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Comtrol’s RocketPort EXPRESS Working in Audio and Video Live Feeds

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Comtrol’s RocketPort EXPRESS PCIe multi-port serial cards are the next generation of multi-port serial adapters, upgraded from previous PCI BUS technology.

RocketPort EXPRESS

At sporting and entertainment events instant audio and video updates are necessary. We need to know the score of the basketball game or how many personal fouls our favorite player had. Comtrol’s RocketPort EXPRESS multi-port serial cards help a leading scoreboard control company make that process easier.

They rely on our 4-port and 8-port RocketPort EXPRESS Cards to add additional serial ports to their servers. The RocketPort cards have the ability to be configured via the software drivers. This allows half of the ports on the cards to be set at RS-232 communications and the other half set at RS-422 communications. These settings allow for multiple uses within their product lines.

Sporting arenas are full of RS-232 communication needs that are used for connecting scoring controllers; these controllers that are typically built for static or amber light boards that are connected via a serial RS-232. Our customer receives a protocol from the manufacturers and implements the configuration into their software. Using the protocol they can read the data live from the signal and process it through the CG portion of their software thereby allowing the end-user to put any real-time scoring data on any LED/LCD screen of their choosing.

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To learn more about RocketPort EXPRESS, please contact sales@comtrol.com

POS System Integration for Vail Resort

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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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Spotlight on Comtrol’s RocketPort Products

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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 Products

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.

 

SERIES: Linux Support at Comtrol – Part IV

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UPDATE: Linux Support at Comtrol – Part II: Six Months Later

Linux Support

– 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.

Kernel (not Distribution) Specific Support Continues:

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.

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