FreeForm/104 Daughter Board
||Mate to FreeForm/104
||Provides two channels of synchronous/asynchronous RS-232/422/485
||Customizable FPGA implementations
The Lottery Industry: Game
for a Change
This company knew they wanted a Connect Tech product. They were willing to
purchase our standard hardware and tie up their own resources to alter the product in-house. Instead, Connect Tech
customized the board to their specifications,
at no extra cost.
They received the exact product they needed, in the timeframe required, at the
One of the largest players in the lottery industry, our customer recently sourced parts for an
exciting lottery terminal pilot project. It involved the design of a touch screen scratch-and-win game.
These terminals would then daisy chain to an I/O adapter; and Connect Tech's Blue Heat/PCI
was the board of choice. They had purchased Connect Tech’s off-the-shelf Blue Heat in the past, and
were pleased with the
product and the superior level of technical support.
The pilot application operates in a Linux environment, an operating system fully supported
at Connect Tech. The card must also possess RS-485 multi-drop, another feature of
the Blue Heat/PCI 485.
Based on positive past experience, they are
interested in Connect Tech’s Blue Heat boards. Our Blue Heat-2/PCI is a great fit. It
offers surge protection, and RS-422/485 interface with support for all three 485 modes,
and communication speeds over 900 Kpbs.
But there’s a hitch: networking
multiple video terminals requires a tri-state boot. The Blue Heat is designed to boot in
more popular full duplex mode.
Connect Tech’s hardware engineers reprogram the hardware logic while the software team
tweaks the standard Linux driver so both meet the precise requirements of the customer.
The board boots in the tri-state mode so as not to interrupt communications already
occurring on the network. The customer now connects 32 lottery terminal devices on each
leg of the network without interference.
A perfect fit solution.
Call 519-836-1291 (or 1-800-426-8979 within North America), or contact
Sales to put your custom solution in motion.