SBS Technologies Announces PMC-ISCSI-ST™ for Peer-to-Peer Networking and NAS

New iSCSI Host Controller offers Versatility with Gigabit Ethernet Speed

  • Dual function device, supports iSCSI and either TCP/IP offloaded or standard Ethernet simultaneously
  • TCP/IP offloaded (TOE) 1000BaseT Ethernet controller resulting in low CPU utilization
  • Singlewide 32/64 bit, 33/66 MHz PCI, 66/133 MHz PCI-X Mezzanine Card
  • Single front panel RJ45 Ethernet port
  • iSCSI, TOE API and Standard Ethernet drivers for VxWorks and Linux, Albuquerque, NM (March 29, 2004) – Today SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, introduced its new PMC-ISCSI-ST, a singlewide 32/64 bit, PCI/PCI-X Mezzanine Card (PMC) for enterprise level storage and networking systems. The PMC-ISCSI-ST is designed for applications requiring a high-performance low CPU utilization SCSI peer-to-peer solution as well as NAS (Network-Attached Storage) and Ethernet networking applications. "Our PMC-ISCSI-ST lets customers conveniently use one PMC as both an iSCSI controller and a Gigabit Ethernet controller," said Bill Molyneux, General Manager of General Purpose I/O and Commercial Systems for SBS. "In addition, our new card employs a hardware TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) and has lower CPU utilization, enhancing system performance," continued Molyneux. The PMC-ISCSI-ST's QLogic ISP4010 iSCSi controller includes both the PCI/PCI-X host bus and the 1000BaseT Ethernet interface. This mezzanine card features two embedded 32-bit RISC processors for protocol stack processing support while TCP/IP and iSCSI offload capability is fully implemented in hardware. This card can function as both an iSCSI and an Ethernet controller at the same time. For Ethernet connectivity either the TCP/IP offload (TOE) interface, requiring custom API available from SBS, or standard Ethernet interface can be used. Use of the TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) dramatically reduces CPU utilization. This dual-function versatility is aided by a front panel RJ45 connector and two front panel LED indicators for link and transmit activity. Price and Availability The PMC-ISCSI-ST can be purchased for $1,295 and is available now. 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' 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 SBS' SEC reports, including those listed under "Risk Factors" in SBS' Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports.
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