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Welcome to the March Edition of News Bytes

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As this financial year comes to an end we are looking forward to a period of growth, in terms of both sales and as a company. With new technology being introduced all the time, and our manufacturers winning awards for innovation and embedded solutions it's an exciting time to be in this industry!


Alberto González Bassett Joins the Team

Alberto González Bassett

We are very pleased to welcome Alberto González Bassett to the Sarsen team as our new Field Applications Engineer. He will be providing engineering and technical support to key accounts in the military, instrumentation, transportation and aerospace sectors.

Alberto started his engineering career with Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas, Madrid, working closely with manufacturers such as North Atlantic and Iotech. He holds a MEng in Industrial Engineering from ETSII Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) specialising in Automatic Engineering and Industrial Electronics.


Flight Qualified Intel® Core™ i7-Based Multiprocessor 3U OpenVPX COTS System

The XPand4208 from Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is a high-performance, expandable computing and networking platform for environmentally demanding, SWaP-restricted avionics and vetronics applications.

The XPand4208 includes two Intel Core i7-based 3U VPX modules, an XPm2120 VITA 62 3U VPX power supply, and two XPort6193 removable SSDs that allow for quick, toolless insertion and extraction. The system utilises an XChange3013 3U VPX Gigabit Ethernet switch mated with the XPedite5205 Cisco IOS-based router XMC to provide its backplane fabric and secure networking capabilities.

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ZNYX Ultra5™ ZX2000 Receives 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award


ZNYX Networks had cause to celebrate this month, following the announcement that the Ultra5™ ZX2000 platform has received a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), the world's leading business to business and integrated marketing media company.

The ZX2000's unique design provides 6 payload slots in a 5U ATCA chassis. The ZX2000 switching environments delivers the highest ratio of Ethernet Ingress capacity to backplane capacity in any ATCA chassis. The 10G platform provides 60G of Ethernet Ingress for a 60G backplane, and the 40G platform provides 160G of Ethernet Ingress for a 240G backplane.

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Technical Application: DAVE and Ispirata embedded world 2014 Demo

embedded world 2014 saw DAVE Embedded Systems and Ispirata join forces to provide visitors with a fully working demo, based on the DIDO ARM Cortex-A8 CPU module from DAVE.

Ispirata used their own OS, Hemera, as the base layer. The demo featured dual 1080p60 videos on PIP configuration, based on the Texas Instruments Da Vinci DM814X processor on the DIDO CPU module.

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