SBS Technologies, Inc., Connectivity Products Announces High-Availability CompactPCI Expansion Systems


<li>3U & 6U 64-bit CompactPCI expansion<li>Throughput up to 266 MB/s<li>Redundant and hot swappable power supplies and fans<li>Software accessible health monitoring</li>

SBS Technologies, Inc., Connectivity Products is pleased to announce its new family of high-availability CompactPCI expansion units designed to provide Telco servers with I/O expansion capabilities through the addition of seven CompactPCI slots. Two versions of the high-availability expansion systems will be available: a 3U model and a 6U model. Each high-availability CompactPCI expansion system includes either seven 3U or seven 6U CompactPCI slots in an industrial 19-inch, rack mount enclosure, a 3U or 6U host card, a 5-meter flexible round cable and a manual. &8220;With today&8217;s processing power, most servers can benefit from additional I/O expansion slots allowing more I/O cards to be used from a single host,&8221; said David Greig, Vice President, SBS Technologies Computer Group. &8220;Our new generation of expansion systems is designed to lower overall system cost by increasing the number of CompactPCI slots while reducing the need for additional servers.&8221; Features Both 3U and 6U CompactPCI models provide low latency and throughput up to 266 MB/s. Each system comes complete with a manual, 5-meter flexible round cable and an alarm panel that monitors fan speed, fan failure, voltage levels, power failure, and temperature. This health data can also be monitored via software. The 3U system includes a 3U CompactPCI host card and a 5U height industrial 19-inch rack mount enclosure that houses:

  • Seven-slot 64-bit/33 MHz 3U CompactPCI backplane
  • Dual redundant front-access hot swappable 150W power supplies
  • Six redundant, hot swappable front-access fans.
  • The 6U system includes a 6U CompactPCI host card and an 8U height industrial 19-inch rack mount enclosure that houses:
  • Seven-slot 64 bit/33 MHz 6U CompactPCI backplane
  • Dual redundant front-access hot swappable 300W power supplies
  • Six redundant, hot swappable front-access fans.
  • SBS high-availability expansion systems are FCC Class A approved, CE Marked, and recognized under the component program of Underwriters Laboratories. They are also designed to meet NEBS level 3 specifications. Price and Availability Both high-availability CompactPCI expansion systems will be available late second quarter of 2000. The 3U version lists for $6260. The 6U version is priced at $8636. A PCI to PCI high-availability expansion system designed to address the needs of computer telephony will also be available. Price and availability to be announced at a later date. About SBS Connectivity Products SBS Technologies, Inc., Connectivity Products is the premiere provider of high-performance and reliable bus connectivity products that include bus bridges, bus expansion units, and real-time coherent memory networks designed to operate in the most demanding applications. SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading designer and manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components for CompactPCI, VME, embedded PC and custom standalone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) boards, WAN I/O modules, industrial I/O modules, avionics modules and analyzers, bus interconnection products, expansion units, real-time networks, telemetry boards, data acquisition software, and industrial-grade computers. SBS embedded computer components are used in a variety of applications, such as telecommunications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation. For information on SBS Technologies, Inc., Connectivity Products, contact 1284 Corporate Center Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55121-1245; Phone: (651) 905-4700; Fax: (651) 905-4701; Email: info@sbs-cp.com; Web site: www.sbs.com.
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