June 23, 2015

SerialTek Announces Advanced Adapters For PCI Express Technology

SerialTek, a leader in storage protocol analysis, improves upon the capabilities of its test solutions for PCI Express® (PCIe®) technology today by unveiling an advanced set of cost‐effective and versatile adapters. PCIe architecture continues to be a critically important specification that the company supports. SerialTek offers two analysis solutions for PCIe 3.0 technology that interoperable with SerialTek adapters.. (continue reading ...)

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January 30, 2015

New BusXpert Software Release Announcement: Version 4.0.960 is available for download now!

We are happy to announce that the latest release of the SerialTek software, version 4.0.960 is available for download today on our customer portal. We have added a large number of great new features and enhancements that add significant new capabilities to the software.

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January 22, 2015

SerialTek Expands Market Reach with New Sales Partnerships in Germany, India, Israel and Japan

SerialTek today announced that it has signed distribution partnership agreements with dhs ELMEA Tools of Germany, FTD Automation of India, Sightsys of Israel and Toyo Corporation of Japan to deliver SerialTek's analysis and test solutions across these distributors' respective regions. The agreements cover SerialTek's market-leading portfolio of storage test and measurement products, including protocol analyzers and error injectors for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA (SATA), Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) and PCI Express® (PCIe®) technologies. (continue reading ...)

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November 18, 2014

SerialTek Announces Important Sales Transformation Changes

SerialTek is pleased to announce an exciting new direction in our company transformation. While our engineering team has been hard‐at‐work developing the latest in SAS/SATA and PCI Express Analyzers and Test Tools to align ourselves better with customer requirements and needs, we have also been working to evolve our Sales organization with the same goals in mind.

To that end, effective December 1st, 2014, Rand Kriech of Protocol Test will no longer be a territory sales representative for SerialTek. Protocol Test has been a distributor of SerialTek products since 2007 and they have helped SerialTek become the well‐regarded solution provider it is, in the storage test and measurement industry. We thank Rand for his incredible efforts and energy. (continue reading ...)

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November 11, 2014

SerialTek Adds Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) Support for BusXpert Analyzers

SerialTek, a leader in storage protocol analysis, improves upon the capabilities of its analysis solutions for PCI Express® (PCIe®) technology today with the announced availability of Non‐Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) support. Unlike the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (ATA) storage specifications designed for spinning drives, NVMe is a high performance protocol architected specifically for devices and systems that utilize flash and other solid‐state memory storage.

SerialTek offers two analysis solutions for PCIe 3.0 technology that incorporate NVMe support. The BusXpert Pro supports data rates up to 8 lanes at 8.0 GT/s. The new smaller form factor Micro supports 4 lanes at 8.0 GT/s. At 4.5 lbs, the Micro is the smallest and lightest analyzer of its class. The optional 144 GBs of trace buffer on the Pro is many times larger than that offered on competing solutions. Best‐in‐class instruments, SerialTek’s analyzers for PCIe solutions are well‐suited for today's demanding applications. (continue reading ...)

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October 27, 2014

SerialTek Delivers the Industry’s First Compact, Portable Analyzer Supporting PCI Express® 3.0

SerialTek, a leader in storage protocol analysis, expands its line of analysis solutions for PCI Express® (PCIe®) today with the announced availability of the industry’s first portable analyzer for PCIe 3.0 solutions. Ideal for field environments, the new BusXpert Micro analyzer for PCIe 3.0 technology provides field personnel and lab engineers with a portable and powerful solution to help quickly identify and resolve interoperability and component issues with PCIe systems.

Like its larger predecessor, the Micro supports data rates of 2. GT/s, 5.0 GT/s and 8.0 GT/s and provides capture, analysis and insight of PCI Express traffic at all layers. The same ease of use, multiple display views, powerful triggering and attractive price points that have long been hallmarks of SerialTek storage protocol products is available. (continue reading ...)

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October 1, 2014

SerialTek Names Steve Wong Director of Marketing and Product Management

SerialTek, a leader in storage protocol analysis and test is pleased to announce Steve Wong has joined the company as a Director. In this role, Wong will oversee the company’s marketing and product management operations.

Wong brings nearly a decade of test and measurement industry experience to SerialTek. He served as the VP of Marketing for ClearSight Networks, an enterprise network monitoring and analysis vendor that was acquired by Fluke Networks. Wong was a Director at Finisar’s Network Tools division where he had product management responsibilities for the company’s market‐leading Fibre Channel, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), and Serial ATA (SATA) analyzers and test tools. Wong started his test and measurement career at Anritsu, where he led initiatives to develop Ethernet/IP technologies for the company’s analyzer and traffic generation platforms. (continue reading ...)

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September 23, 2014

SerialTek Introduces Small Form Factor 12G SAS and 6G SATA Analyzer

SerialTek, a leader in storage protocol analysis, expands its line of industry‐leading test solutions today with the introduction of the BusXpert Micro II for 12 Gb/s SAS and 6 Gb/s Serial ATA (SATA). With key features found in few other SAS/SATA analyzers, the new Micro II is a portable, lightweight unit that supports multiple analysis processors and a new eye diagram display.

SerialTek's analyzers feature the industry's deepest and most flexible triggering with up to 8 separate simultaneous sequencers, logical branching and counters, and easy definition of frames and commands. Hardware filtering is available to make efficient use of the Micro II configurable buffer, with sizes from 9GBs to 72GBs. The software provides a number of ways to display the captured traffic, from viewing a command transaction and its associated frames in Transaction view to viewing a frame as it looks in the SAS and SATA specifications in Details view. Manipulating the trace via searching, bookmarking, and by decode is available with just a few clicks. Innovations like multi‐threaded processing, fast trace display and trace indexing have long been a hallmark of SerialTek' solutions and are available on the Micro II. (continue reading ...)

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April 17, 2014

SerialTek Announces New President, Richard Whitmarsh, and Establishes Board of Directors

SerialTek, the industry leader in storage protocol analysis, today announced the appointment of Richard Whitmarsh as president. Mr. Whitmarsh brings over 20 years of IT industry experience to his new role having served previously as a Senior Manager at Cisco Systems. Mr. Whitmarsh succeeds Dale Smith who was president and co-founder of SerialTek. Dale, along with several members of his family, perished in a tragic small aircraft accident, in early December. "I am committed to continuing the legacy of Dale in supplying the storage and other industries with world-class analysis and test solutions," said Mr. Whitmarsh. "I am excited and look forward to opportunities and challenges here at SerialTek. As we move forward, our customers can continue to expect innovative solutions to accelerate their design, test and validation efforts. (continue reading ...)

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