In the world of computing, it is become increasingly important to avoid downtime at any
cost. The industrial computing platforms featured in this product roundup offer solutions
to keep your mission-critical applications up and running. With the advent of PC-based
PBXs, PC-based Internet telephony gateways, and the like, telecommunications professionals
are also feeling the need to move their applications to platforms that feature increased
fault tolerance and resilience.
As you read on, you'll find a list of nearly 40 companies that produce, provide, or
otherwise make industrial computing platforms available to you. You'll also find a dozen
or so resellers and distributors who can set you up with platforms that are more likely to
keep your business up and running. We've scattered a wealth of information throughout this
section as well, including sidebars on the various buses available on these platforms,
tips on what to look for when buying industrial computers, a glossary, and more.
To paraphrase the words of my Publisher, any builder will tell you that a solid
foundation is important in the construction of any building. Industrial computers are the
foundation upon which to build your mission-critical Internet telephony applications. So,
do your homework. Check out the Web sites of the companies listed in this roundup. Call
them. Ask some probing questions. When you're done researching, you will be rewarded with
a solid foundation to build your business.
- Greg Galitzine
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132 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401
The Prosody platform from Aculab offers speech recognition, matrix conferencing, record
and playback, and pulse and tone detection with a single Application Programming Interface
(API). The Prosody is based on the SHARC digital signal processor (DSP) and contains its
own DSP algorithms for voice processing capability of up to 60 channels of operation per
DSP. It supports MVIP, SCSA, and PEB buses, and is an open platform, allowing individual
DSPs to run third-party code.
AAEON Electronics, Inc.
3 Crown Plaza
Hazlet, NJ 07730
AAEON has developed a range of industrial computing components including single board
PCs, PC/104 modules, and peripherals. The company, which has been ISO 9001-certified since
1993, offers full-size CPU cards for industrial applications on 386, 486, Pentium, and
Pentium Pro processors. Components include PC/104 expansion modules, peripheral cards,
passive backplanes, panel display kits, chassis, and add-on devices.
ADMAX Computer, Inc.
One Chestnut St.
Nashua, NH 03060
ADMAX offers the S861 R 2 Rack-XXG series of workstations. Units consist of an
8-20-slot passive backplane with a single-board CPU, encased in a heavy steel or aluminum
chassis. A protective door with a security lock is included to protect the disk drive, as
well as a keyboard lock, a front-panel power and reset switch, and a disk activity LED.
Other features include dual fans with modalic filters, an industrial-quality power supply
with surge suppression, and shock-isolated mounting. Optional EIA standard fiber-optic
interface cabling for eliminating EMI/RFI problems can be included if desired.
American Advantech Corp.
750 E. Arques Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
American Advantech manufactures a variety of rackmount, wallmount, and desktop
industrial PCs and accessories. The company also produces industrial workstations, panel
PCs, CPU cards and backplanes, and industrial PC peripherals. Chassis range from 6-20
slots, and ISA and PCI backplanes are available. Other products include flash RAM/ROM disk
cards, a flash disk module, and a PCMCIA module.
American Predator Corp.
18630 Sutter Blvd.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Industrial motherboards, as well as complete systems, are available through American
Predator Corp. The company offers the APC System - models 1000-8500 - a series of compact,
rugged, industrial computers. Motherboards include the 386/486 NSX, the Predator and
Hunter series, and the Active backplane, which can be used as a standalone, passive
backplane, or can be connected to an APC motherboard.
P.O. Box 3608
Harrisburg, PA 17105-3608
AMP offers the 6U 84HP three-bus backplane for high-speed, enterprise
telecommunications. The system has two 8-slot CompactPCI buses, a 32-bit TranSwitch
CellBus, and a fully compliant computer telephony bus. The full, 21-slot backplane meets
the PICMG 2.1 R1.0 standard and the PICMG CompactPCI 2.5 R1.0 specification. The system
includes two dual-slot power bays, and Z-PACK 2-mm HM connectors for daughtercard slots.
APPRO International, Inc.
446 South Abbott Ave.
Milpitas, CA 95035
APPRO offers a wide range of industrial computer products including rackmount chassis,
single board computer cards, power supplies, backplanes, monitors, keyboards, and other
accessories. Systems include the APRE-7000 chassis, Appro's flagship product. The APRE
features 2-level design and three hot-swap 82 CMF ball-bearing fans for add-on cards and
motherboards on the top section, as well as an 82 CMF ball-bearing fan for lower section
Arbor Technology Co.
