G4 for FACSCalibur
lannigan at tritechinc.com
Thu Sep 21 08:54:56 EST 2000
The cytometer interface card that is inside your Power PC can be put
into a G4. The installation is simple enough to be done by yourself or your
in house computer people. If neither of those options are feasible, give me
a call I can help you do it. It is my understanding that when upgrading to
OS9 or greater from OS8.6 or lower, there is an incompatibility issue with
the BD inits.There was a e-mail posted by a BD rep.on March 8, 2000 that
addresses the incompatibility issue. You can refer to this e-mail through
the archives, or I can forward you a copy if you prefer. As far as your
service contract; Tritech can provide you with a service contract for your
FacsCaliber with the new G4 for a price that is considerably lower than
BD's. If you would like more information please contact me at one of the
numbers listed below.
2014 Renard Ct. Suite I
Annapolis, MD 21401
From: Jeannine Navratil <jsn9 at imap.pitt.edu>
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 5:53 PM
Subject: G4 for FACSCalibur
>We want to upgrade our FACSCalibur computer from a Power PC to a G4. I
>wanted to play it safe and purchase it through BD, but the powers that
>be think that their price is ridiculously inflated, when we could buy a
>G4 ourselves for considerably less money. Has anyone done this, and if
>so, did you run into problems?
>My concerns are 1. Installing the card that connects to the cytometer,
>2. Making sure that the operating system is compatible with the
>cytometer and CellQuest software, 3. What does this do to our service
>contract coverage, since now the computer is no longer covered?
>Any advice would be much appreciated!
>University of Pittsburgh
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