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18Mar/140

Axiomtek Expands Operating System Support with its Own Royalty Free Embedded Linux O/S

City of Industry, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2005

Axiomtek, a world renowned provider of industrial and embedded systems and components, today announced it is introducing its own embedded Linux operating system for the company’s x86 PC architecture platforms. The operating system built on the 2.4.25 Linux kernel is able to be easily embedded onto Axiomtek’s 5.25-inch petit, 3.5-inch capa, PC/104 and half-size single board product families providing customers with reduced build costs, development times and total cost of ownership in building their systems.

“The 2.4.25 kernel was selected due to its stability and robust onboard functions in support of device drivers and interfaces for XFree86 and X-Windows/QT graphic functions,” said Kit Chui, Axiomtek Product Director. “Axiomtek customers in vertical industries, such as industrial automation, HMI, Point of Sale, transaction terminals and more, require flexible and cost-effective Graphical User Interface embedded solutions for their systems. The ability to acquire a complete system interface solution (PC board and Linux operating system) from one vendor offers our customers greater confidence in system compatibility as well as service and support in times of need.”

Axiomtek is not new to offering embedded operating system support for its systems and components. The company currently offers support for Microsoft’s Windows CE, Windows CE.NET, Windows XP embedded; as well as Lineo Solution’s embedded Linux products. As part of the company’s available support, Axiomtek also provides specialized integration services. Branded as eSMART™, in as little as 30 days Axiomtek will perform, test and validate custom integration work on its PC board product platforms, including device drivers and IRQ settings; embedded Linux functions; customer proprietary device drivers and applications; bootloader and utilities as required. The key advantages for the customer is that they receive a PC board prototype ready for mass production, while they are able to focus on their own core competencies in software development and systems integration.

For customers desiring to do their own Linux integration work on Axiomtek’s PC board platforms, the company offers an FTP site for easy access and downloading of the operating system. Furthermore, the company provides a Software Development Kit for customizing features such as multi-language support (i18n, internationalization), keyboard layout time zone and more. Axiomtek will continuously maintain and upgrade its Linux operating system with a team of dedicated software professionals. Customers seeking more information should visit the Axiomtek website at http://www.axiomtek.com or call the corporate headquarters at (626) 581-3232.

The Axiomtek PC Board Product Platforms

• 5.25-inch Petit Boards – an ideal platform solution with scalability, flexible I/O connectors and low power consumption. Widely used in industrial applications, but can be used in a variety of other industries. Available in seven embedded or riser card standard configurations.

• 3.5-inch Capa Boards – full featured in a compact size, the product family offers low power consumption architecture with ruggedized fan-less reliability with Pentium level performance and flexible onboard features. Available in three embedded standard configurations.

• PC/104 Modules – modularly designed for ease of expansion through onboard multiple PCI sockets, the product line’s 215mm x 142mm form factor features pre-wired I/O connectors on two sides for less board re-layout efforts and easier adaptation to different applications. Available in 21 standard configurations for a multitude of applications.

• Half-size Single CPU and Backplane Boards – conforming to industrial standard form factors, the half-size SBCs provide standard ISA and PICMG compliant PCI edge interfaces with internal power input connectors for backplane-free availability, which are best suited for compact size applications. Available in 12 half-size CPU card and 4 backplane standard configurations.

About Axiomtek

Founded in Taiwan by a group of young and aggressive engineers in 1990, Axiomtek has been acknowledged as one of the major design and manufacturing companies for diverse and market niche solutions in a wide array of industrial and embedded applications. Since the company’s establishment, it has successfully gained worldwide recognition for its innovative designs, product quality and exceptional customer service. Today, Axiomtek offers a wide range of products including Industrial Computer Chasses and Workstations, Super Slim Panel PCs and HMI Solutions, Data Acquisition Systems, Single Board Computers from 386 to Pentium II/III, PC/104 Modules, Embedded Computers in every conceivable form factor, CompactPCI systems and more. Axiomtek employs an international distribution network with tracking and inventory control located in Taiwan, USA, China and Germany to ensure rapid delivery of customer orders. The company can be found on the Web at http://www.axiomtek.com.

