SBS Bit 3 Operations Releases New ATX Desktop and Mini-Tower PCI Slot Expansion Units

<UL> <LI>7 available 32-bit PCI slots <LI>Transparent operation <LI>Low latency, high throughput </UL>

SBS Bit 3 Operations has released two new Expansion Units that transparently increase the number of PCI slots available to a PCI computer or workstation. Model 2130 is a seven slot PCI Slot Expansion Unit in an ATX desktop enclosure. Model 2131 is a seven slot PCI Slot Expansion Unit in an ATX mini-tower enclosure. Both models are complete expansion systems consisting of a PCI host card, an ATX enclosure with an integrated controller and seven available 32-bit PCI slots, 300 watt power supply with provision for 5V and 3.3V, and a 4-foot interconnecting cable. "Our new ATX desktop and mini-tower Expansion Units are designed for demanding applications such as audio and video editing that require more slots than most PCI computer platforms provide," said Eric Augustine, Product Manager: Expansion Units. "OEMs will find Models 2130 and 2131 perfect platforms for building plug-and-play solutions for standard host platforms, without host computer dependencies." Price and Availability
Both Models 2130 and 2131 will be available November 2, 1998 and are priced at $1036.00.

The New Model 2131 Slot Expansion Unit.
Both Expansion Units provide a low-latency, high-throughput path to 32-bit PCI slots on a separate backplane in a stand-alone chassis. Each slot is master capable, allowing peer-to-peer communication within the PCI environment. The slots support both long and short form factor PCI cards; consequently, PCI platforms that have only short form factor slots gain the ability to accommodate long form factor PCI cards. Model 2130ís desktop style ATX chassis has two 3.5-inch and two 5.25-inch expansion bays. Model 2131ís mini-tower style ATX chassis has two 3.5-inch and three 5.25-inch expansion bays. Both Expansion Units have a 27.5 CFM fan in the lower chassis for cooling PCI cards in addition to the power supply fan. Models 2130 and 2131 are FCC Class A approved, CE Marked, and recognized under the component program of Underwriters Laboratories. 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 for VME, CompactPCI, embedded PC and custom standalone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) 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 information on SBS Bit 3 Operations, contact 1284 Corporate Center Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55121-1245; phone (651) 905-4700; Fax (651) 905-4701; email:; web site: