GE Fanuc Launches New Intel® Ultra Low Voltage Celeron® VME Single Board Computer for Low Power Consumption, Extended Temperature

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – March 30, 2004 – GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., a unit of GE Infrastructure, has announced the new VMIVME-7700, a 6U, single-slot VME single board computer (SBC). The new VMIVME-7700 delivers high performance with low power consumption and supports a wide operational temperature range from -20˚ C to +70˚ C, making it an ideal embedded solution for harsh environments and other applications requiring extended temperature. GE Fanuc is introducing the new VMIVME-7700 at ElectronicaUSA, March 30 – April 1, San Francisco, Booth #2430. “The introduction of the VMIVME-7700 demonstrates GE Fanuc’s strong commitment to providing high performance, low power and affordability in one solution,” said Douglas Albert, vice president of embedded systems, GE Fanuc Automation. “With the Intel® Ultra Low Voltage Celeron® processor, we can meet ever increasing thermal requirements while offering an exceptional value to users.” Based on Intel’s Ultra Low Voltage Celeron processor and 815E chipset, GE Fanuc’s VMIVME-7700 is available at 400 MHz or 650 MHz and includes a 100 MHz system bus, up to 1 GB CompactFlash, a PMC expansion site for additional I/O, and up to 512 MB SDRAM. The VMIVME-7700 supports high-resolution graphics, up to 1600 x 1200, along with 4MB video memory. Available for shipment in April, the VMIVME-7700 also features: two 10/100TX Ethernet ports, two USB 1.1 ports, two high performance 16550-compatible serial ports, and Ultra DMA/100 hard drive and floppy drive controllers. Software programmable timers provided are two 16 bit, two 32 bit, and one watchdog. Operating system support includes Windows® 2000, Windows XP®, QNX, Linux® and VxWorks®. About GE Fanuc Automation GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan, 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 Infrastructure 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 Automation, Embedded Systems, 12090 S. Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35803, Phone: (800) 322-3616, Fax: (256) 882-0859, e-mail: # # # All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Editors: For more information about and photography of GE Fanuc products and solutions, please visit our online media center at: .