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18Mar/140

AValonRF Announces the Availability of Module A, a Micro MPEG4 Encoder Module based on Wischip GO7007SB Encoder

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 11, 2005

AValonRF, Inc., announces the immediate availability of it’s Micro MPEG4 Encoder module, Small and low weight (60mm x 33mm, 14gram), at AFCEA West Expo 2005 - February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, CA, USA, Booth 1451

The Micro MPEG4 Encoder Module is an advanced MJPEG/MPEG1 /MPEG2/MPEG4 video compression module. It includes a video & audio Codec, a video & audio pre-processor DSP with a real time clock and OSD, a video compression ASIC and a transport stream post compression DSP.

The MPEG4 Encoder chip used is the GO7007SB of WISchip International Ltd. , which is a multi-format video encoder chip. The CCIR601/656 video is compressed into MPEG-1/2/4, MJPEG, H.263, or GoStream™ formats. The WISchip GO7007SB of provides perfect A/V synchronization; improved error resiliency for irregular H-sync and V-sync video sources, and employs a motion-adaptive de-interlacing scheme to ensure optimal video quality. Designed for multimedia PC, DVR/PVR, STB, video conferencing, surveillance, and MPEG-4 enabled DSC/DVC applications; the WISchip G07007SB takes image quality to a new level, while delivering D1/VGA streaming video at 30 fps.

Typical Applications for the module:

· Wireless video links

· Wireless UAV/UGV/USV links

· Wireless IP cameras (with TR430-3G/Module C)

· Digital Video Recorders

· In-Car Video Systems

Module A – MPEG4 Encoder Features are:

· NTSC/PAL video input with a maximum resolution of 720x480 at 30 frames/sec.

· Electret microphone input

· Video pre-compression processing

– Eliminate thermal camera noise

– Reduce camera/image jitter

– Electronic zoom

– Add time stamp + on-screen display

– Detect a no-change in image

· Video compression (user adjustable)

– Variable output data rate

– Variable frame rate

– Variable latency

· Camera PTZ controller output

· Small and low weight (60mm x 33mm, 14gram)

· Low cost

Module A Optional features:

· Real Time Clock with battery backup

· PTZ control

· Audio Electret microphone amplifier and 1.2W power amplifier

Our products for the Security and Military markets are:

Systems -

· V38R - Rugged daylight readable PDA with biometrics, 2D bar code scanner, camera, RFID, 200kbit/sec long range encrypted wireless link, GPS and two way audio. Runs Windows CE®.

· LC618 Wireless Lapel Camera and microphone

· HMPC-1.6 Miniature Wearable Computer with integrated wireless links and GPS. Runs Windows XP® Embedded

· Micro miniature UAV/UGV/USV wireless video, telemetry & control links

· TA4, TA8, TA12, TA16 Tracking Antenna system with no moving parts

Micro Miniature Modules:

· TR430-2G – 200Kbaud (optional 325Kbaud) long range, AES encrypted, 1W digital UHF transceiver with GPS and two way G.729 audio

· TR430-3G – 1.53Mbaud long range, AES encrypted, 1W digital UHF transceiver with GPS and two way G.729 audio

· Module A - MPEG 4 Encoder (Compression)

· Module D - MPEG 4 Decoder (Decompression)

· Module C - TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA

· Module F – Wearable Computer Module - CPU, DRAM, AGP Display controller, 4.5GB HDD & WIFI/ZEGBEE/GSM/GPRS.

About AValon RF Inc.

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at http://www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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18Mar/140

AValonRF Presents it’s “No Moving Part” Tracking Antenna Receivers at AFCEA West 2005

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2005

The TA04, TA08 and TA16 are a family of passive tracking antenna systems designed for video links to/from moving platforms that are tuned to any frequency band in the spectrum from 300MHz to 2.5GHz. Higher frequencies are available using external up/down converters. Tuning is via a RS232 port or via a remote control.

The TA system selects the antenna that has the best reception automatically and provides direction indication.

They include an array of 4,8 or16 (CP or LP) high gain antennas, cables, one, two or four DX04 series receivers and a DX002 or DX004 baseband diversity selector

Advantages of the Tracking Antennas:

· Extends the range of UAV/UGV/USV links 6:1 to 128:1 with (versus OMNI directional antennas) no moving parts and without increasing transmitter power.

· Works on vehicles and small boats in motion. No need to stop.

· Eliminates the need for direction finding.

· Small and low weight

. Tuning range - 460MHz-2.5GHz, C Band, KU Band

Our products for the Security and Military markets are:

Systems -

· V38R - Rugged daylight readable PDA with biometrics, 2D bar code scanner, camera, RFID, 200kbit/sec long range encrypted wireless link, GPS and two way audio. Runs Windows CE®.

· LC618 Wireless Lapel Camera and microphone

· HMPC-1.6 Miniature Wearable Computer with integrated wireless links and GPS. Runs Windows XP® Embedded

· Micro miniature UAV/UGV/USV wireless video, telemetry & control links

· TA4, TA8, TA12, TA16 Tracking Antenna system with no moving parts

Micro Miniature Modules:

· TR430-2G – 200Kbaud (optional 325Kbaud) long range, AES encrypted, 1W digital UHF transceiver with GPS and two way G.729 audio

· TR430-3G – 1.53Mbaud long range, AES encrypted, 1W digital UHF transceiver with GPS and two way G.729 audio

· Module A - MPEG 4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB of WISchip International Inc

· Module D - MPEG 4 Decoder (Decompression)

· Module C - TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA

· Module F – Wearable computer module - CPU, DRAM, AGP Display controller, 4.5GB HDD & WIFI/ZEGBEE/GSM/GPRS.

About AValon RF Inc.:

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at http://www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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17Mar/140

AValonRF Presents its Wireless Digital Links for Unmanned Air Vehicles – UAV, Micro UAV, UGV, USV and Robotics at AFCEA West 2005

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2005

AValonRF presents its wireless, long range, Digital Links for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) and Robotics at AFCEA WEST 2005.

The digital links are based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.

Approximate size and weight of each module: 60mm x 33mm x 9mm , 14 grams.

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:

· RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers

TR423-1    76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver

TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3B - 1.2Mbaud/4W VHF/UHF SDR (Software Defined Radio) transceiver

TR430-4B - 40Mbaud/4W VHF/UHF SDR (Software Defined Radio) transceiver

·Interfaces

Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC

Module AH - HDTV (2000x1600) to MJPEG2000, very low latency CODEC

Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board

Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface

Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder (software dependent)

MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.

Module E- - Various interfaces: MIL-STD-1553, Arinc 429, CAN and

OBDII, extender cards, mother boards (2,3,4,5 and 10 slots)

Module F - CPU, running Windows XP at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP - display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers

· Modules : General & Mechanical

Power - 5V-10V unregulated

Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm

Weight - approximately 14 grams

The digital links are divided into a payload systems and various ground systems;

· Payload systems

Includes a command & control receiver, GPS, MPEG4 video and a telemetry transmitter (Module A + TR430-3G or TR430-2G)

Size: 60mm x 33 mm x 20mm.

Approximate weight of the payload system: 28 grams

· Ground Systems (various options)

V38R Rugged PDA with TR430-2G, running Windows CE.

Includes a daylight readable 3.5” display, biometrics, bar code reader, camera/flash with a 2GB SD card storage, microphone and speaker, USB, RS232, IRDT, 802.11g, Bluetooth & TR430-2G/GPS. Replaceable battery lasts for 8 hours.

Low cost handheld device for short range UAV, UGV and USVs

HMPC-1.6 Wireless helmet mounted wearable computer, running Windows XP Embedded (or Linux) (includes Module F, Module D and TR430-3G x 2 (for diversity). Optional Module C for TCP/IP + USB + on board DVR)

Hands free, light weight (under 1Lbs) ground station operating with Rockwell/Collins KEO HMD display. Allows operations of a UAV while in motion.

TA-8D, TA12D, or TA-16D tracking antenna system. A combination of 8, 12 or 16 RF transceiver modules (see below), RF power amplifiers and diversity electronics.

Allows very long range communications with a UAV,UGV or USV from an airplane, vehicle or boat in fast motion and undetectable, unhackable and unjamable data/video/audio links among moving planes/vehicle/boats.

Any other customer desired topology or configuration

About AValon RF Inc.:

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at http://www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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17Mar/140

AValonRF Presents its Rugged PDA with Wireless Link at AFCEA West 2005

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2005

AValonRF presents Rugged PDA with Wireless Link at AFCEA WEST 2005, San Diego, California, February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, California, Booth 1451.

The V38R Rugged PDA with the TR430-2G integrated Wireless link is running Windows CE.

