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Data Transit Announces Serial ATA II, Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) Compatibility, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), and IPv6 support; Release of SATA Traffic Generators for Host and Device Emulation

New products to be demonstrated at Intel Developers Forum today.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (September 9, 2002) -- Data transit announces several significant enhancements to it's product lines. These new products and enhancements provide the tools that storage and network development teams will need today and into the future.

Serial ATA(SATA)
Bus Doctor will be the first SATA analysis tool to support the new SATA II specification The next release of the Bus Doctor software, available to all current customers with current software maintenance agreement and all new customers, will be available this month. Data Transit is the first analyzer company to provide for this support. This software will be demonstrated at IDF.

The company will ship it's new SATA bus pod with spread spectrum clocking (SSC) capture capability later this week. This bus pod will permit users to trigger on and capture spread spectrum clocked bus transmissions. This new feature helps bring SATA analysis into the hands of system integrators. The new bus pod automatically synchronizes to both SSC or non-SSC data streams.

Serial Attached SCSI(SAS)
Data Transit will demonstrate it's new SAS bus pod at IDF today. This is the first commercially available analysis product for this new high-speed channel. The release of this new protocol has been highly anticipated. The protocol's final specification has not yet been released, however the Bus Doctor SAS pod is compatible the preliminary specification, and can be software-upgraded as the new standard is published. The company will begin shipping this new bus pod in October.

Gigabit Ethernet IPv6 Support
The next release of the Bus Doctor software, available to all current customers with current software maintenance agreement and all new customers, will add support for the IPv6 protocol. This support will include new decode and triggering capabilities. The Bus Doctor software for the Gigabit Ethernet pod supports iSCSI and many other networking protocols.

PacketMaker Product Releases
The company has released and shipped it's traffic generator and bus exerciser for the SATA bus. The PacketMaker is available in two varieties: Host or Device emulation. The company announced this product line's development previously this year. The products are now shipping with enhanced functionality. The PacketMaker can send Out-of-Band (OOB) signaling, any valid or invalid packet structures, valid or illegal field values and can wait for specific traffic return before sending responses.

 

About Data Transit
Founded in 1990, Data Transit designs, manufactures and sells the Bus Doctor™ line of protocol analyzers and the PacketMaker™ traffic generators. Data Transit has grown from a niche storage analysis product provider to be a major player in the test and measurement industry. The company's mission is to offer the best analysis tools for complex development environments such as network servers and storage area networks, SANs. Its Bus Doctor modular approach allows users to attach different bus pods to a single analyzer as needed. This unique methodology provides customers with a superior value proposition while giving them the advantage of using a single tool for multiple applications. The Bus Doctor is also differentiated from its competitors by its powerful triggering, large trace buffers and multiple-bus analysis capabilities with a single reference clock and cross triggering. Data Transit supports fifteen busses including Serial ATA, PCI Express, Serial Attached SCSI, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, iSCSI, PCI, ATA/ATAPI, SCSI, USB and others.

For further information on buses supported, pricing and delivery - contact Data Transit, 1721-A Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA 95125; 408-279-1555; FAX 408-279-8555; sales@finisar.com; www.datatransit.com.

 

PacketMaker and Bus Doctor are trademarks of Data Transit Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.


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