SBS Technologies Introduces 10-port 3U CompactPCI Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch

<b><i>CP3-GESW12M3 Gigabit switch brings high-speed network connectivity and comprehensive Layer-2 and Layer-3 protocol support for commercial, telecom and military applications</i></b>

  • 10-port 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet Layer-2 switching and Layer-3 routing
  • Built-in test (BIT) for board self diagnostics
  • Rugged version, conduction cooled and air cooled versions conform to VITA 47 Specification classes ECC1, ECC2, ECC3, ECC4, EAC1, EAC2, EAC3, EAC4 , EAC5, and EAC6
  • Economical air-cooled version for non-rugged applications
  • Albuquerque, NM (May 31, 2005) – SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBSE): Today, SBS Technologies, Inc. continued its role as an embedded computer market leader by introducing two 3U 10-port CompactPCI® Gigabit Ethernet switches for commercial temperature conditions and a conduction-cooled version for rugged, heat-sensitive environments. The CP3-GESW12M3, CP-GESW12M3R and CP3-GESW12M3N 10-port switches offer cost-effective high-speed network connectivity for both commercial and environmentally challenging military applications. Designed for flexible Layer-2 switching and Layer-3 IP network routing, these managed Gigabit Ethernet switch boards require no host intervention or software drivers, resulting in easy installation and use. The switch can be managed using SSH CLI or Telnet via the RS-232 serial interface or by HTTP or SNMP over Ethernet. "These high-speed Gigabit switches perform all Layer-2 Ethernet switching functions and run Layer-3 routing protocols including OSPF, BGP-4, IP Multicasting and QoS. Such comprehensive protocol support brings Ethernet connectivity to a wide range of challenging applications," said Bill Molyneux, Vice President of SBS General Purpose I/O Products. "All three of these switches offer system designers versatility. SBS has taken a leadership role in conforming the rugged versions of this card to 10 different VITA 47 rugged levels, which specify shock, vibration, altitude, and temperature," continued Molyneux. The switch's extensive built-in test (BIT) functionality enables managers to conveniently test the switch remotely while it is still installed in the system. The BIT feature provides three test modes: Power On, which is run immediately following a power on reset, Background, which is run while the switch is operating and does not interfere with normal switch activity, and Commanded mode for more extensive testing. About the convection-cooled CP3-GESW12M3 Compatible with 3U CompactPCI slots, the CP3-GESW12M3 is designed to give a developer connect-and-go functionality. It connects only to the power and hot swap signals, is operating system independent and does not require host CPU intervention. Ethernet 10BaseT, 100BaseTX and 1000BaseT physical interfaces are supported. About the conduction-cooled CP3-GESW12M3N The conduction-cooled CP3-GESW12M3N delivers the same ease-of-use, features and functionality as the CP3-GESW12M3 plus enhanced environmental protection with conduction cooling. This switch has an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. About the ruggedized CP3-GESW12M3R The ruggedized CP3-GESW12M3R delivers the same ease-of-use, features and functionality as the CP3-GESW12M3 plus enhanced environmental protection with ruggedization and convection cooling. This switch has an extended operating temperature range of -40°C to +70°C. Price and Availability: Available now, the CP3-GESW12M3 is priced at US$3900, the CP3-GESW12M3R is priced at US$5200 and the CP3-GESW12M3N is priced at US$5850. # # # About SBS Technologies SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE), founded in 1986, designs and builds a wide range of standard and customized embedded computer products. Our products include processor boards, input/output modules, networking devices, and complete computer systems. Our products are used in many industries, including telecommunications, medical electronics, industrial automation and defense. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales and support offices in six countries. More information on SBS is available at Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. This new product announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning SBS Technologies, Inc.’s product strategy, technology capability, competitive leadership and product versatility and capabilities. These statements reflect the perspectives and expectations of SBS management as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risk factors, including sales and product strategy within SBS; the impact of rapid technological and market change; and other risk factors listed from time to time in the SBS SEC reports, including those listed under "Risk Factors" in the SBS Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports. Sales Contact 505.875.0600 Media Contact Herb Bethoney SBS Technologies, Inc. 505.875.0600 European Contact Anthony O'Sullivan +49 8215034-171