Includes a daylight readable 3.5” display, biometrics, bar code reader, camera/flash with a 2GB SD card storage, microphone and speaker, USB, RS232, IRDT, 802.11g, Bluetooth and GPS. Has a Replaceable battery that lasts for 8 hours.

This Ruggedized PDA unit can be used as a low cost handheld device for short range UAV, UGV, USV and for various other Military, Industrial and Security applications.

Other applications - Public Safety PDA with biometrics, DUI, Speeding and parking ticket generation capability; Patrol Vehicle Component;

AvalonRF will also present its micro transceiver modules, compression and decompression micro modules, Network interface micro modules, and wearable computer micro modules.

The digital links are based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:

RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers

TR423-1 76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver

TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS (This module in integrated in the PDA)

TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

Interfaces


Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC

Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board

Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface

Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder (software dependent)

MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.

Module F - CPU, running Windows XP at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP - display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers

Modules: General & Mechanical

Power - 5V-10V unregulated

Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm

Weight - approximately 14 grams

About AValon RF Inc.

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at http://www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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17Mar/140

AValonRF Presents its Miniature Digital Wireless Long Range Links Based on a Unique Modular Concept Where Each Link is Composed from a Combination of Micro Modules

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2005

AValonRF presents its Miniature Digital wireless long range links for based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.

Typical applications are UAV, UGV, USV, Robotics, Industrial control, Video Signage, Telemetry, Broadcast and Security.

Approximate size and weight of each module: 60mm x 33mm x 9mm, 14 grams

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:

· RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers

TR423-1    76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver

TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

· Interfaces

Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based     on the WISchip GO7007SB MPEG Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC

Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board

Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface

Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder software dependent)

MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.

Module F - CPU, running Windows XP at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers

· Modules: General & Mechanical

Power - 5V-10V unregulated

Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm

Weight - approximately 14 grams

About AValon RF Inc.:

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at http://www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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17Mar/140

AValonRF Presents its Wearable Computer Solutions and Wireless Wearable Computers at AFCEA West 2005

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2005

AValonRF presents its Wearable Computer solutions and integrated digital wireless links at AFCEA WEST 2005, San Diego, California, February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, California, Booth 1451.

The main module of the Wearable computer is Module F, also available as an OEM module.

·Module F – main features:

– Transmetta® TM8800 CPU at 1.6GHz with dynamic power control

– 768Mbytes of DDR DRAM

– AGP display controller with 1280x1024

– Toshiba 0.85” Four GB HDD

– 802.11g and Bluetooth modules

– Windows XP Embedded / Optional Linux

The RF Module inside the Wireless Wearable Computer is module TR430-3G - its main features:-

– TR430-3G 1.53Mbaud Transceiver – main features

– 2GFSK modulation

– Tuning: 460MHz to 960MHz

Optional: 138MHz-460MHz, L, S or C Band

– Bandwidth of 1MHz

– Automatic Channel Negotiations & Power Control

– RF power 1W

– Forward Error Correction (FEC)

– AES Encryption

– Optional GPS

Approximate size and weight of each module: 60mm x 33mm x 9mm, 14 grams.

Also on display at the show - HMPC-1.6 Wireless helmet mounted wearable computer, running Windows XP Embedded (or Linux), Includes Module F, Module D and TR430-3G x 2 (for diversity). Optional Module C for TCP/IP + USB + on board DVR; Hands free, light weight (under 1Lbs) ground station operating with Rockwell/Collins KEO HMD display. Allows operations of a UAV while in motion.

AvalonRF will also present its micro transceiver modules, compression and decompression micro modules, Network interface micro modules, and wearable computer micro modules.

The digital links are based on a unique modular concept where each link is composed from a combination of micro modules, connected together via a 100Mbaud full duplex daisy chained serial bus.

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:

· RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers

TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR423-1    76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver

TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

·Interfaces

Module F - CPU, running Windows XP at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP - display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers

Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC

Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board

Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface

Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder (software dependent)

MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.

· Modules: General & Mechanical

Power - 5V-10V unregulated

Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm

Weight - approximately 14 grams

About AValon RF Inc.:

AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. Our intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.

AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at http://www.avalonrf.com.

