SBS Technologies, Inc. Introduces Scalable PCI Channelized DS3 Network Access Controller

SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leader in high-performance OEM telecommunications platforms and (WAN) subsystems, today introduced the WANic 900, a single or dual port scalable PCI channelized DS3 to H.100 Network Access Controller. The WANic 900 brings 28 DS1s to the H.100 bus interface and provides flexible mapping of Common Channel Signaling (CCS) and Channel Associated Signaling (CAS) over H.100. The WANic 900 is designed to target demanding applications such as CTI/VoIP/VoATM servers, integrated access devices (IADs), signaling gateways and test equipment. "The introduction of the WANic 900 securely positions SBS as an innovator in the CTI/VoIP arena with a versatile offering our OEM customers can implement in emerging VoIP applications," comments Dale Dhillon, vice president of marketing, SBS Communications Group. "We will continue to satisfy the OEM convergence market through cutting edge, scaleable technology". The CompactPCI version of this product, ARIES 900, will be available in Q4 2001. Offering increased density, the ARIES 900 features three channelized DS3 interfaces or a single channelized OC-3 interface. The ARIES 900 will also feature PTMC mezzanine interfaces that allow for the installation of CCS controllers for termination of ISDN, SS7 and DTMF signaling controllers. "SBS has established a reputation as a leader in the OEM WAN marketplace through strategic product development," comments Tina Stewart, vice president product marketing and business development, Sniffer Technologies. "We have a history of successfully implementing SBS products and expect the WANic and ARIES 900 to be well received by the marketplace." Software Support The 900 product line is available with a comprehensive API which is accessible through a Driver Development Kit (DDK) for host driver development. Driver support includes Windows NT®, VxWorks®, Linux and popular versions of UNIX. Pricing and Availability List pricing for the WANic 900 begins at $3,799. For more detailed pricing and availability information, please contact the SBS sales team at (888) SBS-COMM or via e-mail at