G4 for FACSCalibur

Ray Lannigan 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.
Raymond Lannigan
Tritech Inc.
2014 Renard Ct. Suite I
Annapolis, MD 21401
-----Original Message-----
From: Jeannine Navratil <jsn9 at imap.pitt.edu>
To: cyto-inbox
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 5:53 PM
Subject: G4 for FACSCalibur

>Hello all!
>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!
>Jeannine Navratil
>University of Pittsburgh
>Arthritis Institute

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