SBS Technologies Announces New HDTBlade™ For Remotely Monitoring WAN Communications

Network Processor-based CompactPCI Blade Provides Powerful Monitoring with Easy Configuration

  • 32 T1/E1 ports supporting 1024 HDLC channels
  • 6U cPCI Board compliant to PICMG 2.16 Rev 1.0
  • IPMI Sub-system monitors system status
  • PowerPC-based PMC card running Linux for control I/O Albuquerque, NM (March 17, 2004) – Today SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, introduced a new HDTBlade, a high-density T1/E1 Blade, for edge and enterprise level communications systems. The HDTBlade is designed for applications requiring high-performance monitoring of multiple T1/E1 ports. "It is important for us to have feature-rich products for developers that are upgrading legacy systems or designing new systems with a variety of monitoring requirements. Previous solutions have not offered the scalability, ease of configuration or the HDLC processing capacity of the HDTBlade," said Charlie Tompkins, Vice President and General Manager of Communications I/O for SBS. This HDTBlade is comprised of a multi-board architecture consisting of a 6U CompactPCI 2.16 compliant Packet Processing Blade with a PowerPC-based ProcessorPMC (PrPMC) module and a Rear Transition Module (RTM). Another feature is the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) sub-system used to monitor board voltage conditions, system status and to determine slot position. A Wintegra™ Network Processor supports two Fast Ethernet ports. This blade is well suited for vital applications such as protocol and applications monitoring, service level agreement (SLA) management, communications security and intelligence monitoring, and network testing and debugging. A Linux support package is included. Price and Availability The HDTBlade is available now and can be purchased for $8,495. Call for quantity pricing. 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 offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at This new product announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning SBS' 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 SBS' SEC reports, including those listed under "Risk Factors" in SBS' Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports.
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