No. 351 Sec.2, Chung Shan Rd.
Chung-Ho City, Taipei Taiwan R.O.C.
A variety of mobile workstations and rackmount and panelmount industrial PCs are
available from Arbor Technology. The Demonad 9002 is a rugged mobile workstation with a
7-slot passive backplane and a 200W power supply. Rackmount systems are available in 10-
and 14-slot passive backplane models, and are available with two keyboards and 250W power
supplies. Panelmount systems also come in 10- and 14-slot models, and the IWS-527 and
IWS-517 come with ready-to-run 486/Pentium Miniboards.
Mack Pl., Box 566
St. Clair Sh., MI 48080
ASC offers its SUPRA-SERVERS line of scalable, multi-processor Pentium II/X machines,
now available as scalable networking systems. The servers are Windows/NT and
Unix-compatible, and have an open, redundant architecture for symmetric multiprocessing,
RAID-5 cascaded hot-swappable storage, and LAN, VPN Host, Web, and Net communications. The
SUPRAs feature a fault tolerant, redundant design, and include high-speed RAM memory,
fault-resistant multi-GB disk storage, and N-channel WAN/Internet communications.
Mid-tower and rack server enclosures are available.
Axiom Technology, Inc.
16801 E. Gale Ave., #D
City of Industry, CA 91745
Industrial offerings from Axiom Technology include a complete selection of CompactPCI
products like a 3U chassis, 8-slot backplane, and a series of data acquisition boards that
act as interfaces between analog and PC-compatible boards, modules, and terminal panels.
Axiom also produces half-size and full-size single board computers, and panelmount
industrial workstations with a passive backplane design. A 19" rackmount chassis has
12-20 slots, built-in drive space for four to six disk drives, and a 250-350W power
supply. Other products include 19" disk array rack servers, an industrial
node/wallmount chassis, Panel PCs, and embedded PC boards.
9600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
ChatComm offers the ChatterBox Corporate Series, featuring the ChatPowerPlus solution
for powering ChatCom's server modules. The ChatPowerPlus features a card cage with space
for up to 14 hot-swappable server modules, and is able to utilize up to four power modules
at 350W each. The system utilizes six independently powered fans to move air across the
server and power modules. Each unit can accommodate as many as five 3.5" drives or
three 5.25" drives in a removable disk cage. The ChatPowerPlus also offers a
multifunction backplane with connectors for a shared monitor, mouse, and keyboard, and for
chaining additional card cages to the unit.
Crystal Group, Inc.
850 Kacena Rd.
Hiawatha, IA 52233
The CS600 Chassis is one of the latest additions to the Crystal product line. The
system is encased in a 19" rackmount chassis and is 2U high. It features a six-slot
ISA or ISA/PCI PICMG 2.0-compliant passive backplane with a butterfly design. Cards may be
mounted horizontally within the chassis. 100 and 1500W power supplies are available, and
each unit has room for three 3.5" hard drive bays and two cooling fans. The system
also has alarm capabilities and on-board system monitoring.
CSS Laboratories, Inc.
1641 McGaw Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
The CSS MAXPro series features workgroup, application-specific, and enterprise servers,
which can be configured for a motherboard or the 20-slot QuietBus passive backplane. Each
system features redundant power supplies, hot-swappable disk drives, fans, and system
management software for a fully fault-tolerant system. Other offerings from CSS include
the Preferred PC desktop and workstation line, and the ProRACK rackmount system. The
ProRACK features a rugged chassis design and is fault tolerant, with flexible
Diversified Technology, Inc.
476 Highland Colony Pkwy
Ridgeland, MS 39158
Diversified uses ISA, EISA, PCI, and CompactPCI local bus technology to create its
passive backplane IBM/AT-compatible industrial computers. The company offers a variety of
19" fault tolerant and rackmount enclosures, as well as tower enclosures, flat
panels, portable platforms, and various card cages. The FTC600V CompactPCI Telco Enclosure
is available in 3U, dual 3U, or 6U configurations. This dual redundant system is hot
swappable, and includes a 500W universal AC power supply, and floppy and IDE drives that
are internally mounted via drive cards. An optional drive module house can fit up to eight
5.25" half-height drives, and three 140 CFM fan cooling systems for front-mounted
2001 Logic Drive
San Jose, CA 95124-3468
The new Centellis CO Series 16000 server platform from Force offers a 6-slot PICMG
CompactPCI backplane and chassis architecture, as well as hot-swappable components and
power redundancy. The Centellis comes in 19" and 23" rack-mountable chassis
housing redundant N+1 power supplies, redundant front-to-back and bottom-to-top filtered
cooling, and a media bay for scalable storage. Main features include a 233 MHz Pentium MMX
processor with a half MB cache memory, and optional hardware RAID support.
