SBS Technologies, Inc. Unveils New Products to European Market at SYSCOMMS 98

... Industrial-grade rackmount enclosures and ruggedized portable computers<BR> ... Broadcast MEMORY<BR> ... PC&middot;MIP standard<BR>

SBS Technologies, Inc. announced that it will unveil a full array of standard bus embedded computer components at SysComms 98 Conference and Exhibition on March 25-26, 1998, in Geneva, Switzerland. Products previewed at the Conference include industrial-grade rackmount enclosures and ruggedized portable computers, Broadcast MEMORY, and the PC&8226;MIP standard. All products are represented by SBS Computer Group located in Swallowfield near Reading, England. "SysComms 98 gives us the perfect opportunity to unveil our extensive line of industrial-grade and embedded computer components to the European market," said Steve Cooper, President and Chief Operating Officer of SBS. "We've established an SBS Computer Group sales office in Swallowfield, England, to allow us to immediately respond to both our European customers and distributors." Industrial-grade rackmount and ruggedized portable computers SBS will showcase its line of industrial-grade enclosures and ruggedized portable computers targeted at the industrial, telecommunications, scientific, and military markets. Most system enclosures contain passive backplanes that allow the addition of up to 20 ISA and PCI cards. These products are often customized to meet the needs of particular OEM applications. Broadcast MEMORY Broadcast MEMORY is a real-time networking product that connects multiple PCI and CompactPCI nodes through a central hub. Broadcast MEMORY is unique in that it allows a common memory to be shared between up to 144 nodes. When any node writes into the shared memory, that data is broadcast to each node's memory such that all nodes, including the transmitting node, are updated simultaneously. Likewise, interrupts are received at all selected nodes simultaneously. When multiple writes or interrupts are transmitted at the same time, all nodes are updated simultaneously and in the same sequence. Each node reads data from its own local copy of the memory. PC&8226;MIP Standard PC&8226;MIP is the first high-density international mezzanine standard currently under development. Mezzanine modules are small daughter cards mounted on top of a larger main board which often carries a CPU. Mezzanines are used to implement a wide variety of I/O, memory, and interface functions. Mezzanines are particularly popular as a way of adding flexibility and options to VMEbus and embedded processors. In recent years the wide variety of company proprietary mezzanines have given way to two successful mezzanine standards; IndustryPacks (IP) and M-modules. A key difference between these two existing standards is that M-modules use front-panel I/O while IP modules use a flexible bus-independent I/O structure. Both M-modules and IP modules use 10-year, predominantly 16 bit host interfaces. PC&8226;MIP uses a modern, fast, 32-bit PCI-bus as the host interface. PC&8226;MIP will support either front-panel I/O or bus independent flexible I/O structures. Up to six PC&8226;MIP modules fit on one CompactPCI or VME host board. About SBS Technologies, Inc. SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) is a leading manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components that perform a broad range of functions. SBS product lines include CPU boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, interconnection and expansion units, telemetry boards, data acquisition software, and industrial computers. 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. For news releases, product and other information, visit the SBS Web site at