Effective January 1, 2014, OhioGT's support for RedHat 9 (and embedded software running on RedHat) ended. This affects Gravostar HS engravers.
The early HS engravers shipped with RedHat 9 as the operating system for the embedded software. All development by RedHat for this OS ended in 2007. The computers used in those early HS engravers have also been discontinued by the manufacturer.
We strongly urge customers with Gravostar HS engravers still running RedHat to upgrade the embedded computer hardware and the OS to Fedora 13, and embedded software (version 1.8). Note that the old hardware used for RedHat does not allow installation of the Fedora OS, so new hardware is also required.
Some newer engraver components, such as the touch-screen and camera, will not work with the RedHat OS and require updated embedded software. This means that in order to upgrade or replace some parts on the engraver, an upgrade of the embedded computer is also required.
Contact your agent or Ohio GT for information and pricing on upgrading the GS HS embedded computer.
Please contact us to discuss your options for the future.
OHIO Gravure Technologies in Dayton, Ohio USA designs and manufactures advanced equipment for the global gravure printing market. The Engineering, Software Development, and Manufacturing groups work to provide innovative solutions to improve quality and productivity, such as the award-winning Hybrid Engraving System. Our engineering specialty since 1980 is our sub-micron accurate cutting system (Vision engrave head). We provide installation and support for our electromechanical engravers and the prepress layout software Collage for gravure printing.
Ohio Gravure Technologies Inc
1241 Byers Road
Miamisburg Ohio USA 45342
phone +1 937.428.1700
fax +1 937.439.1592