General Micro Systems
14140-D Parke Long Court
Chantilly, VA 20151
General Micro Systems has added several industrial products to its service offerings
over the past year. The V255 consists of two 6U VME boards (one CPU module and one I/O
baseboard), connected through a local PSI bus. The CPU module is made up of two 233 MHz
Pentium Processors with MMX support. Components include an ultra-wide SCSI interface with
a pair of PMC expansion ports, 512 KB of L2 cache, 64-bit BLT graphics, and two
10/100BaseT Ethernet ports. General Micro Systems also offers the VMEvision, a Windows
NT-based imaging system packaged in a VMEbus enclosure with dual 233 MHz Pentium or
Pentium II processors. The system features a four-channel frame grabber, 64-bit BLT
graphics, and up to 256 MB of main memory.
50 West Hoover Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85210
GESPAC produces a variety of industrial systems including the CPCI-784SP-8E/U 6U
CompactPCI enclosure. A standard 3U CPU may be mounted in the enclosure, and the system is
ready to use with a 3U Pentium or PowerPC board. It also comes standard with an 8-slot
backplane, a 250W power supply, a 1.2 GB EIDE hard disk, and a 3.5" floppy drive. An
optional 1U fan tray unit may be mounted at the bottom of the chassis, and pre-loaded
WindowsNT or VxWorks/pSOS software is also optional.
9174 Skypark Ct.
San Diego, CA 92123
The new I-Bus CompactPCI Galaxy16 enclosure is a 16-slot solution targeted at the
telecommunication market. The enclosure has a rugged Eurocard format, and supports 14 6U
expansion slots, up to three hot-swappable redundant power supplies, and a continuous
H.110 telephony bus across all expansion slots. The unit also has a configurable drive
enclosure with support for up to eight drives in either RAID or JBOD format. The Galaxy16
is made up of three main areas: a card cage for the CompactPCI slots, an optional drive
enclosure, and the power supply subsystem.
Industrial CPU Systems
111-D W. Dyer Rd.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
The Model IS500 Rack Mount ISA Series is the latest offering from Industrial CPU
Systems. The system features a passive AT backplane, shock-mounted drives, a hold-down bar
for preventing plug-in boards from becoming unseated during shock or vibration, and a 110
CFM pressurizing fan. Components are protected by a steel chassis with clear zinc plating.
Additional features of the system include a front drive bay for three 5.25" drives,
or two 5.25" and two 3.5" half-height drives, front panel power and reset
switches, a keyboard connector, and a fixed disk drive access LED.
Industrial Computer Source
6260 Sequence Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121-4371
The P2BX series from Industrial Computer Source is sold as a hardware combination, and
may be installed in a 10-, 15-, or 20-slot industrial chassis. Based on the Intel 440BX GP
chipset, the system is sold in various models, with a variety of processor speeds from 350
to 450 MHz. The company also offers the Model 7490 Series of medium-capacity, 15-slot,
rackmount chassis. Customers may select from various base models, backplanes, and power
supplies through a three-part ordering guide.
1930 Junction Ave.
San Jose, CA 95131
INFITECH manufactures a variety of industrial computer components including enclosures,
motherboards, and backplanes. The company's latest offering is the RC4208HR-RU Raid
Chassis, with a 300W hot-swappable, redundant power supply. The unit features forced air
from two rear fans, as well as one optional central fan. It includes a disk drive mount
for eight 5.25" vertical drive bays, and features LEDs for power supply, hard disk
activity, and hot swap power supply.
85 Marcus Drive
Melville, NY 11747
Interlogic Industries manufactures industrial components from rackmount chassis to
industrial workstations and passive backplanes. The RK1220 PC/AT compatible chassis
features a 20-slot ISA or 19-slot ISA/PCI passive backplane and modular components. The
system comes with space for six half-height 5.25" or three 3.5" drive bays.
Additional features include multiple power supply configurations, front-mounted reset, HDD
activity indicators, and lighted power switches, and the ability to accommodate as many as
20 full-length cards.