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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17Mar/140

Daffodil Software Open Sources One$DB, Edition of Daffodil DB at SourceForge.net

Gurgaon, India (PRWEB) January 20, 2005

Daffodil Software, a leading database technology company, today announced the Open Source release of One$ DB at SourceForge.net (http://sourceforge.net/projects/daffodildb) The move to Open Source One$ DB, is driven by the fact that Open Source products are more acceptable and flexible, as they can be understood better in terms of strengths and limitations and can be customized to suit specific requirements without any fear of vendor locking. We also feel that Open Source products become more mature due to the continuous involvement of a diverse community.

One$ DB (http://www.daffodildb.com/one-dollar-db.html), which was initially launched as a free database, is an effort to drive open source innovation around Java-based applications, which will in turn create new business opportunities in various areas such as embedded database applications, Java applications and web-based applications.

One$ DB is a version of Daffodil DB, a J2EE-certified, JDBC 3.0 and SQL-99 compliant Java database. It is available in both Network and Embedded editions and has been designed to handle complex computing environments that demand a robust, scalable and feature-rich RDBMS that can operate across platforms. Against convention, One$ DB does not put any restriction with regards to number of connections, CPU usage and total data storage.

One$ DB, being an offshoot of Daffodil DB, enjoys a high level of maturity and stability, two aspects that new open source products lack. Daffodil DB (with over 10,000 installations) has come of age and is ready for enterprise and mission-critical applications. Recently, Daffodil DB achieved compatibility with Compiere, a leading Open Source ERP+CRM package, which is highly demanding in terms of database requirements. This fact highlights for the first time, the ability of a Java database to compete with the best that the enterprise database market has to offer.

One$ DB's commitment to industry standards, coupled with the availability of unique features like PSM support, ready-to-use Network edition, MVCC, Advanced Security features and an integrated Import/Export tool is a big distinction from other players in the open arena. Apart from these enterprise-level features, community developers will have the added benefit of a Software Design Document, by which they can better understand the design and architecture of One$ DB. By ‘opening’ such a feature-rich database, Daffodil hopes to work closely with the Java and database community in strengthening the product further. Unlike other players in the Open Source database market, One$ DB is a zero cost software made available under an LGPL license, wherein the commercial deployment is also free. Apart from the free support through forums and live chat, Daffodil also offers optional & affordable commercial support for the product under its One$ Support program.

Expressing his viewpoint regarding the entry of big players and the subsequent competition in the Java database market, Yogesh Agarwal (CEO, Daffodil Software) commented: “With One$ DB going Open Source, we hope to add fuel to the already hot Java database market. One$ DB offers the community an embeddable database with an impressive set of capabilities and functions. Our attempt is to associate two growing movements; Java and Open Source, to the benefit of both the communities." Looking for a long-standing association with the community, he added, “Our mission is to look beyond opening the code; to work with the community in developing One$ DB as the most outstanding open source database.”

"Open Sourcing of One$ DB is yet another example of companies starting to appreciate the Open Source movement. By offering such a mature and feature-rich database, Daffodil has set an example for others to emulate. One$ DB's non-restrictive commercial license will attract SMBs and ISVs, as they can develop applications without additional start-up costs", said Mr. Ou Weiguo, CEO – Huidu Technology Co. Ltd. (China)

About Daffodil Software

Daffodil Software entered the open source arena with the successful open sourcing of its database replication tool Daffodil Replicator. Efforts are on to make One$ DB / Daffodil DB compatible with other major open source products, Compiere being the beginning.

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17Mar/140

IPCNET Presents Online Database of Products Specifically for the IPC Industry

(PRWEB) January 20, 2005

IPCNET’s product catalog, officially launched last December, has quickly gained hundreds of industrial PC professionals who are attracted by


Great variety of products. The catalog is the most up-to-date reference of 4500 IPC products.

Detailed information for each product which include technical specification, documents and drivers, marketing information and high resolution images.

Powerful search engine to simplify users’ search of products in the catalog. Technical specialists and purchasing agents can search products by name, manufacturer, and category or by combination of technical characteristics using a unique quick advanced search.

Instant product comparison that allows to compare products interactively by technical parameters within one product category, change the viewing option, hide identical parameters and highlight the varying ones.

Possibility to add desired products to create a new ‘Project’ and to request for quotation from multiple suppliers on products or newly built projects from one central point.

