VMIC Announces New Single-Slot VMEbus IDE CD-RW/Hard Drive Module

10/15/2002 - VMIC introduces the VMIVME-7459, a versatile mass storage module for use with VMIC's line of VMEbus single-board computers (SBCs). The VMIVME-7459 is available in a variety of configurations including writable compact disc, read-only compact disc, and up to 40 Gbyte hard disk storage. The assembly will support one compact disc drive and one hard disk drive for connection to a single IDE interface.

The CD-RW drive option is compatible with Photo CD, CD-I, Video CD, Enhanced CD, CD PLUS, CD-ROM-XA, CD-DA, and CD-RW. Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Multisession, and Incremental Packet Writing formats are supported. The CD-ROM drive option supports multisession discs and is compatible with Photo CD, CD-I, Video CD, Enhanced CD, and CD PLUS. An IDE hard disk is optional. Jumpers are provided to configure either device as IDE master or slave. This permits the VMIVME-7459 flexibility in applications as it may be used as a CD-only module or a hard disk-only module in conjunction with other VMIC storage modules.

VMIVME-7459 Features:

VMIC, a GE Fanuc company, specializes in providing embedded computer products for open-architecture buses, including CompactPCI®, VME, PCI, PMC, and PC/104-Plus. VMIC's extensive product line includes Intel®-based single-board computers, data acquisition and control products, and high-speed communications/networking products. As a global supplier for more than 16 years, VMIC provides diversified solutions for the telecommunications, medical, industrial automation, test and measurement, defense/aerospace, semiconductor, and OEM embedded product markets.

About GE Fanuc Automation
GE Fanuc Automation North America, Inc., is a leading global supplier of automation solutions and is a joint venture between GE and FANUC, Ltd. of Japan. GE Fanuc products and services include CIMPLICITY® collaborative production management software, nano to high-end PLCs, a wide range of CNCs, motion control, operator interfaces, industrial computers, lasers, and a wide range of integration and customer support services. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., GE Fanuc is part of GE Industrial Systems.

About GE Industrial Systems
GE Industrial Systems spans the globe as an industry leader in integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. The business brings to customers the latest technological products used to distribute, protect and control electrical power and equipment, and provides innovative product and service solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and utility applications. Headquartered in Plainville, Connecticut, USA, GE Industrial Systems is one of the major businesses of the General Electric Company.

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