ICS Advent(TM) Introduces New Digital and Relay Boards; New Products Are PCI Versions of Company's Popular and Long-Selling Boards

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from ICS Advent

    SAN DIEGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ICS Advent(TM), the premier provider
 of business-critical applied computing solutions, today introduced the PCI
 version of its popular digital and relay boards: model PCI-161SO, a half card
 PCI solution for digital monitoring where inputs must be isolated, and PCI 32
 Reed Relay outputs (models PC1-32REL and PCI-32REL-B), which offer alternative
 cabling.
     The new digital and relay boards are additions to the ICS Advent family of
 digital isolated and relay boards.  These boards are PCI board solutions for
 digital controls where on-board relays are required in test equipment,
 instrumentation, process control, satellite/microwave network control, audio
 switching and analog multiplexing.  Both boards feature a plug-n-play auto
 selection where no address switches are required.
     The PCI-16ISO isolated digital inputs board is the PCI version of the ISA
 161SO.  It is both pin-out and software equivalent to the input half of the
 PCI-DIO32 digital relay cards.  The PCI-32REL is for customers who prefer two
 PCI-16 REL boards in one slot.  The PCI-32REL-B provides existing customers of
 the ICS Advent's popular 32REL-B ISA board with a PCI version including an
 exact connector pin-out or for those wanting A and B side of the relays on
 separate connectors.
     "We're pleased to present these new digital and relay boards which
 completes the existing product line," said Stephen Newbegin, I/O &
 communications product manager, ICS Advent.  "These boards provide a PCI
 solution that customers have been asking for.  They are a viable solution not
 only for our existing customers, but also for new ones."
     The PCI 16 isolated digital inputs board has 16 optically isolated AC or
 DC inputs.  Socketed resistor packs can be changed to vary isolated input
 range of up to 24 volts, with the board default being within the 2.8-12 VAC/DC
 range.  The PCI-16ISO offers the same features and pin-out as the ISA 16ISO
 with the same DB-37 female connector for all 16 inputs.  Also with a PCI bus,
 no address switch is required.  The board has two 8-bit ports and takes up
 only one half PCI slot.  Power and ground is provided on the connector.
 PCI-16ISO is PCI 2.1 compliant (seen past bridge).  The board supports DOS and
 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000.
     The PCI-32REL and PCI-32REL-B are the same short 6.60-inch PCI board
 solution.  They are more reliable compared to electro-mechanical relays in
 applications of high switch count.  The PCI-32REL comes with shielded dual
 breakout cable to two DB37 male connectors that each has the same pin-outs as
 the PCI-16REL allowing users double the number of relays while taking up only
 a single PCI slot.  The PCI-32REL-B comes with a different shielded dual
 breakout cable to two DB37 female connectors that each has the same pin-outs
 as the ISA 32REL-B.  This option has the A-side of the relays on one DB37
 connector and the B-side of the relays on the second DB37.  This allows
 customers to buy only a single termination board if the B-side is not used in
 the application.  This also allows a smooth upgrade using the same cabling for
 those changing from the ISA 32REL-B to the PCI bus.
     The PCI 32 reed relay output features 32 channels with SPST relays.  It
 has a life expectancy of 200M operations (low load) or 100M operations (max
 load).  Its maximum switching power is 10VA, resistive load.  The PCI 32 has a
 maximum speed of 600Hz.  It withstands 20G shock and vibration.  Both boards
 support DOS, Windows 98/ME/NT/2000 for full I/O support.
     These products are available immediately through ICS Advent's worldwide
 distribution network and direct sales channels.  The PCI-16ISO (including
 documentation and software CDs) is priced starting at $219.  Both PCI-32REL
 and PCI-32REL-B (including DB37P shielded cable, documentation and software
 CDs) are priced at $469.  Various accessories for all the boards are also
 available at extra cost.  ICS Advent also offers a complete I/O and
 communication product line.  These products can also be ordered online at
 www.icsadvent.com or by calling an ICS Advent sales representative at
 (800) 523-2320.  The products carry a two-year warranty with superior pre- and
 post-sales technical support.
 
     About ICS Advent
     ICS Advent is focused on helping customers meet the demands of developing
 and deploying open communications systems (OCS) and next-generation converged
 networks.  The company designs, manufactures and integrates high-availability
 rack mount computers and single board computers to meet customers' specific
 computing platform, server and application hosting solution requirements.
     Founded in 1985, ICS Advent has been the leader in providing stable rack
 mount computer solutions, PC plug-in board level products for I/O,
 communications and telephony, and comprehensive integration and support
 services for more than 15 years to customers in the following industries:
 applied computing, defense, medical and industrial automation and control, and
 industrial test and measurement.  The company has moved beyond this heritage
 and expanded its market focus to include OCS solutions, such as IP telephony,
 telecommunications, voice processing and broadcasting/convergence.
     ICS Advent products, solutions and services are available through the
 company's worldwide distribution network of authorized integration partners
 and its direct sales channels.  Customers can also order products online at
 www.icsadvent.com or by calling an ICS Advent sales representative at
 (800) 523-2320.  The company has ISO-certified facilities in San Diego, Calif.
 and Chichester, UK.
 
     For further information please contact Cheri Leeny, cleeny@rogerscom.com,
 or Philip Little, plittle@rogerscom.com, both of Rogers Communications,
 310-412-8431, for ICS Advent; or Stephen Newbegin of ICS Advent, 858-677-0877,
 ext. 3091, snewbegin@icsadvent.com.
 
