March Press Release

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Greetings from sunny California.

Yorba Linda, CA, March 6, 2014 - Global Specialties is pleased to take this opportunity to introduce our new 2014 Distributor Letter as a method of communicating and updating company information. Our intent is not to impose on your busy schedule but to utilize this vehicle to inform you when there is sufficient news to pass along. The newsletter content will be guided by company news, promotion specials, new products, and replaced or discontinued products.

Fiscal Year-End Sales 
As we get closer to May 31, which is the end of our fiscal year, we remind you to review your sales numbers. In order to keep the same DFI, sales for the current year must be equal to or greater than last year. A win-win situation will occur when your sales exceed the previous year and we can even raise your DFI!

Our Catalog 
Our new twelve page 2014 Short Form Catalog is now available for immediate download from the Global Specialties website at or hard copy upon request. Please contact Frank Menichello at 800-572-1028 to request catalogs. Highlighted in this catalog are new products and our best selling standards.

Electronic Distribution Show 
Global Specialties will be at the EDS show in Las Vegas from May 5 to 8, 2014. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to meet with our team.

New Products 
It's been a really busy and exciting time recently as we have launched 7 new products in the past few months.

Photo Product Description List Price
PB-507 Advanced Analog & Digital Electronic Design Workstation

Model PB-507

The PB-507 Advanced Analog & Digital Electronic Design Workstation, is a powerful, versatile tool for circuit designers, engineers, technicians, students, and hobbyists. All digital controls, USB port, and a wide choice of built-in circuit accessories allow rapid and accurate construction of virtually any type of analog or digital circuit.

C-Programmable Robot Kit: The ASURO Robot

Model ARX

The ARX is a small autonomous multi-sensored robot developed for educational purposes by the DLR, the German Aerospace Center (like NASA). Highly versatile, the ARX is completely programmable in C. Standard parts are utilized and freeware tools can be used for programming. The ARX comes unassembled and includes a soldering guide making it exceptionally suitable as an introduction into processor controlled hobby electronics for projects in schools, universities, and technical education.

Model AAR (Arduino-Compatible) Robot

Model AAR

The AAR (Arduino-Compatible) Robot is a small autonomous mobile robot which is perfect for those new to the robotics world and also for experienced Arduino fans. Designed in the Arduino open-source prototyping platform, the AAR is easy to program and run. With many expansion kits available, your creativity is the only limit to where your AAR Robot will go.

Model RP6v2 C-Programmable Robotic Vehicle

Model RP6v2

The RP6v2 is a low cost autonomous mobile robot system, designed for beginners as well as experienced electronics and software developers as an introduction to the fascinating world of robotics. Programmable in C, the RP6v2 has many possibilities for expansion as your programming skills grow

Model R500 Robotic Caterpillar

Model R500

The Caterpillar is controlled by a powerful ATMEGA16 microcontroller that is programmable via open source tools in C. The robot comes with many example programs already written. Easily download them to the robot using the supplied USB interface and the RobotLoader software. Or write your own custom programs using the free open-source WinAVR software.

R680 Banshi Robotic Arm

Model R680

The R680 is an affordable robot for educators and hobbyists. It is ideally suited to learn the basics of electronics, mechanics and programming. The Banshi is controlled by a powerful ATMEGA64 microcontroller that is programmable via open source tools in C.

1315D Digital AC/DC Power Supply

Model 1315D

The 1315D is specifically designed for educational usage, prototyping, and covers a wide range of circuit testing applications. This simple AC/DC power source can be used to demonstrate the concept of alternating and non-alternating voltages. It can also be used for simple experiments using lamps, resistances, etc. The unit has been provided with voltmeter and ammeter for AC/DC voltage and current readings.


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