SBS Technologies, Inc. Unveils 12-Port Hot Swap Controller for T1/E1 Telecommunications Applications

SBS Technologies, Inc. Communications Group (Nasdaq: SBSE) a leader in high-performance OEM telecommunications platforms and subsystems, today introduced the hot swap enabled ARIES 680 line of 6U CompactPCI® WAN adapters for telecommunications applications. Providing full hot swap compliance per PICMG 2.1 R1.0, ARIES 680 is designed for voice and data applications requiring CTbus, T1 and E1 interfaces. Configured with on-board CSU/DSUs, the ARIES 680 Line supports 4, 8 or 12 software selectable T1/E1 interfaces, an RS-232 console port, and an H.110 interface controller. Each T1/E1 interface can be configured as channelized or unchannelized supporting up to 384 HDLC channels of data. "The ARIES 680 is engineered to offer versatility and high-density in demanding telecommunications applications requiring robust performance," remarks Dan Grey, Vice President of Sales, SBS Technologies Communications Group. "Our extensive WAN offerings are now further enhanced with the cost-efficient ARIES 680, thus demonstrating SBS' continued commitment to the evolving needs of our OEM customers." The ARIES 680 is capable of hosting two personality modules. Each module can be a PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) or a Custom Personality Card (CPC). CPC cards provide access to the local TDM, and peripheral I/O buses. This allows the system to utilize inexpensive CPCs to target a specific set of applications, such as ATM or Voice over IP. The high-density I/O option for the ARIES 680 is made available through a rear panel transition module. An optional MPC860P CPU can be implemented for maintaining and monitoring T1/E1 and H.110 interfaces. The ARIES 680 can also be configured for extended TDM (Time Division Mulitplexer) routing for applications requiring voice connectivity. VxWorks® and Linux® driver support is available with the ARIES 680. Pricing and Availability The 12-port version of the ARIES 680 Line is currently available. OEM volume pricing for the 12-port T1/E1 card and transition module is $3,565 USD. For more detailed pricing and availability information on ARIES 680 products, please contact our OEM sales team at (888) SBS-COMM or via e-mail at About SBS Technologies Communications Group SBS Technologies Communications Group designs, manufactures and markets high-performance OEM telecommunications platforms and subsystems that provide complete WAN interface and enabling communications software protocol support for the CompactPCI, PMC and PCI markets. SBS' OEM telecommunications platforms target fault-tolerant capability and feature leading edge CPUs as well as WAN interfaces supporting T1/E1, HSSI, DS3/E3, OC3 and POS. Based on the PowerPC™ and Pentium® CPU architecture, these OEM platforms enable the convergence of voice, video and data via protocols such as PPP, Frame Relay, ATM and SS7. SBS provides a broad array of OEM subsystem telecommunications products for CompactPCI, PMC and PCI ranging from stand-alone single board computers and WAN adapters scaling the bandwidth spectrum to chassis and industrial enclosures. SBS Communications Group's reputation for proven technology, innovative products and dedicated OEM support has led to an established customer base that includes telecommunications equipment leaders such as Nokia, Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks, Motorola, Network Associates, IBM and NetScout Systems. More information on SBS Communications Group and its extensive range of telecommunications products is available at ABOUT SBS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading designer and manufacturer of open-architecture, standard bus embedded computer components that system designers can easily utilize to create a custom solution specific to the user's unique application. SBS embedded computer components are used in OEM applications such as telecommunications base stations and routers, medical imaging machines, automation and control equipment, and aerospace devices. SBS product lines include CPU boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, computer interconnection and expansion units, and complete computer systems. Statements in this press release regarding SBS Technologies, Inc. and its business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements," including explicit statements regarding product availability and applications, and implicit suggestions regarding the market potential of our business and expectations of future orders. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. For information about risks and uncertainties that could affect the accuracy of the forward-looking statements, please refer to SBS Technologies' filings with the SEC, including SBS' Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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