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Printing Solution: Firmware/Software Update

Printing Solution: Firmware/Software Update

Firmware and software for our Printing Solution products RS232 to USB Converter and Centronics to USB Converter have been updated and are now available for download.

New in firmware 14.30 and Software 2.10:

  • Some USB flash drives with letters in the serial number had mounting issues. This has been fixed with firmware version 14.30.
  • The new software (2.10) prevents simultaneous activation of components which are excluded at runtime.

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embedded world 2011: minimal video tour on ipcas stand 129 in hall 9

Visit us today and tomorrow, Nuremberg Trade Fair Center (Messezentrum Nürnberg)

Embedded World 2010
Thank you very much for your visit!


We would like to thank all visitors cordially who came to our booth at the Embedded World 2010 Trade Fair in Nuremberg.

We are happy you got the opportunity to contact us personally to have a first-hand look at our new innovative products.

All our products are uniquely convincing by virtue of their extraordinary versatility, compact rugged design, high functionality and easy integration.

Please contact us to get more information on our products and customized hardware and software development.

We will meet your challenges and would be glad to implement your projects to your best advantage.

View photos of the ipcas booth at “Embedded World”:

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More photos are available on flickr.

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Centronics – USB Converter

USB Printer to parallel Centronics Interface
at the Embedded World 2010

USB-equipped printers are becoming increasingly popular on the industrial market.
Now, imagine yourself in need of spare parts for your conventional log printer when the suppliers are gradually running out of stock because the item is being
phased out – and this in times of growing reporting demands.
Well, thanks to the ipcas Centronics to USB Converter there is no need to worry
The Centronics to USB Converter easily connects to existing printer interfaces, saving you time and costs for refitting machines or interfaces.
Moreover, it is ready to run and enables you to print all kinds of log and graphics formats with a standard USB printer in black and white or color.

The ipcas Centronics – USB Converter generally allows you to connect modern USB printers to older parallel interface machines or devices to file log reports.
All you have to do then is simply replace your conventional log printer with a standard USB or network printer – without having to install time-consuming
printer drivers.

You can also easily output data on a USB Stick and change over to a paperless logging system, thus saving time, costs, and material.
Moreover, the data can be archived in a database and made readily available for further processing at a mouse-click. Alternatively,
also available with RS232 / Serial Interface.

Photos of the Centronics to USB Converter:
Photographed today at the Embedded World 2010 / Nuremberg Germany
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RS232 USB Converter
Visitors viewing the Centronics to USB Converter in action

The video shows the Centronics – USB Converter at Embedded World (ipcas exhibition stand 555 in Hall 12.0).
The laptop in the background prints log data. The converter is connected to the parallel port, instead of a printer. The Centronics – USB Converter collects the print data and prints them here in parallel to an old dot matrix printer (with Centronics interface) and a USB printer.
The log data is printed line by line on the dot matrix printer. The converter buffers the data so long until a full page of A4, and prints them out on the USB printer. That saves paper. Each log line can be tagged with a time stampstamp.

Until Thursday, you can admire the USB printer replacement in Action, at the Embedded World 2010 (Hall 12.0 Stand 555).

Visit us at embedded world 2010

embedded-world-2010-stand-555-hall-12We will be more than glad to support you with first-hand information on our highly innovative Hardware and Software products and concepts.

We would be happy to see you and give you a live display of our produce from March 2 to 4, 2010 at Stand 555 in Hall 12 in the Nuremberg Trade Fair Center.



Some pictures from our last year’s exhibition stand:

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embedded world 2009

Visit us at embedded world 2009 in Nuremberg, Germany.

embedded world 2009 - Mach 3 to 5, 2009 - Hall 12, Stand 555

The embedded world is the leading international exhibition for the embedded community.

Inspired by the excellent results of recent years, we are going to present more innovative solutions in 2009.

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Photos from 2008
FAMOUS.Base With FAMOUS.Base, ipcas offers an integral solution for production (PDA) and machine (MDA) data acquisition and management.

Production data, working hours, process and cycle times as well as energy consumption can thus be efficiently recorded and analyzed.

FAMOUS.Base provides you with a cost-effective first base towards industrial processes monitoring and control. FAMOUS.Base can be combined in a modular fashion with any of our hardware products any time.

We also customize integrated solutions to meet your individual requirements.

Benefit from our 20 years of experience in the embedded field!

With our flexible converters upgrades of your machinery and equipment are hardly ever necessary.

According to our motto “Never change a running system” we prefer low-cost connecting to high-cost retrofitting.

Printing Solution Our Printing Solutions enable paperless logging of print and record data. On request, you may also connect a modern printer with a USB interface to a device with RS232 or Centronics interfaces.
Metering.Network Metering.Network helps you to keep your energy consumption under control. Cost-intensive cabling is no longer necessary, because we use the existing power grid for data communication.
I/O Solution - ipEther232.IO Our I/O solutions, ipEther232.IO and USB I/O, prepare analog and digital data fast and efficiently for further processing.
Ethernet Terminal The Ethernet Terminal adapts to its specific environment like a chameleon. Individual programming with an open XML structure makes it highly flexible. You may use one terminal for all kinds of applications. That means your Ethernet-Terminal can still be used under altered operational conditions. Once used as a PDA terminal it can be easily changed to a MDA or TDC terminal.
Embedded PC Linux Box 1 (LB1) Are you an industrial solutions provider? Then why not try our extremely energy-efficient embedded PC’s. The Linux Box 1 (LB1) is a ready-to-run embedded PC within a rugged aluminum casing that uses only 1,35 W at 100% CPU load.

LB1’s logical follow-up LB3 also provides a convincing choice due to its more powerful processor and its integrated digital I/O interfaces.

PPP Gateway - ipEther232.PPP ipEther232.PPP enables you to quickly and easily connect your PPP-enabled network devices with no Ethernet interfaces to your network. The ipEther232.PPP works like a PPP gateway for all serial RS232 devices. In other words, it is an external network adapter for PPP-enabled devices with serial (RS232) ports.
NTP Time Server - ipNTP ipNTP, the NTP Time Server, always gives you the exact time throughout the whole network.

Needless to say, we also customize solutions to suit your own individual hardware requirements.

Please visit us at embedded world 2009.

We would be more than glad to help you!

Mach 3 to 5, 2009
Hall 12, Stand 555
Trade Fair Center Nuremberg

Contact us:


Phone: +49 (0)9131/ 7677-100
Fax: +49 (0)9131/ 7677-78

New log printing tech for emergency lighting

emergency lightingSafety in public buildings

Emergency lighting systems are mandatorily installed in all large public building facilities such as airports, hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops, multi-storey dwellings etc. They are designed to activate automatically in emergency situations (e.g. fires, power cuts, etc.) to provide sufficient light for people to safely evacuate during power supply failures.

Standard logging norms

Each country has different norms for various kinds, types and sizes of public buildings to guarantee minimum safety standards. These usually enjoin continuous monitoring and regular automatic testing of luminaires (exit signs) and battery loads. In compliance with current standards companies are also usually compelled to log and print out test results and alarms with log printers for permanent record keeping.

High price for renewal ..?

Despite the prospective costs involved, companies operating emergency lighting systems in public building facilities are responding to the current changes to electronic systems. Depending on the solution chosen, however, the costs for the adaptation of legacy to USB interfaces may range from total replacement of lighting control systems to merely upgrading existing ones with customized supplementary components. At first glance, the potential costs involved appear overwhelming!

.. not if you do your homework!

The major German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, for example, wanted to raise the log printing standards of its barely 10-year old CEAG emergency lighting systems and for some reason or other could not be helped by its customary supplier and operating company. So it came that Bayer, too, may have been startled at first by the dire prospects of having to entirely replace its functioning unamortized lighting systems under enormous costs. Fortunately, however, Bayer’s operators did their homework! After a short search in the net they alighted upon the amazingly cost-saving ipcas supplementary component solutions

Get more than an upgrade

The ipcas supplementary component solutions are not only the answer to changing interface technology. – For the price of a simple upgrade you additionally gain access to the future technology of online monitoring, printing, testing, data processing, control … and more … via various kinds of networks ….

For additional benefits and information, refer to previous contributions and the specifications under Printing Solutions on the ipcas hardware website.

So there is good news with excellent prospects for all companies and businesses faced with similar requirements to upgrade or even network their log printing for both parallel and serial systems.