8 Elkins Rd.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
The various components offered by ITOX add up to a wide range of industrial computing
solutions. The G486VPC motherboard supports CPUs from Intel, Cyrix, AMD, and SGS-Thomson,
as well as two IDE connectors, six dedicated ISA slots, and one dedicated PCI slot. The
G7VP2 goes to the next level, offering five dedicated 16-bit ISA slots, one PCI slot, and
one shared PCI/ISA slot. Another solution, available as a motherboard or a platform, is
the 586ITOX - featuring six full-length ISA slots, built-in video, a watchdog timer, and
Kontron Elektronik Corp.
4440 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 200
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Kontron produces the IN series of industrial computers to meet a variety of needs. The
IN Rave is an industrial notebook with two module bays for various components, batteries,
or drives. The unit features a removable hard disk and an expansion area for an ISA, PCI,
or CD-ROM drive. The IN Lite industrial notebook model features a Pentium MMX 166 MHz
processor, and a high-impact magnesium case to resist vibration and shock. The unit is
compact, with a built-in AC/DC power supply and integrated status display, as well as a
detachable keyboard, and high-resolution graphics display. And the IP Lite laptop features
a Pentium MMX processor and a removable hard disk. The unit has five expansion slots, and
easily swappable AC/DC power supplies.
MiTAC Industrial Corporation
42001 Christy St.
Fremont, CA 94528
MiTAC has come up with an industrial solution that is smaller than a shoebox. The
MCH-314 is a 4-slot mini-node industrial chassis, and can be configured with four PCI
half-slot cards or 4 ISA cards with both AC and DC power inputs. The 4-layer passive
backplane combined with two ports for 9-pin and 25-pin I/O reserved ports make the unit
easy for upgrading. The MCH-314 comes with hold-down clamps to protect cards from
vibrations, a drive bay for a 3.5" floppy drive and a 3.5" hard drive, and a
built-in 100W AC input power supply. An optional 24V/48V DC input power supply may also be
1650 West McNab Rd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-1088
The REAL/STAR II series of PICMG and VME-based systems from MODCOMP are available with
single and dual Pentium processors. The units feature a 20-slot PCI/ISA passive backplane
for 166 and 200 MHz configurations with up to 256 MB of RAM. High-end servers with as many
as four Pentium processors, RAID storage, and hot-swappable power supplies are also part
of the series. The REAL/IX PX system works with REAL/STAR systems as a real-time, fully
preemptive operating system, based on the UNIX System V.
Motorola Computer Group
2900 South Diablo Way
Tempe, AZ 85282
Motorola offers a broad selection of industrial computer systems and components geared
toward the telecommunications market. The company's FX Series of fault tolerant systems
platforms uses the trademarked Split Mode technology, which allows SDM software to be
upgraded and CPU modules to be installed or upgraded while the system is in service. The
FX series features hot swappable components, telco alarms, and I/O slots ranging from six
Multimedia Computer Solutions, Inc.
400 Union Ave., Unit 4
Haskell, NJ 07420
Multimedia Computer Solutions offers the MCS 5000 and MCS 3000/PP passive-backplane
industrial units. The MCS 5000 features a 20-slot chassis with rack or tabletop mounting,
capable of holding four disk drives. The unit includes a 300W UL/CSA/TUV listed power
supply, a removable air filter, and 16-gauge steel construction on the chassis. The MCS
3000 is a positive pressure chassis with room for a 14-slot passive backplane or a PC/AT
motherboard. It features space for three to five disk drives, three cooling fans,
removable air filters, and keyboard connections on the front or rear.
100 Crossing Blvd.
Framingham, MA 01702-5406
New hot-swap CompactPCI network interface boards have been developed by Natural
MicroSystems for telecom solutions. The CompactPCI Alliance Generation Quad T1 and E1 both
support four integrated digital trunk interfaces, with 96 and 120 ports of advanced call
processing for a single slot. Both systems support the Enterprise Computer Telephony Forum
(ECTF) H.110 specification. The Quad T1 provides 96 ports of call processing and up to 60
ports of programmable voice processing in one slot. The Quad E1 offers 120 ports of call
processing and up to 60 ports of programmable voice processing in one slot. Advanced
DSP-based voice and a downloadable signaling protocol are some of the additional features.
OpenTec Pty Ltd.
