GE Fanuc Announces PMC-0247 Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive Module

Huntsville, Ala. – November 16, 2005 – GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, Inc. announces the availability of the PMC-0247 serial ATA hard disk drive module designed for use with GE Fanuc Embedded Systems’ single board computers or PMC expansion cards. The PMC-0247 with its support for universal signaling can be installed in any available 3.3V or 5.0V PMC site. It uses a 2.5-inch hard disk drive and has a maximum capacity of up to 80 Gbytes. The hard drives can be either Serial ATA I or Serial ATA II type drives. “Customers can benefit from the greater speed and easy configuration afforded this drive by the serial ATA specification,” said Lisa East, Commercial Director for GE Fanuc Embedded Systems. “GE Fanuc is committed to offering our users the most leading-edge business solutions based on established industry standards.” Some of the features of the PMC-0247 are: · Rotating media with 40 Gbyte and 80 Gbyte capacities; · Support for a programmable External Flash for BIOS expansion; · Supports 32/64-bit, 133 MHz maximum PCI-X interface; · Fast read/write performance; · Available in standard operating mode or the continuous operating mode; · Compliant with VITA 39 specification; and · Operating system support: Windows® 2000, Windows XP and Linux® Enterprise 4.0 The PMC-0247 is available immediately. About GE Fanuc Embedded Systems GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is part of GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan. GE Fanuc delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments. For more information, visit or contact: GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, 12090 S. Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35803, Phone: (800) 322-3616, Fax: (256) 882-0859, e-mail: # # # © 2005 GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc. All rights reserved.