FTP address changedMay 2000: Note re. FTP server: our old FTP address 18.104.22.168 is no longer in use as we have moved server. Please use our new IP number 22.214.171.124
Multilayer service improvedMarch 2000: Cheaper, better, quicker. 4MLs are now available 20% cheaper, 5 days quicker and on request are also available in 7 working day express service. Now that all PCB-POOL® brochures have been changed to the Euro currency, prices for Series XXS and soldermask have been rounded to the next even amount in cent. Only our flat rate route charge has been rounded up by a "whole" EUR 0.24 to EUR 12.00. Good news - good buy!
BETA LAYOUT GmbH - nominated for the German Internet AwardFebruary 2000: CE-BIT 2000 trade fair, 25.02.2000, Beta LAYOUT received a prize from the German Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Werner Mueller for its customer orientation, innovation and successful economic employment of its homepage.
LASER-STENCILSFebruary 2000: We have extended our service! In addition to your printed cirucit board, we can now supply you with a laser cut stencil. In order to meet your requirements to the highest standards, we have invested in a brand-new laser stencil cutting machine from the company LPKF.
Euro conversionJanuary 2000: After - thankfully- not having had any problems with the Y2K Bug, the next test we face this year is the conversion to the Euro. We have already adapted our web pages to suit the new currency. The good news for our customers is that one Eurocard does not cost the actual converted price of EUR 50.62, but only EUR 49.00 instead! Again a (small) cost saving for the electronic developer.
E-Test at POOL pricesNovember 1999: It can be safely said that with complex and densely printed circuit boards, a visual check is insufficient. In electrical testing, all connections on your printed circuit board are checked for opens and shorts.
Up until now, testing using a flying probe was inordinately expensive. The good news is however, that PCB-POOL® has dramatically cut the costs yet again! You can now have your boards electrically tested for the following prices: