Break the 7 device limit on your SCSI
One SCSIplex connects up to 8 SCSI devices under a
single SCSI ID. This allows you to have 56 SCSI
devices per SCSI bus. Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs),
which are part of the SCSI specification, are used
by the SCSIplex to enable access to the additional
devices. Each ID on a SCSI bus has up to 8
available LUNs, each of which can be a separate
SCSI device when using a SCSIplex on the bus.
Cabling problems associated with SCSI are also
remedied. Each bus of 8 devices is physically
isolated from the main bus. Allowable cabling
lengths are doubled with each SCSIplex.
OAI's 7 and 8 channel SCSI expander
Easy integration is accomplished with virtually all
Device drivers need only to support LUNs (part
of the SCSI specification) to work with the
SCSIplex. Device drivers which make full use of the
SCSI specifications fit into this category.
Vast quantities of on-line storage at lightning
Performance is a key feature of the SCSIplex. It
combines a very high speed RISC processor with
extremely high-end, high-performance components.
This means that with a SCSIplex performing the
translation there is absolutely no change in
throughput to the devices connected to the SCSI bus
via the SCSIplex.
Bringing unparalleled performance into your
high-capacity SCSI storage system
The Optical Access International SCSIplex processor
system solves the problems associated with
connecting large numbers of SCSI drives together.
Physical limitations concerning the number of
units, signal degradation, and other problems are
all remedied. The SCSIplex can be easily integrated
into existing lines of storage products. From its
unique mounting adapter to three different ways to
update firmware, OAI has taken the work out of the
A Customizable System
The SCSIplex is unique among OEM equipment. The
SCSIplex is the platform for an integrated system
of components that can be customized around your
needs. Customize your hardware design with an
optional alphanumeric display, and control keypad
for setting SCSI IDs and termination. You can even
connect multiple SCSIplex processors together and
control them from a single keypad. Add OAI's
SafeSwapTM to enable end users to replace drive
mechanisms on the fly. From OAI's optional
SuperCacheTM driver software to connections for
LEDs to switchable active termination to custom
firmware and hardware, the SCSIplex's versatility
allows us to customize its behavior to meet even
the most diverse customer requirements.