SBS Micro Alliance Introduces Model 910 Rugged 10-Slot Transportable Computer

<UL> <LI>Up to 9 user ISA/PCI expansion slots <LI>Standard 3.5' drive bays and optional CD-ROM drive <LI>Ideal for transportable applications requiring a full function computer </UL>

SBS Micro Alliance announces the Model 910, a rugged, 10-slot Intel Pentium computer system designed for transportable or benchtop applications where there is a need for a full function computer system with maximum expansion slots. The system is ideal for remote data collection, testing and verification applications. "All of SBS Micro Alliance's portable computers maintain the same quality design as our fault tolerant, workstation and rackmount enclosures and custom products," said Ed Larson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The Model 910 LCD display is NEMA 12 rated and the system withstands operating shock of 2Gs. Its steel metal construction also allows the system to withstand harsh environments." Price and Availability
The Model 910 (16.2'W x 10'D x 11.7'H; 26 lbs.) is priced from $5,195 (list) and is available for standard delivery in three to four weeks. Features
The Model 910 is available with a standard 10.4' or an optional 12.1' active matrix LCD color display, which is protected by a Lexan shield. It includes a 200 MHz MMX Pentium-based plug in processor card with 16MB of RAM. The system can be upgraded to 333 MHz with up to 128MB of RAM or with a Pentium Pro processor. Each system comes with Windows software. The Model 910 is equipped with a 10-slot passive backplane. Unlike a standard notebook computer, it provides 7 ISA and 2 PCI user expansion slots. Optionally, it is available with 2 ISA and 3 full length PCI slots. It includes two 3.5' drive bays that are populated with a 1.44MB floppy and 2.0GB hard drive. An extra 5.25' drive bay for a CD-ROM or other drive expansion is standard. The video controller card has an output for connecting to an external 1024 x 768 CRT monitor. Both serial and parallel ports are mounted on a card slot cover. Side hinged doors provide both protection and drive accessibility and the rear panel is easily removed for card access. The plug-in CPU card allows for easy field service and upgrading. Drives are mounted in a removable service tray. An integral 86-key keyboard and trackball are standard. The system is powered by a 300 watt power supply (115/230 VAC) to handle high output cards. A 4.7' high-speed, 90 CFM fan with removable filter provides ample card cooling and air filtering. All drive bays and electronics are shock and vibration protected. An adjustable card hold-down bar keeps all size XT and PC/AT cards in place under vibration and transit conditions. About SBS Micro Alliance
SBS Micro Alliance specializes in the customized design and manufacture of special-purpose PC-compatible computers, including fault tolerant computer telephony systems. It offers a variety of CPU boards and system enclosures, including rackmount, benchtop, workstation and portable systems. Most systems contain passive backplanes with up to 20 ISA or PCI/ISA slots. In addition, many customer-furnished products (hardware and software) are often integrated into the systems to meet the needs of particular OEM 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, contact SBS Micro Alliance, 1384-A Poinsettia Avenue, Vista, CA 92083; Toll Free: (888) 598-8111; Fax: (760) 598-1990; email:; web site:

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