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Kick-off!

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CRASH RECOVERY FOR WINDOWS

o System crash detection
o Custom application monitoring
o Two levels of crash recovery
o Error logging
o Simple installation and configuration

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THE SIMPLE RELIABILITY SOLUTION FOR USB COMPUTERS!

Kick-off! provides comprehensive automatic crash detection and recovery for your Windows system. Kick-off! uses our patent-pending technology to monitor your system, and to automatically restart it when it crashes. Kick-off! also provides custom application crash detection, logging, and preventive restarting capabilities. You'll sleep well at night, knowing that Kick-off! is there to provide maximum availability to your server.

Kick-off! is also available for other major platforms. Follow the links to the right to see the features of each version. Mac OS Logo
"Classic" Mac OS
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 Mac OS X
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Red Hat Linux

SYSTEM CRASH DETECTION

Kick-off! detects system crashes using a patented combination of hardware and software. The hardware connects to your computer's USB port and power cord. While your system is running normally, the software is in constant communication with the hardware.

If the system crashes, this communication fails. The hardware waits for a user-settable period of time to ensure that the system is not simply busy with other tasks. After this delay, Kick-off! restarts the system by temporarily interrupting the power to the computer. No crash is too hard to keep Kick-off! from doing its job!

CUSTOM APPLICATION MONITORING

When an application crashes, other tasks can continue without interruption, so system crash detection will not work. But Kick-off! also includes direct application monitoring using our "Rebound!®" technology.

Application monitoring goes beyond system crash detection by receiving status information from within applications themselves. Applications with this support periodically update an "Rebound! Timer" in the Kick-off! software. If the application fails to update this timer, Kick-off! can take appropriate action.

Note: A free Software Developer's Kit is available, allowing developers and scripters to add Kick-off! support to their applications.

TWO LEVELS OF CRASH RECOVERY

When an application with Rebound! support fails, the Kick-off! software will perform a "clean" system restart. If this fails, or the entire system has crashed, the Kick-off! hardware will resort to "pulling the plug," giving the system a fresh start.

DETAILED ACTIVITY LOGGING

Kick-off! can record numerous system and application activities. System administrators can view a detailed log of the date, time, priority, source and nature of activity. The log can track applications launching, quitting and crashing.

ADDITIONAL SERVER CONTROL FEATURES

To round out its list of features, Kick-off! adds scheduled restarts. You can set up a scheduled restart to occur on a daily or weekly schedule. This lets you minimize the effects of problems such as gradual memory leaks and fragmentation. By restarting when the server is not busy, you ensure that your server applications will keep running when you need them most.

EASY INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

Kick-off! consists of a small USB device and software which installs onto your system. Simply plug your computer into Kick-off!, connect the USB cable and run the easy software installer. Kick-off! is on the job!

Kick-off! comes preconfigured to work for most systems without needing any special setup. The included control panel makes customization a breeze.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Size (HxWxL) 1.75" x 2.6" x 4.4"
(4.5cm x 6.6cm x 11.2cm)
Cord Length 3 feet (0.9 meters)
Interface USB low power (0mA)
USB Cable Length 3 feet (0.9 meters)
Voltage 100-240 VAC / 50-60 Hz
Power Draw 0.5 W
Current Handling 10A
Approvals CE, UL, CUL, FCC
Warranty 1 year

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows-compatible* computer with USB port, Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP. Application timer monitoring requires support from application. (Free SDK available.)

Compatibility with laptops not guaranteed and may require adapter cables.

* Kick-off! is also available for "Classic" Mac OS, Mac OS X and Red Hat Linux.




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