SBS Technologies, Inc. Partners With Steeplechase To Offer Industrial Automation Software
SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) today announced a partnership with Steeplechase Software, Inc. to incorporate Steeplechase's industrial automation software in SBS' full line of Intel-based VMEbus and CompactPCI processor boards and PC-5 industrial compact DIN Rail Mounted Pentium PC. SBS Technologies, through its Embedded Computers operation, will provide the driver technology that will allow Steeplechase to have access to I/O devices, including those offered by SBS Technologies' Modular I/O operation, on both the VME and CompactPCI buses. "SBS builds high performance, open-architecture industrial embedded computers, as well as VME and CompactPCI systems, which are well suited for our NT platform applications and industrial environment," said Mike Klein, CEO of Steeplechase. "Customers who need a cost effective control solution will receive a great value with this product line." "We are pleased to partner with the world leader in PC-based control software and jointly offer a solution for both customers who need distributed control and the high volume cost-sensitive OEMs," said Christopher J. Amenson, Chairman and CEO of SBS Technologies, Inc. This partnership marries the productivity tools of the Steeplechase Visual Logic Controller&8482; (VLC©) and the hardware expertise of SBS Technologies' VMEbus and CompactPCI processor boards. The alliance also incorporates the VLC on SBS Technologiesí PC-5 industrial compact DIN Rail Mounted Pentium PC for a best-of-class cost effective application solution. ABOUT SBS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. SBS Technologies, Inc., Embedded Computers designs and manufactures state-of-the-art industrial computing technology, including X86 based designs on VMEbus and CompactPCI with commercial, industrial and ruggedized configurations. These designs offer embedded computing solutions for real-time control, simulation, operator interface, factory automation and many other similar applications. SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) is a leading manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components for VME, CompactPCI, embedded PC and custom standalone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, bus interconnection products, expansion units, real-time networks, telemetry boards, data acquisition software, DIN-rail embedded PCs, and industrial-grade computers. SBS Technologies' 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. For news releases, product and other information, visit the SBS Web site at www.sbs.com ABOUT STEEPLECHASE SOFTWARE, INC. Steeplechase Software, Inc. is the undisputed leader in PC-based logic control according to Automation Research Corporation (ARC). Founded in 1993 by veterans of the PLC industry, Steeplechase provides productivity-based control solutions to industry-leading companies by providing the tools and methodologies to cut control system design, installation and launch times, and lower machine downtime. For more information visit www.steeplechase.com. Certain of the foregoing information are forward-looking statements regarding the future events or the future financial performance of SBS Technologies, Inc. which are subject to risks and uncertainties. SBS Technologiesí actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors. These factors include inaccurate assumptions and a broad variety of other risks and uncertainties, including some that are known and some that are not. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Although it is not possible to predict or identify all of those factors, they may include: general business and economic conditions; customer acceptance of and demand for SBS Technologies' new products; SBS Technologies' overall ability to design, test and introduce new products on a timely basis; the cyclical nature of the markets addressed by SBS Technologies' products; and the risk factors listed from time to time in documents filed by SBS Technologies with the Securities and Exchange Commission.