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TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Posted by Nick on 17 April 2000, 22:56 GMT

Miles Raymond gots tha goodz on us this evening, folks. We're talking hardcore. :)

TI has recently issued a press release that:

  • creates a network between students, teachers and the Internet
  • allows students to communicate with the teacher, using the teacher's PC as a server
  • announces the planning of more FLASH apps in the future.

The third one isn't that big a shock to anyone (at least, it's not to me *g*), but the first two are big. We're talking downright gargantuan. I recall many, many people trying - unsuccessfully - to network TI's together, and this looks like it could be the ticket.

I WANT MY 32-PLAYER ZTETRIS! :)

 


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Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Chris Fazio  Account Info

lookin good!
ti is finally making some progression.....

btw first comment...
i think...:)

     17 April 2000, 23:04 GMT


Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
prabal  Account Info
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yeah but ti beter come out w better calculators to handle the netwrok otherwise itll be damn slow

     17 April 2000, 23:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Killer2  Account Info
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With regards to the speed: I do not think that this network has to have any significant speed. They only mention the TI-83+ in the announcement, and the TI-83+ is limited to slow transfers.

-Miles Raymond

     18 April 2000, 00:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
rabidcow
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shouldn't matter what the speed of the calc is...
just build an external nic. make an asic with an arm7 or something, give a nice uart block compatible with the link port & a bluetooth block. put all the routing & network code onto the asic and the calc doesn't have much to deal with. fun wireless network for the whole family

what, none of you can manufacture an asic? :) ti could...

     20 April 2000, 09:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
madgeneral  Account Info

ummmmm.... the speed of the calculator has everything to do with it... if the calculator can't process the data coming in through that little jack in the bottom fast enough.. it loses major amounts of the data, not to mention it might overload the processor and crash it...

     21 April 2000, 06:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Cliff

Hey, the 68K calcs can use TIOS routines to run at 19600 bps on the standard link protocol, and I suspect that would be a higher number using a simpler serial protocol.

     22 April 2000, 20:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Cliff

Um...make that 19200. It's early. :-)

     22 April 2000, 20:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
ChrisLeiter  Account Info

Well The 83+ might suck at high speed transfers, but who the hell wants one of those anyway? Ti-89!

     26 April 2000, 00:51 GMT

Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
James abba shalaka Rubingh  Account Info
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Well... i guess i'll stop making my ti-hub heh

     17 April 2000, 23:17 GMT

Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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With effort it might surpass TI's :)

Oh, and I like the new design on your page.

--BlueCalx

     17 April 2000, 23:22 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Killer2  Account Info
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I agree! Keep working on your TI hub!!

-Miles Raymond

     18 April 2000, 01:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Cullen Logan  Account Info

I too like the new site design James.... Now get that TV show done!
Later,
evislon1

     18 April 2000, 01:07 GMT


Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Kenneth Arnold Account Info

You spelled license wrong in your page. While we're at it, it's the "GNU General Public License". What the heck, it don't matter.

     17 April 2000, 23:49 GMT

Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Jxxh67  Account Info

I suppose this will push the limits of my teacher's IBM 386...

     17 April 2000, 23:33 GMT


Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
net-cat
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I am a victim of a Mac infested school. (and most of them still run the 680x0 processors)

This should be interesting...

     18 April 2000, 04:20 GMT

Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Reno  Account Info

it'd be better if TI made the network work with ALL flash-based calcs instead of just the 83+....

     18 April 2000, 00:27 GMT


Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
Killer2  Account Info
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It is rather dissapointing that TI only meantioned the 83+ calc. Although I highly thing that more calcs will be supported. My guess is that they will either make the 'Network' software into an APP, or built into the next release of the OS. If we're lucky, they'll do both!

-Miles Raymond

     18 April 2000, 00:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
calcfreak901  Account Info

I would not be surprised to see the software released on all of TI's Flash-capable calculators, although for network simplicity it would probably be limited to only one model of calculator on the classroom network at one time.

     21 April 2000, 03:39 GMT

Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
CircaX  Account Info
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OH MY GOD!! This may let teachers delete your games even more easily! Think of it: a calculator under control of the teacher....not too good for the student game player. Good thing my school is almost 8 years behind the times....*sigh* computer class here was just typing class.

     18 April 2000, 01:19 GMT

Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
DWedit  Account Info
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I thought nothing could be worse than neutered Visual C++ on pentium 60's and a teacher who coufuses VB and VC. I was wrong!

     18 April 2000, 03:02 GMT


Re: Re: TI Unveils New Software, Future Concepts
net-cat
(Web Page)

Makes me glad my school owns all 82s (and a few 81s) and I own an 86...

     18 April 2000, 04:22 GMT

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