6 Lyon Park Road
North Ryde, NSW 2113 Australia
Opentec offers the Openfire family of servers, which work in NT and UNIX environments
by utilizing SPARC, Intel, or Alpha-based platforms. Openfire combines industry-standard
SCSI storage with the chosen CPU technology, and offers a RAID option for additional fault
tolerance. The Openfire 100 is available as an entry-level solution, the Openfire 200 is
midrange, and the Openfire 400 is a high-availability solution.
SBS Micro Alliance
1384-A Poinsettia Ave.
Vista, CA 92083
SBS Micro Alliance offers the CP8000 industrial rackmount CompactPCI enclosure for
telecommunications and wireless communication, as well as medical instrumentation. The
system comes with an 8-slot backplane and dual hot-swappable power supplies and cooling
fans. The company also offers the FTU-2000 rackmount, fault tolerant PC as part of its PRO
Reliant Series. The system comes with a 19-slot PCI/ISA passive backplane (with four PCI
slots), and can also accommodate backplanes with up to 16 PCI slots. An optional
power-segmented backplane is available as well. Dual-redundant 400W AC hot-swappable power
supplies are included, as well as three hot-swappable cooling fans.
197 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
One of the newest offerings from Tangent Computers is Workshop, a workstation series
featuring dual-slot Pentium II Xeon technology. The line features support for 400 MHz or
faster CPUs, and a 100 MHz bus 440GX AGPset. Each model includes a Symmetric Glyder TX AGP
video card with 8 MBs of VRAM, a 9 GB LVD hard drive, a 32X Toshiba internal SCSI CD-ROM
drive, 64 MB of SDRAM which is expandable to 2 GB , and a 1.44" floppy drive. The
Workshop also includes a 17-inch SVGA 1600 x 1280 monitor and pre-installed Windows NT 4.0
1050 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Technoland, an ISO 9001 certified company, produces industrial computing solutions from
backplanes to chassis. The TL Rack series of rackmount chassis scales from 6-20 slots on
ISA/PCI backplanes. The TL Rack 500 is also configurable for AT/ATX M/B, and features a
CE/UL AT or ATX power supply with options for 250W or 400W. The unit features shock
resistant drive bays with capacity for two open 5.25" drives, 1 open 3.5" drive,
and 2 internal 3.5" drives. Other components include dual cooling fans with air
filters, and a hold-down bar design to secure cards.
Teknor Industrial Computers, Inc.
616 Cure Boivin
Boisbriand, QC Canada J7G 2A7
One of Teknor's latest offerings, the TEK CPCI-1004, is a CompactPCI single board
computer targeted for OEMs and systems integrators. The system supports a Pentium MMX
processor at 200 and 233 MHz, and uses an ALI Aladin V chipset. The board also supports a
front-side bus of up to 100 MHz, and offers optional usage of CompactFlash, which is solid
state disk memory. The unit is available as a 6U single slot or a 6U dual slot.
Texas Micro, Inc.
5959 Corporate Drive
Houston, TX 77036
Texas Micro, an ISO 9001 manufacturer, offers the 2010 series of embedded industrial
systems based on a 10-slot passive backplane. Backplanes are available in 10-slot ISA or 2
ISA/2 CPU/6 PCI slots. Systems are packaged in a compact PC/AT chassis, and two units may
be housed side by side in a 19" rack, or in a wallmount or benchtop mounting
configuration. The series provides space for up to three components, with one 5.25"
device, one 3.5" device, and another 3.5" device, which can be mounted
2350 Centennial Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504
Trenton Technology, a member of PICMG, has developed the CBI Celeron single board
computer system. Utilizing the Intel 440BX chipset with an accelerated graphics port
interface, the CBI supports system/memory bus speeds of 66 and 100 MHz. The unit has room
for two floppy disk drives in combinations of 360K and 2.88 MB, and offers a PCI
ultra-wide SCSI interface, and a watchdog timer.
1050 Southwood Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Ziatech prides itself on being the originator of CompactPCI. The company's latest
offering, the STD 32 bus, is available as an 8-, 16-, or 32-bit scalable computer. The
unit can support 16- and 32-bit data transfers over the backplane, without the
multiplexing of signals, and can run at 32 Mbps for high-speed data applications. Other
features include multiprocessing, high-speed direct memory access, 32-bit addressing,
slot-specific interrupts, and hot-swap capability.
Alliance Systems, Inc.
3001 Summit Ave., Ste. 400
Plano, TX 75074
In addition to being a leading distributor of industrial software and hardware
components, Alliance offers the Alliant CTS series of rackmount telephony platforms. ATX
motherboards and passive backplanes are available with PCI and ISA slots. The Alliant SSP
series of platforms and servers are designed with Sun UltraSPARC II CPUs for high
performance and multiprocessing abilility.
