SBS Technologies® Announces High-Performance IMA Monitoring Adapters for Monitoring Wide Area Networks

WANic 1004/1008 PCI Network Monitor Adapters Offer Powerful WAN Monitoring and Easy Configuration

  • High channel density 4 or 8 port IMA monitoring
  • Universal PCI interface
  • Auto Discovery feature
  • IMA group connections
  • Passive Network Tap system
  • Albuquerque, NM (February 16, 2005) ─ Today SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded computer solutions, is continuing its role as an embedded computer industry market leader by introducing the newest member of its WANic 1000 line–the quad port WANic 1004 and octal port WANic 1008 high-performance network monitoring adapters. The WANic 1004/1008 Network Monitoring line brings T1/E1 Inverse Multiplexing for ATM (IMA) network monitoring to Wide Area Networks (WAN). Occupying only one slot, this PCI-based adapter comes with a non-intrusive T1/E1 Tap system, letting network managers easily monitor a high density of network connections. The WANic 1004 adapter monitors up to four T1/E1 duplex links and the WANic 1008 adapter monitors up to eight T1/E1 duplex links. Each monitoring adapter supports IMA and Transmission Convergence (TC) monitoring as well as a combination of both. Up to eight IMA groups or TC connections can be configured and monitored. "The WANic 1004/1008 line is designed for the demanding requirements of network security, performance monitoring and troubleshooting," said Rubin Dhillon, General Manager of the SBS Technologies Communications design center in Massachusetts." These WAN adapters offer vital network monitoring capabilities in a cost-effective manner without requiring extensive ramp-up time. SBS engineers have designed this network monitor with flexibility and high reliability to meet the challenging requirements of network maintenance." The WANic 1004/1008 monitoring adapter is installed in a WAN monitoring system and connected to the one or two quad port T1/E1 Monitor Tap, which is included in the kit. Each monitor tap intercepts and passes network traffic to the monitoring system. The monitor tap converts the intercepted traffic from four full-duplex transmit and receive data streams to eight transmit data streams, which are then sent to the monitoring system through a DSX-1 interface. For testing and diagnostics, these adapters conveniently support a local and remote loopback function to the monitor tap. Price and Availability: Available now, the quad port WANic 1004 lists for US$2,045, and the octal port WANic 1008 lists for US$2,499. # # # About SBS Technologies SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBSE), founded in 1986, designs and builds a wide range of standard and customized embedded computer products. Our products include processor boards, input/output modules, networking devices, and complete computer systems. Our products are used in many industries, including telecommunications, medical electronics, industrial automation and defense. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales and support offices in six countries. More information on SBS is available at Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. This new product announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning SBS Technologies, Inc.'s product strategy, technology capability, competitive leadership, and product capabilities. These statements reflect the perspectives and expectations of SBS management as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risk factors, including sales and product strategy within SBS; the impact of rapid technological and market change; and other risk factors listed from time to time in the SBS SEC reports, including those listed under "Risk Factors" in the SBS Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports. Sales Contact 505.875.0600 Media Contact Herb Bethoney SBS Technologies, Inc. 505.875.0600 European Contact Anthony O'Sullivan +49 8215034-171