IPCNET’s product catalog is designed for Manufacturers to provide Distributors, System Integrators and Resellers with the detailed information on the maximum number of products, technical information, aspects of usage and compatibility of components to support their purchasing decisions. IPCNET’s catalog can be found at: http://www.ipcnet.com/info/catalog.html

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16Mar/140

AValon RF and Blackfin Provide “Land Warriors” with Essential Survival Tools – Wearable Computers with Integrated Wireless Links

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2005

AValonRF presents its Wearable Computer solutions and Wearable computers with integrated digital wireless links at AFCEA WEST 2005, San Diego, California, February 1-3, 2005, San Diego, California, Booth 1451.

Leapfrog advances in communications, sensors, and materials technologies have transformed the equipment inventory carried by today’s soldier beyond the realm of the well-oiled weapon. Included are far-flung items like video cameras, microphones, and global positioning systems (GPS) - tools that let leaders and soldiers exchange video, audio and data. The Future Combat System (FCS) contents of the new-age kitbag provide soldiers with accurate target location capabilities, enabling operation in harsh weather or close to zero light conditions, and even allowing shots to be taken around corners without exposure to enemy fire. Above all else, today’s tools of the battlefield are aimed at helping soldiers survive.

In the urban combat theater, “land warriors,” like police, fire fighters, medics and security guards, can also benefit from these lightweight, wireless video/audio tools. While the uses may differ, wireless systems like these must be compact, energy efficient, easy to produce, and affordable, if they are to become successfully applied in military and commercial/industrial contexts.

AValon RF, located in El Cajon, CA, develops and manufacturers such wireless products. The company’s original products were based on true diversity wireless technology that allows fast video, audio, data, and telemetry communications over dial-up phone lines and wireless media (“in air,” or under water).

A pioneer and innovator dedicated to the delivery of state-of-the-art wireless products at affordable prices, AValon RF set out to develop its next-generation of products based on the latest space-time wireless technology. For this, AValon RF turned to Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) for its Blackfin® processor. Blackfin embodies a new breed of embedded processor that combines high performance and low power. Blackfin was designed specifically to meet the computational demands and power constraints of today's embedded audio, video, and communications applications.

A Stronger Signal

AValon RF products target high mobility applications for military, government, private industry, and consumers. The company’s products can be used for unmanned air, ground and sea vehicles, mine sweeping, long-range video links for border patrol, covert surveillance, maintenance of nuclear power plants, electronic newsgathering, wireless TV viewing, and many other applications. To accommodate these applications, AValon RF products carry one-way video, alarm, and telemetry, two-way audio and data, and cover frequencies from 56 MHz to 2.5 GHz.

Developers of high mobility products must take care to manage signal fading, which can result when multiple signals from different paths cancel each other out at the receiver antenna, or when large objects obstruct the line of sight between the antenna/transmitter. It can also happen as a result of humidity, fog, or rain, or from an overcrowded spectrum. Signal fading is often managed by capturing the strongest signal from an array of multiple antennas (a technique called antenna diversity). There are numerous types of diversity technologies and numerous types of diversity receivers.

The most commonly used method for mobile applications is space diversity, which ensures that at least one antenna at any given time will not be subject to distortion. With multiple antennas placed at a site, one can control the proximity of the transmitter antenna to one of the receiving antennas. Signal fading is further complicated in a mobile environment in that the “nulls” are not fixed in space, but vary in time; the user is moving and so is the environment. “Developing wireless products that deliver reliable audio/video is tough,” said Eli Weinstein, President of AValon RF. “The likelihood of unwanted interference is high when you’re transferring audio/video back and forth between two moving objects.”

One of the newest and best solutions to signal-fading issues in mobile environments is space-time diversity, whereby signal processing is performed on a receiver that comprises several antennas, exploiting both the spatial (space) and temporal (time) dimensions of a radio channel. AValon RF planned to update its entire product line¾transmitters, lapel cameras, diversity receivers, boom cameras, and wireless digital microphones¾to cutting-edge space-time diversity technology.

High Performance, Low Power, Low Cost

AValon RF’s space-time diversity receiver is essentially a software-defined radio (SDR), which requires a processor to handle SDR functions and space-time diversity processing for the receiver. Said Weinstein, “We needed a high-performance processor that could handle the complex mathematical algorithms this application requires. It had to be low power so that we can use smaller batteries for lighter, more comfortable products our customers can wear. And it had to be cost-effective so that we can manufacture products our customers can afford to buy in volume.”

