SBS Technologies Announces Major Expansion of Carrier Grade Telum AdvancedMC Product Line

<b><i>Broad range of Telum™ AdvancedMC™ products provide telecom equipment manufacturers and OEMs extensive communications I/O and processor-based application versatility and performance</i></b>

Chicago, IL–June 7, 2005–Today at SuperComm® 2005, SBS Technologies®(NASDAQ: SBSE), a market leader in embedded computer technology, introduced the newest members of its Telum AdvancedMC line of input and output (I/O) and processor modules. This product introduction significantly increases the number of application options for telecommunications equipment manufacturers (TEMs) in creating high performance, carrier grade network applications featuring Intel® Pentium® M processors. The tight integration of SBS AdvancedMC modules with AdvancedTCA® and proprietary architectures will provide TEMs and OEMs with high performance processing power and extensive I/O options, enabling quick time-to-market application deployment. SBS now offers not only a complete line of I/O and processor AdvancedMCs, but also an AdvancedMC module chassis and an AdvancedMC expansion chassis designed to integrate seamlessly with SBS' Telum line. This AdvancedMC line will also fully support the MicroTCA™ platform when the PICMG® specification has been completed. "SBS is further extending its leadership position with this comprehensive introduction of AdvancedMC communications I/O products. We are committed to supporting our customers' need to get their next generation products to market quicker with proven technology and a supply chain they can count on," said Dave Greig, President and COO of SBS Technologies. AdvancedMC is real and available today SBS Telum products range from world-class telecommunications grade I/O to processor AdvancedMC modules. The Telum line from SBS now offers Intel Pentium M processor power complemented by video and communications support for Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, T1, E1, J1, OC3, DS3, E3, OC12, including:

  • Telum 624/628-TEJ WAN edge access I/O module
  • Telum 1001-O12M/S and Telum 1004-O3M/S ATM modules
  • Telum GE-QT Gigabit Ethernet NIC
  • Telum FC2312-AMC-FF and Telum FC2312-AMC-CC HBA cards
  • Telum 2001-VGA card
  • Telum 1001-O3 and Telum 1001-DE module (previously released)
  • Telum ASLP10 processor module
  • Together these 10 cards make Telum the most comprehensive line of AdvancedMC modules available to date. At SuperComm 2005, SBS is also introducing a PCI-Express to AdvancedMC chassis–the PCIE-AMC-7S. The PCIE-AMC-7S allows PCI-Express-based workstations or servers to control a backplane populated with hot swappable AdvancedMC modules plugged directly into a backplane. This chassis will enable workstations to take advantage of the AdvancedMC cards available today. Today, SBS is also introducing the AMC-7S, a 2U 19-inch AdvancedMC standalone chassis that can be controlled by a Processor AdvancedMC plugged directly into its backplane. This passive backplane system will allow a computer to be built exclusively from AdvancedMC modules. SBS introduced its first AdvancedMC Telum product at SuperComm 2004 last year, and in one short year SBS AdvancedMC offerings have grown to this complete line of products ranging from WAN I/O and a processor module to chassis solutions. SBS AdvancedMC products are based on the Company’s many years of I/O and processor board experience. The introduction of a full AdvancedMC line allows SBS to fill out the rest of the AdvancedTCA picture with leading edge connectivity technology that delivers the high performance advantages of the AdvancedTCA architecture to its customers–advantages that translate into real competitive features and options for advanced communication, high speed data transport, WAN I/O, edge base stations, and storage interface technology. "As a fully engaged member of the Intel® Communications Alliance, SBS Technologies is helping to make the AdvancedTCA ecosystem successful," said Kevin D Johnson, director of the Intel Communications Alliance. "The impressive number of SBS AdvancedMC products released at SuperComm 2005 is ample proof of their commitment." AdvancedMC technology, however, isn't limited to the AdvancedTCA architecture. Proprietary blades and carrier boards designed for specific central office applications and other high performance requirements are natural venues for SBS AdvancedMC modules. Whether TEMs have already migrated to an open architecture like AdvancedTCA, or maintain their own proprietary chassis architecture, SBS mezzanine options such as PMC and AdvancedMC make it easy for them to lower their costs and reduce their time-to-market by taking advantage of the latest high performance high availability cards. Today, SBS is also announcing development of an AdvancedMC carrier blade for the IBM® eServer BladeCenterâ„¢ product line, capable of using up to 4 AdvancedMC modules to create application-specific blades from off-the-shelf Telum modules. SBS Technologies is OEM- and Integrator-focused and determined to support its customers with exceptional dedication to short lead times, competitive pricing, strict adherence to quality standards and product lifecycle management. Our communications product lines optimize AdvancedMC, PMC, CompactPCI®, and AdvancedTCA form factors by incorporating those features that are most important to TEMs and OEM customers. SBS Technologies knows that successful communications products need Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) criteria adherence, system manageability, redundancy, failover and high availability (where applicable), Carrier Grade Linux® support and RoHS compliance among other essential system requirements. Of course, great AdvancedMC products from SBS won't stop here. SBS is committed to producing world-class AdvancedMC products that the telecommunication, data center and other markets need. SBS Technologies has been a major participant in the embedded board industry for over 20 years and has been a member of the AdvancedMC subcommittee since its inception, and an active participant on the AdvancedTCA PICMG 3.0 committee. SBS is a Silver Member with the Intel Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, please visit # # # 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 are used in many industries, including telecommunications, medical electronics, industrial automation and defense. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS has eight primary operating locations, regional sales offices throughout the United States and international sales and support offices in six countries. More information on SBS and its products is available at Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. IBM and eServer BladeCenter are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation or its subsidiaries in the Untied States and other countries. This new product announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning SBS Technologies, Inc.'s product strategy, technology capability, competitive leadership, including product breadth and comprehensiveness, current and future product capabilities, including versatility and performance, competitive pricing, product quality, order lead times, product lifecycle management and future AdvancedMC product introductions. 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; research and development productivity; effectiveness of quality control initiatives; SBS’ supply chain efficiency; customer demand and SBS’ internal allocation of research and development and customer support resources; 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