SBS Bit 3 Announces Major Enhancement to its Line of Industry Leading Bus-to-Bus Adapters

<UL> <LI>Lower overall cost with the inclusion of software drivers <LI> Speed development and reduce time to market <LI> Obtain optimum performance with ease of integration <LI> Enables high bandwidt

SBS Bit 3 Operations announces the inclusion of all software drivers for its line of bus-to-bus adapters at no additional cost. The combination of software and hardware enables users to readily achieve VMEbus interconnection with other buses quickly and smoothly while obtaining maximum performance. "We are now including the software to give our customers an even greater value for our products," explains Tom David, Product Marketing Manager of Adapters for SBS Bit 3 Operations. "What's more, our products, coupled with our software drivers, further ensure that all get up and running in a short period of time." The two card bus adapter hardware supports interface between VMEbus to PCI bus, Sun's SBus, SGI's GIO bus, IBM's Micro Channel bus, ISA, EISA and VMEbus. The drivers provided are for various OS versions: Windows NT, Windows 95, Solaris, IRIX, HP-UX, AIX and VxWorks. The following defines the available adapter hardware and compatible OS driver combinations.

Adapter TypeCompatible Software Available on CD-Rom
PCI-VMEWin NT, Win 95, Solaris, HP-UX, IRIX, AIX
SBus-VMESolaris, SunOS
Micro Channel-VMEAIX
Price and Availability
Bus-to-bus adapters, two card set, are priced from $1,900 to $4,300; typically $2,900 for DMA versions. All adapters and software drivers, listed above, are available for immediate shipment. Additional Benefits
The software drivers also enable the ease of use in support of the following bus adapter benefits:
&8226; A PC or workstation can be used just like a VMEbus SBC with wealth of off-the-shelf software

&8226; Easy porting of application software among most PC and workstations with different OSs

About SBS Bit 3 Operations
SBS Bit 3 Operations is the premiere provider of high-performance and reliable bus connectivity products that include bus bridges, bus expansion units, and real-time simultaneous networking systems designed to operate in the most demanding applications. SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE), the parent company, is a leading manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components that perform a broad range of functions. SBS product lines include CPU boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, bus interconnection products, expansion units, real-time networks, telemetry boards, data acquisition software, and industrial-grade computers. SBS embedded computer components are used in a variety of applications, such as communications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation, in the commercial and aerospace markets. For more information on SBS Bit 3 Operations, contact 1284 Corporate Center Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55121-1245; Phone (651) 905-4700; Fax (651) 905-4701; e-mail:; web site:
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