The System Analyst for Vail Resorts was faced with the task of purchasing 400 serial controller cards. While exploring what options existed, his top priorities included reliability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. After further research, Vail Resorts decided on Comtrol’s RocketPort EXPRESS Octacable. As a result of the Octacable, customers are now able to purchase their lift tickets, retail items, and private lessons all from one point of sale (POS). This POS system offers Vail a cost-effective solution that provides high quality processing speed.
In addition to its cost effectiveness and reliability, the RocketPort EXPRESS Octacable sustains speeds of up to 921 Kbps, making it more powerful than any other serial controller cards on the market today. It also supports RS-232/422/485 serial connections and operates in temperatures ranging from 0° to 60°C.
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Comtrol’s RocketPort products, such as the RocketPort multiport serial card, make high-performance device connectivity reliable, cost-effective, and easy. We offer a wide variety of port densities, interfaces, surge protection, and rack mount options to fit an array networking needs.
RocketPort EXPRESS is Comtrol’s next generation multi-port serial adapters, upgraded from previous PCI BUS technology. Available in 4-port, 8-port, 16-port, and 32-port densities, with quadcable and octacable fanout cables, these advanced PCIe cards can now be connected via PCIe BUS with increased speed. The EXPRESS design takes advantage of the increased performance of Comtrol’s exclusive Unity ASIC chip.
Every RocketPort serial card features the high-performance RocketPort processor chip, consisting of a dedicated 44MHz core that minimizes host CPU utilization and optimizes data transmission via larger transmit and- receive buffers than those of 16550 UART chips, commonly used in standard PC serial ports and low-end serial cards.
– Nick Thompson
It’s been six months since our first Linux post here at Comtrol, and I thought I’d give an update as to what’s been going on with Linux support here at Comtrol.
Our support for the kernel, and not specific distributions, continues. We believe this allows us to offer the best and most wide-ranging Linux support possible. We have been able to support many customers with very niche distributions, and even a few who built their own distributions using LFS (Linux From Scratch) using this approach. We have been able to support incredibly non standard distributions for companies and other organizations that we would not have been able to with a distribution specific approach. We will continue to operate this way, supporting as wide of a range of Linux as possible.