GE Fanuc Embedded Systems Announces Next Generation VMEbus Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch Platform

RM921 Family is IPv6 Enabled and Offers Full Wire Speed with Full Management Capabilities

Huntsville, Ala. – January 16, 2006 – GE Fanuc Embedded Systems today announces the new RM921, a family of VMEbus managed Gigabit Ethernet switches enabled with the new IPv6 standard. Available with 12 (single slot) or 24 (dual slot) front panel Gigabit Ethernet ports, copper and/or fiber connectivity options, conformal coating, and an optional 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink port, the RM921 is one of the most flexible and powerful product line offerings for today’s switching needs. The product will be featured at the Bus & Board Conference – 2006. “The RM921 is a great addition to our extensive Gigabit Ethernet switch family,” said Lisa East, Product Marketing Director for GE Fanuc Embedded Systems. “By integrating support for the next generation Internet Protocol, IPv6, we are meeting the rapidly-changing technology requirements our Military and Defense customers.” Based on the Motorola® XPC8240 processor and the multilayered Broadcom® BCM56302 switch fabric chip, the RM921 has integrated layer 2/3 switching capabilities as well as the ability to support higher layer 4-7 functionality when required. This family is compatible with current IPv4 deployments and can be fully managed via SNMP, Telnet or a web server interface. The RM921 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: # # # © 2006 GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc. All rights reserved.