4053 Clipper Ct.
Fremont, CA 94358
Arista carries industrial components from workstations and barebone systems to passive
backplanes, chassis, and single board computers. ISA/PCI products are focused on embedded
solutions, data acquisition, and portable computers. Peripherals available through Arista
include rackmount keyboards, monitors, UPS, and CPU switch boxes.
ComPort Distributions Ltd.
100 Oakland Ave.
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
ComPort specializes in hardware and software distribution solutions for value-added
resellers (VARs), including network faxing, fax broadcasting, IVR communication servers,
Internet fax, and voice applications. The company carries a variety of products from
companies including Ariel, Artisoft, Dialogic, Lucent, Netphone, and VoiceQuest.
11 Commerce Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016
Catalyst is a distributor of industrial products, working exclusively with VARs to
provide a wide variety of telephony, cable, and wire products. The company offers products
from vendors such as AMP, Bogen, CallWare, Comdial, Lucent, TT Systems, Viking, and
Ingram Micro, Inc.
1600 E. St. Andrew Place
P.O. Box 25125
Santa Ana, CA 92799-5125
Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale distributor of technology components. The
company offers more than 190,000 products from over 1,400 hardware and software
manufacturers, and has special divisions for each technology and product category.
Ingram's Enterprise Computing Division offers enterprise solutions to VARs and support
systems integrators. Products include Hewlett Packard HP 9000 RISC workstations, multiuser
HP 9000 systems, and other HP client/server products.
200 Continental Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Merisel, an ISO 9002-certified company, is a distributor and reseller of more than
25,000 leading hardware and software products from companies such as Sun, APC, Hewlett
Packard, Intel, Microsoft, and IBM. The company has formed the Merisel Open Computing
Alliance (MOCA) to support Sun Microsystems products and related components from other
vendors. Resellers who are part of MOCA receive support from field and sales engineers, a
regional field sales engineer, a sales development manager, and a financial services
9135 Guilford Rd.
Columbia, MD 21046
Phillips offers a variety of industrial computer components through its Un-Office
platforms. The company builds custom solutions using products from manufacturers like
Axiom, IBM, Hayes, US Logic, and Ziatech. End products are targeted toward the telephony
and telecommunications markets.
3001 South Priest Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282
Pinacor is a worldwide distributor to VARs, resellers, systems integrators, and
dealers, carrying products from companies that include Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu, IBM,
Compaq, and Acer. Pinacor recently announced its Enterprise Solutions Business Unit, which
supplies high-end solutions to the enterprise computing market. IBM, 3Com, and Nortel were
added as vendors for the new unit.
Sys Technology, Inc.
6481 Global Drive
Cypress, CA 90630
Sys has added the "Cool" PowerHouse 600 workstation to its line of
distributed industrial systems. The PowerHouse is based on dual Pentium II Xeon 450 MHz
processors, which are thermally accelerated to run at 600 MHz. The GA-6GXDU motherboard
from Giga-Byte Technology Co. is included, along with cooling technology from KryoTech,
Inc. The PowerHouse supports the 440GX AGP chipset, as well as the Adaptec AIC-7896
controller for dual channel, ultra2 SCSI. The system may also be transformed into a CAD
workstation, Internet server, or corporate data warehouse.
Tech Data Corporation
5350 Tech Data Drive
Clearwater, FL 33760
Tech Data distributes products to resellers from all major manufacturers. The company
serves more than 100,000 resellers throughout the world, and offers over 75,000 products
and services, including electronic commerce solutions. The company's Computer Components
Product Division has more than 10,000 products including system platforms, motherboards,
cases, memory, drives, video cards, keyboards, and monitors.
301 Ballardvale St.
Wilmington, MA 01887
Trilogic offers systems integration services for OEMs, including telephony solutions,
PCI/ISA, CompactPCI, and VME components, chassis, enclosures, and operating systems. The
company carries products from Ampro, Dialogic, Electronic Solutions, Force, Intecolor,
Natural MicroSystems, Texas Micro, VMETRO, Wind River Systems, and Xycom.
278 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Nashua, NH 03060
Xinergy provides solutions within the Windows NT and Novell Intranetware environments,
and is an authorized reseller of most major hardware, software, and services. The company
offers system planning, network setup, upgrades, updates, and cabling. Xinergy also offers
custom business workstations and applications.