February 2003 . Volume 2 . Issue 1
Welcome to Sealevel Systems' monthly newsletter. The goal is to help our valued customers easily receive timely updates on the latest Sealevel developments. We appreciate your business and continue striving to be the best communications and I/O solutions provider in the market.

In This Issue:

Sealevel Systems Introduces 16-Port, PCI Serial I/O Adapter
Sealevel Systems, Inc. announces the introduction of the COMM+16.PCI, a 16-port, PCI bus serial I/O adapter that offers the highest serial port count available in a PCI format. The COMM+16.PCI provides 16 RS-232 ports, allowing connection to PLC's, bar code readers, scales and other data acquisition/control devices.

Designed using the XR16C850 UART, the COMM+16.PCI supports standard PC data rates and boasts a top speed of 460.8K bps. Each port provides a 128-byte FIFO, 16 times larger than boards designed with 16C550 parts, to allow error free operation even in high-speed applications. Connection to the board is made through two high-density 68-pin connectors that fan out to 16 individual DB25 male connectors. The COMM+16.PCI also features a Universal Bus as required by PCISIG specification 2.3, allowing compatibility with today’s new 3.3V computers as well as older 5V systems.

The COMM+16.PCI, product number 7161, is available immediately from stock. Price is $599 in low volume quantities, and like all Sealevel products, the COMM+16.PCI is backed by a lifetime warranty.

For online specifications go to http://www.sealevel.com/7161.htm

Sealevel Offers Highest Serial Port Count in Low Profile Format
Sealevel Systems, Inc. announces the introduction of the ULTRA COMM+8.LPCI, an eight-port, Low Profile PCI bus serial I/O adapter that offers the highest serial port count available in a Low Profile, Universal bus format.

The ULTRA COMM+8.LPCI provides eight RS-232 ports and includes a single cable that terminates to eight DB25M connectors. The Low Profile form factor is especially useful in applications where space is at a premium such as 1U Servers, Thin Clients, and Net Appliance applications. Also, many of today’s latest desktop computers are designed to minimize space requirements and will only accept Low Profile compatible cards.

The ULTRA COMM+8.LPCI, product number 7803, is available immediately from stock. Price is $399 in low volume quantities. For online specifications go to http://www.sealevel.com/7803.htm.

Sealevel to Exhibit at 2003 Embedded Systems Conference
Sealevel will introduce two new exciting product families (details in next month’s Newsletter) at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco on April 23rd - 25th. This is the largest Embedded Systems show and offers a number of useful training classes in addition to the show itself. Plan to attend and stop by our booth, #1543.

April 22-26, 2003- Technical Conference
April 23-25, 2003- Show Floor Open
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

Go to http://cmp.iconvention.com/sf/v33/index.cvn?id=10008&stab=2 for detailed conference information and registration information.

Sealevel Introduces Single Port Low Profile, Universal Bus PCI Synchronous/Asynchronous Board
Sealevel Systems, Inc. announces the ACB-232.LPCI, a new single port Low Profile PCI RS-232 Synchronous/Asynchronous serial interface.

The ACB-232.LPCI is a cost-effective way to implement a variety of synchronous communication protocols. To complement the board, Sealevel has introduced our latest version of SeaMAC synchronous software driver: SeaMAC V4. Synchronous communications methods include SDLC, HDLC, and BiSync. Another useful protocol supported by SeaMAC V4 is raw mode (also known as “bit shifter” mode).

The ACB-232.LPCI card is based on the Zilog™ 85230 ESCC. This synchronous controller is in widespread use today in a variety of applications including military and aviation simulations, missile guidance, and commercial digital communications.

The ACB-232.LPCI, product number 5103, is available immediately from stock and has a retail price of $299. OEM / Volume pricing is available.

For online specifications go to http://www.sealevel.com/5103.htm.

Sealevel Systems, Inc. is nearing completion of our new website. The new site uses state-of-the-art database-driven web technology and will feature:

  • Easy to use navigation
  • Online ordering
  • Java-enabled product selector guide
  • Better than ever technical support
  • Printer-friendly technical specification datasheets

Look for our “Go Live” announcement and promotional details very soon!

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