DataRelate by Measurement And Conversion Software is a data storage, data rate, network address and base conversion utility. Whether you are a layperson or a technical specialist, if you have anything to do with PCs and networks, you`ll find DataRelate 1.2 to be of value. The Data Storage panel makes it easy to correlate groupings of bits and data storage units. You can also see how the capacities of popular storage media compare - eg. the wide range of floppy disks, CDs and DVDs, and ZIP, Jaz and Orb disks in use throughout the world. The Data Transfer panel features transfer rates of channels ranging from the micro level (hard disks and peripherals) through to the macro level (LAN, WAN and Internet). eg. you can very easily compare the transfer rate of a top-speed T3 line, with say a T1 line, a DSL line, an ISDN line and an ordinary telephone line. Or, you can see how the throughputs of all the varieties of Broadband transmission out there stack up against each other. DataRelate [datarelate1.2.exe] provides definitions and explanations of every term and unit. The Base Convert panel performs conversions as you type, between Decimal
and Binary numbers (upto 64 bits in length). It also includes bit shift
, rotation and inversion buttons. A color dialog enables you to pick any color and have its value shown in Decimal, Hexadecimal and Binary. The Token Ring/Ethernet Convert panel is useful for network integrators who have a need to bridge between dissimilar LANs - eg. Ethernet and Token Ring, or Ethernet and FDDI. This panel is also a handy troubleshooting aid when dealing with certain Ethernet cards which have one address typed on the adapter, while another is actually used on the wire. DataRelate - 3.05MB lets you choose which conversions to save, and when you`re done, pressing `Make File` results in a textfile in CSV format of your chosen conversions being produced (which you can import into say, a spreadsheet).