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Get Up to 2 GB Removable Storage in New SNAP PAC Controllers

Case Study: Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Controls Fuel Costs

Automation Exhibition in Budapest

SNAP PAC System Class in Massachusetts

Get Up to 2 GB of Removable Storage in New SNAP PAC Controllers

SNAP-PAC-R1 with microSD slot

If you've bought a SNAP PAC programmable automation controller very recently, you may have noticed a tiny slot on the top of the can that wasn't there before.

Our most recent rack-mounted and standalone PACs now have a microSD card slot that holds microSD cards up to 2 gigabytes.

The PACs already had a file system and the ability to FTP data and files to and from it. Now the file system is hugely expanded with removable storage.

PAC part numbers and prices remain the same as before—you just get more storage capacity for your money. Cards are purchased separately as you need them.

microSD card

Here's what you can do with the microSD card:

  • Store data and files, and read or write to them using PAC Control commands or an FTP client.
  • Update firmware on the controller or on a serial communication module on the controller's rack. This is great for non-networked controllers or if PAC Manager isn't available.
  • Test new firmware: Put the new firmware on the microSD card and boot from it.
  • Update, run, or test new PAC Control strategies. Very helpful if the controller isn't networked, PAC Control isn't available, or you need to test a new strategy without erasing the current one.

IMPORTANT: Requires firmware 8.4. Read complete details on using the card in the Maintenance chapter of the user's guide for your PAC:

Questions? Call us: 800-321-6786 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 951-695-3000.

Case Study: Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Controls Fuel Costs

MBTA trolley

What's the most significant expenditure of a transportation company? You're right—typically, it's fuel.

Our latest case study shows how the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), which provides transportation for nearly one million passengers every day, logs and controls fuel consumption and costs.

Integrated Command Systems (ICS) and OptoPartner Martindale Associates worked together to implement the PC-based system and Opto 22 I/O that do the job for the MBTA.

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Automation Exhibition in Budapest

Magyar Regula

Join us at Hungary's major Automation Exhibition, Magyar Regula 2009. The exhibition will take place March 24-27 at the SYMA (previously SAP) Exhibition Centre in Budapest.

Magyar Regula

Come visit booth B/402, where our Hungarian distribution partner Com-forth Kft. will show the latest developments in our successful SNAP PAC System product line. Peter Bona and his team will be happy to welcome you at their booth and discuss your application.

For more information, please contact Com-forth directly.

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Com-Forth Kft.
Budapest Benczur u. 20
Tel: +36-1-413-7198
Email: mail@comforth.hu

SNAP PAC System Class in Massachusetts

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OptoPartner Martindale Associates will hold SNAP PAC System classes next month at their location near Bradford, Massachusetts.

Martindale is an Opto 22 Certified Trainer. If you can't come to free training at Opto 22 headquarters in California, a Certified Trainer near you can provide the training you need.

Class details:

April 6-9, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lunch included.
Cost: $600 per person
Limited to six (6) people
Description: Complete hands-on introduction to PAC Project automation software, SNAP PAC controllers, and SNAP I/O.

To register, contact Martindale Associates:
Phone: 978-372-2120 or toll-free (in the U.S.): 1-800-447-1191
Email: training@martindaleassoc.com
Location: 65 Avco Road, Unit M, Ward Hill Industrial Park, Bradford, MA 01835


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