PCMCIA Interface Card permits mobile network configuration.

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CANcard 2 PCMCIA interface card allows user with notebook computer and PCMCIA expansion slot to access CANbus and DeviceNet networks. With plug and play performance, product allows users to change communication interfaces, without any interruption, by pressing one key. Card offers dual 9-pin connection ports and can transfer data at rates to 1 Mbit/sec. Platform is suited for analytic tool applications and compatible with universal CANbus APIs.

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Softing Launches New CANbus PC (PCMCIA) Interface Card

Newburyport, MA - The new Softing CANcard 2 PCMCIA interface card allows a user total mobility in accessing CANbus and DeviceNet networks while using a notebook computer with a PCMCIA expansion slot. With powerful 'plug and play' performance, the CANcard 2 allows users to change complete communication interfaces without any interruption by simply pressing a key.

The CANcard 2 offers dual 9 pin connection ports (2 independent channels) and can transfer data at a rate up to 1Mbit/s. Requirements for the CANcard 2 includes a PC
(notebook or desktop) with a type II PC card slot, Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0 or Windows CE. Fully compatible with Softing's universal CANbus API's, the CANcard 2 reduces retrofitting time and eliminates repeated interface configuration allowing further flexibility.

From startup engineers to service technicians, the CANcard 2 is the perfect platform for mobile network configuration and analytic tool applications. For more information on the CANcard 2, write to: kenneth.hoover@softing.com .

Softing North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Softing AG, Germany, is a leading provider of communication solutions for factory automation and process control. Softing products include interface cards, gateways, software administrators, configuration tools and custom-designed solutions for OEM applications. Every Softing product conforms to the latest international standards for Industrial Automation and Communications.

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