SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O Offers Windows™ NT Support for PCI- and CompactPCI-Based Data Acquisition Applications

<UL> <LI>Multi-Thread Protection Ensures Data Integrity <LI>Supports CompactPCI, Desktop PCI, Industrial PCI and ISA Architectures </UL>

SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O announces Windows NT support for PCI and CompactPCI-based data acquisition systems utilizing IndustryPack mezzanine modules and carrier boards. The software is designed for industrial data acquisition and control applications and interfaces with standard industrial I/O components. Compatible with a wide variety of IndustryPack I/O modules, the Windows NT software package defines a standard application programming interface for several functions of common industrial I/O, including analog, digital, counters and timers, temperature sensors and motion control devices. "Offering Windows NT software support is representative of our mission to be a leading provider of modular I/O for industrial systems," explains Chris Thompson, general manager of SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O. "The IndustryPack/NT driver bundle offers our customers three major benefits: a higher level of functionality and flexibility; reduced development time and support for a variety of system architectures." Price and Availability
The Windows NT drivers are available now for a wide variety of IndustryPack I/O modules and carrier boards. Software and hardware bundles are priced starting at $260. Features and Benefits
The drivers offer multi-thread protection that ensures data integrity and prevents concurrent access to a hardware device. The software provides a common application programming interface (API)across the same functions and allows transparent software changes when upgrading from one I/O module (such as a 12-bit A/D) to another I/O module (such as a 16-bit A/D). The Windows NT software driver package offers support for CompactPCI, desktop PCI, industrial PCI and ISA architectures through a modular design of dynamic link libraries (DLL) and device drivers. Device driver support for the VME bus will be available in Q3, 1998. The Windows NT DLL currently operates with over 25 Serial I/O, Analog I/O and Digital I/O modules. The drivers are also available for the ATC30, ATC40 and PCI-40 and the CompactPCI line of carrier boards from SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O. About SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O
SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O designs, manufactures and markets IP mezzanine I/O modules (under the IndustryPack© name) and IP carrier boards for PCI, CompactPCI, VME, ISA, STD32, PC/104 and standalone platforms. Over 125 IP modules are available for digital I/O, analog I/O, data communications, motion control, field bus, temperature measurement and graphics controller applications. SBS GreenSpring also designs and manufactures PC&8226;MIP modules and carrier boards for applications requiring higher bandwidth, higher density I/O solutions. SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSE), the parent company, is a leading manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components that perform a broad range of functions. SBS product lines include CPU boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, bus interconnection products, expansion units, real-time networks, telemetry boards, data acquisition software and industrial-grade computers. SBS embedded computer components are used in a variety of applications, such as communications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation, in the commercial and aerospace markets. For further information on SBS GreenSpring Modular I/O, contact 181 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Ph: (650) 327-1200; Fax- (650) 327-3808; E-mail:; web: