that this device&#3...

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: 
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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.