“Blackfin was the best choice for us. It is the smallest chip on the market. It doesn’t waste battery power,” he continued. “It’s very powerful. And it’s affordable.”

Blackfin processors combine a 32-bit RISC-like instruction set and dual 16-bit multiply-accumulate signal-processing functionality with the ease-of-use attributes found in general-purpose microcontrollers. For power savings, Blackfin processors are based on a gated clock core design that selectively powers down functional units on an instruction-by-instruction basis. Blackfin supports multiple power-down modes for periods where little or no CPU activity is required. Blackfin also features a dynamic power-management scheme whereby the operating frequency and voltage can be tailored to meet the performance requirements of the algorithm currently being executed. As such, Blackfin processors are particularly well suited for portable applications requiring extended battery life.

Weinstein says another benefit of working with ADI is that he was able to purchase a whole suite of products from the company in addition to the Blackfin processors. “ADI is one of the very few companies where you can get everything you need to build a radio under one roof.”

Thanks to Blackfin, AValon RF’s space-time diversity receivers offer the best possible signal-to-noise ratio, using signals from all antennas to create an output. That translates to a 6dB gain in a four-antenna system. The receivers clean up most, if not all, multi-path distortion and compensate for receiver/transmitter motion by measuring the Doppler shift and spread, and by shifting the spectrum. AValon RF’s space-time receivers convert line-of-sight systems into non-line-of-sight systems by tuning in to the multi-path signals in the absence of a direct signal. And they eliminate jamming signals from unwanted directions. This adds up to high-mobility solutions that deliver audio/video data without fail, which, on the battlefield, can mean the difference between life and death.

Software-Defined Radio

A conventional digital radio system comprises three main sections: a radio frequency (RF) front-end section, an intermediate frequency (IF) section, and a baseband section. The RF section, also called the RF front-end, comprises analog hardware modules, while the IF and baseband blocks comprise digital hardware modules.

The RF front-end transmits/receives the RF signal from an antenna, converts the signal to an IF signal, and performs RF amplification as well as analog down and analog up conversions. The IF block comprises A-D and D-A conversion blocks for analog-to-digital conversions and vice versa, and digital-down conversion (DDC) and digital-up conversion (DUC) blocks to perform signal modulation (signal generation) on the transmit path and demodulation (also called digital tuning) on the receive path. The baseband section performs numerous operations such as connection setup, equalization, hopping, and timing, and implements the link layer protocol.

Software-defined radio (SDR) technology comprises software modules that implement IF and baseband radio functions and various waveform requirements over a broad frequency range. Used for military, commercial, and civilian radio applications, SDR technology enables a system to implement differing link-layer protocols and modulation / demodulation techniques.

This kind of flexibility helps manufacturers deal with multiple standards as well as issues surrounding the deployment of new services and features. SDR dramatically reduces the hardware costs that would otherwise be necessary to accommodate multiple standards and upgrades.

AValon RF digital module lineup includes:

·RF UHF Encrypted Transceivers

TR430-3G - 1.53Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR423-1 - 76Kbaud/0.25W UHF transceiver

TR430-2G - 200Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-2+G - 325Kbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

TR430-3+G - 3.06Mbaud/1W UHF transceiver with GPS

·Interfaces

Module F - CPU, running Windows XP at 1.5GHz, 512MB DRAM, AGP - display controller with resolution of 800x600 to 1280x1024, 4GB HDD, 802.11g, 802.15 and GSM/GPRS for Wearable Computers

Module A - NTSC/PAL to MJPEG/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 Encoder based on the WISchip GO7007SB Encoder and Includes a smart video pre-processor DSP, RTC and VITC

Module B - Same as Module A with camera on board

Module C - Power PC with TCP/IP + USB 2.0 + IDE/ATA interface

Module D - MPEG4 to NTSC/PAL decoder (software dependent)

MPEG4 low latency CODEC or MPEG4 video conferencing controller.

·Modules: General & Mechanical

Power - 5V-10V unregulated

Size - 60mm x 33mm x 9mm

Weight - approximately 14 grams

For more information about AValon RF products, visit http://www.avalonrf.com.

For more information about Analog Devices Blackfin processors, visit http://www.analog.com/processors    

AValonRF Contact:

Tommy Orpaz

Vice President, Business Development

AValonRF, Inc

San Diego, CA

(619) 401-1969

tommy@avalonrf.com

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