SBS Technologies, Inc. Announces PMC-1000BT High Performance Gigabit Ethernet Interface for Embedded Telecommunications Applications

SBS Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: SBSE) today announced the availability of the PMC-1000BT, a high performance Gigabit Ethernet interface controller port on a single-wide PMC ("PCI Mezzanine Card") module. The PMC-1000BT is designed for embedded telecommunications, network access and data communications applications that require high-speed data throughput.

"The new PMC-1000BT is designed to work as an integral part of the datacom infrastructure," explains David Greig, Vice President, SBS Computer Group. "The module leverages the capabilities of the Broadcom BCM5400 PHY to enable connectivity over Category 5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) copper wiring, eliminating the need for system designers to rewire networks to support fiber-based products."

"The PMC-1000BT can be used by OEMs building Gigabit Ethernet systems to support the cost-effective convergence of voice, video and data over the network backbone and to the desktop. Hubs, routers, switches, and other customer premise equipment can be designed with the PMC-1000BT to provide Gigabit speeds to today's corporate networks and satisfy the insatiable demand for higher bandwidth. Embedded network appliances that incorporate the PMC-1000BT will benefit by receiving up to a ten times performance upgrade over existing Category 5 networks without having to re-wire equipment racks and facilities with costly fiber or enhanced copper cable," continued Greig.
The PMC-1000BT will be available for shipment in February, 2000. Drivers for Windows NT 4.0 and VxWorks 5.3 will also be available.

About SBS Technologies, Inc., Modular I/O
SBS Technologies, Inc., Modular I/O designs, manufactures and markets modular I/O solutions using mezzanine standards such as IndustryPack®, PCoMIP, and PMC for PCI, CompactPCI, VME, ISA, STD32, PC/104 and stand-alone embedded platforms. Currently, over 125 SBS Technologies I/O modules are available for digital I/O, analog I/O, data communications, motion control, field bus, temperature measurement and graphics controller applications.

SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components that perform a broad range of functions. SBS embedded computer components are used in a variety of applications, such as communications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation, in the commercial and aerospace markets. SBS product lines include CPU boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, bus interconnection products, expansion units, real-time networks, telemetry boards, data acquisition software and industrial-grade computers.

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