 

SOURCE ICS Advent
    SAN DIEGO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ICS Advent(TM), the premier provider
 of business-critical applied computing solutions, today introduced the PCI
 version of its popular digital and relay boards: model PCI-161SO, a half card
 PCI solution for digital monitoring where inputs must be isolated, and PCI 32
 Reed Relay outputs (models PC1-32REL and PCI-32REL-B), which offer alternative
 cabling.
     The new digital and relay boards are additions to the ICS Advent family of
 digital isolated and relay boards.  These boards are PCI board solutions for
 digital controls where on-board relays are required in test equipment,
 instrumentation, process control, satellite/microwave network control, audio
 switching and analog multiplexing.  Both boards feature a plug-n-play auto
 selection where no address switches are required.
     The PCI-16ISO isolated digital inputs board is the PCI version of the ISA
 161SO.  It is both pin-out and software equivalent to the input half of the
 PCI-DIO32 digital relay cards.  The PCI-32REL is for customers who prefer two
 PCI-16 REL boards in one slot.  The PCI-32REL-B provides existing customers of
 the ICS Advent's popular 32REL-B ISA board with a PCI version including an
 exact connector pin-out or for those wanting A and B side of the relays on
 separate connectors.
     "We're pleased to present these new digital and relay boards which
 completes the existing product line," said Stephen Newbegin, I/O &
 communications product manager, ICS Advent.  "These boards provide a PCI
 solution that customers have been asking for.  They are a viable solution not
 only for our existing customers, but also for new ones."
     The PCI 16 isolated digital inputs board has 16 optically isolated AC or
 DC inputs.  Socketed resistor packs can be changed to vary isolated input
 range of up to 24 volts, with the board default being within the 2.8-12 VAC/DC
 range.  The PCI-16ISO offers the same features and pin-out as the ISA 16ISO
 with the same DB-37 female connector for all 16 inputs.  Also with a PCI bus,
 no address switch is required.  The board has two 8-bit ports and takes up
 only one half PCI slot.  Power and ground is provided on the connector.
 PCI-16ISO is PCI 2.1 compliant (seen past bridge).  The board supports DOS and
 Windows 98/ME/NT/2000.
     The PCI-32REL and PCI-32REL-B are the same short 6.60-inch PCI board
 solution.  They are more reliable compared to electro-mechanical relays in
 applications of high switch count.  The PCI-32REL comes with shielded dual
 breakout cable to two DB37 male connectors that each has the same pin-outs as
 the PCI-16REL allowing users double the number of relays while taking up only
 a single PCI slot.  The PCI-32REL-B comes with a different shielded dual
 breakout cable to two DB37 female connectors that each has the same pin-outs
 as the ISA 32REL-B.  This option has the A-side of the relays on one DB37
 connector and the B-side of the relays on the second DB37.  This allows
 customers to buy only a single termination board if the B-side is not used in
 the application.  This also allows a smooth upgrade using the same cabling for
 those changing from the ISA 32REL-B to the PCI bus.
     The PCI 32 reed relay output features 32 channels with SPST relays.  It
 has a life expectancy of 200M operations (low load) or 100M operations (max
 load).  Its maximum switching power is 10VA, resistive load.  The PCI 32 has a
 maximum speed of 600Hz.  It withstands 20G shock and vibration.  Both boards
 support DOS, Windows 98/ME/NT/2000 for full I/O support.
     These products are available immediately through ICS Advent's worldwide
 distribution network and direct sales channels.  The PCI-16ISO (including
 documentation and software CDs) is priced starting at $219.  Both PCI-32REL
 and PCI-32REL-B (including DB37P shielded cable, documentation and software
 CDs) are priced at $469.  Various accessories for all the boards are also
 available at extra cost.  ICS Advent also offers a complete I/O and
 communication product line.  These products can also be ordered online at
 www.icsadvent.com or by calling an ICS Advent sales representative at
 (800) 523-2320.  The products carry a two-year warranty with superior pre- and
 post-sales technical support.
 
     About ICS Advent
     ICS Advent is focused on helping customers meet the demands of developing
 and deploying open communications systems (OCS) and next-generation converged
 networks.  The company designs, manufactures and integrates high-availability
 rack mount computers and single board computers to meet customers' specific
 computing platform, server and application hosting solution requirements.
     Founded in 1985, ICS Advent has been the leader in providing stable rack
 mount computer solutions, PC plug-in board level products for I/O,
 communications and telephony, and comprehensive integration and support
 services for more than 15 years to customers in the following industries:
 applied computing, defense, medical and industrial automation and control, and
 industrial test and measurement.  The company has moved beyond this heritage
 and expanded its market focus to include OCS solutions, such as IP telephony,
 telecommunications, voice processing and broadcasting/convergence.
     ICS Advent products, solutions and services are available through the
 company's worldwide distribution network of authorized integration partners
 and its direct sales channels.  Customers can also order products online at
 www.icsadvent.com or by calling an ICS Advent sales representative at
 (800) 523-2320.  The company has ISO-certified facilities in San Diego, Calif.
 and Chichester, UK.
 
     For further information please contact Cheri Leeny, cleeny@rogerscom.com,
 or Philip Little, plittle@rogerscom.com, both of Rogers Communications,
 310-412-8431, for ICS Advent; or Stephen Newbegin of ICS Advent, 858-677-0877,
 ext. 3091, snewbegin@icsadvent.com.
 
 SOURCE  ICS Advent