updated 09:25 am EST, Wed November 2, 2005
SERVICE USB plus for Macs
Boenig-Kallenbach has introduced a new USB-based automation and input device: enables measurement and control of real-world devices from a wide variety of standard Macintosh applications. The company says that SERVICE USB plus has been proven in professional implementations for industry, tradeshows and entertainment. It can be used to drive special effects such as flashes or fog machines directly from Macromedia Director MX for concerts or tradeshows as well as used for complex measurement value logging with temperature, liquid, pressure or light sensors as well as remote control of slide projectors, relays, step motors, switches or push buttons. Users can combine multiple devices for up to 128 input and output channels for each Mac. SERVICE USB plus is available for $466 and includes software for both Mac OS 9/X.
Boenig-Kallenbach says that SERVICE USB enables real-world devices to be controlled directly from standard Mac applications and programming languages such as AppleScript, RealBasic, DirectorMX, 4th Dimension, FileMaker, Ragtime,
MaxMSP, LabView, C, C++, Cocoa, Java, Carbon and the UNIX-Shell. SERVICE
USB ships with a complete SDK including drivers, sample applications and
For connecting external devices, SERVICE USB plus offers eight digital
input, eight digital output and two analog input lines. The state of
connections is displayed using the 26 LEDs, providing a visual control during
operation. SERVICE USB plus ships in a compact and robust aluminum case
including 21 cable clamps for connecting control lines, a 25-pole
standard connector replicating all signals and an RS232 interface for
controlling additional devices.