SBS Technologies Announces New AdvancedMC T1/E1/J1 WAN I/O Modules for Convergent Telecommunication Networks

<b><i>Telum™ 628-TEJ 8-port and Telum 624-TEJ 4-port T1/E1/J1 AdvancedMC™ modules offer advanced features at competitive pricing</i></b>

  • 4 or 8 full duplex ports maintain full line rate
  • AdvancedMC (AMC) single width, extended full-height with x1 PCI Express interface
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and on-board CSU/DSU
  • I-TDM support for transporting multiplexed voice over Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Chicago, IL (June 7, 2005) – Today, at SuperComm® 2005, SBS Technologies® (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leading designer and manufacturer of modular communications solutions, continues its role as an embedded telecommunications industry market leader by introducing the newest members of its Telum AdvancedMC WAN I/O line - the Telum 624- and 628-TEJ T1/E1/J1 WAN I/O modules with I-TDM. The 4-port Telum 624-TEJ and the 8-port Telum 628-TEJ offer fully-channelized T1/E1/J1 interfaces, and convenient port accessibility using standard RJ-48C cables. "The Telum 624/628-TEJ modules with I-TDM enable our customers to build highly integrated systems that can efficiently transport voice traffic over carrier grade IP centric switch fabrics," said Rubin Dhillon, General Manager of SBS Communications products. "What this means to our customers is that they can now reduce their price per port costs while building converged voice, data and video applications." The Telum 624/628-TEJ AdvancedMC WAN I/O modules are high performance 4-port (624-TEJ) or 8-port (628-TEJ) T1/E1/J1 modules designed for high availability telecommunication access applications. These extended full-height modules feature 4 or 8 independent, fully protected, full duplex ports. The x1 PCI Express serial fabric interface is used as the central data and control transport medium. The Telum 624/628-TEJ supports a Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) Bus which is used to encapsulate TDM packets into IP packets for transport through 2 Gigabit Ethernet GMII serial fabric interfaces. The Telum 624/628-TEJ implements a highly scalable architecture providing I-TDM (Internal-Time Division Multiplex) services that enable multiplexed voice over IP, using hardware, and is compliant to the PICMG® I-TDM Specification. There are two Gigabit Ethernet (GE) GMII serial fabric interfaces providing high speed transport to the AdvancedMC backplane. The second GE port can be used for redundancy. The Telum 624/628-TEJ gives customers a unique, high performance T1/E1/J1 WAN I/O solution for AdvancedTCA® and MicroTCAâ„¢ systems. The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and on-board CSU/DSU supplies AdvancedMC-compliant IPMI system management and network line management. The on-board CSU/DSU offloads the CPU host by performing line management in hardware. The Telum 624/628-TEJ also supports module hot swap to enable high availability applications. The Telum 624/628 TEJ supports standard Carrier Grade Linux® and VxWorks® operating systems and ships with compatible drivers including a DDK (Driver Development Kit). Price and Availability: Available now, pricing in OEM quantities for the 8-port Telum 628-TEJ is US$849. OEM pricing for the 4-port Telum 624-TEJ is US$645. # # # 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, including product breadth, 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; research and development successes in developing AdvancedMC WAN I/O products for Advanced TCA and MicroTCA; 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