SBS Technologies Introduces New AdvancedMC WAN I/O Module for OC-12 ATM Telecommunication Networks

<b><i>Telum™ 1001 O-12 AdvancedMC® ATM module offers full-duplex OC-12 ATM advanced features</i></b>

  • One OC-12 port with 622Mbps full duplex line speed
  • AdvancedMC (AMC) full-height with x4 PCI Express interface
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
  • Automatic Protection Switching (APS) for line failure switch-over
  • Chicago, IL (June 7, 2005) – Today, at SuperComm® 2005, SBS Technologies® (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leading designer and manufacturer of modular communication solutions, continues its role as an embedded telecommunications industry market leader by introducing the Telum 1001-O12 AdvancedMC ATM module. The Telum 1001-O12 AdvancedMC is a high performance, single wide, full height, PICMG® AMC.1 compliant ATM adapter featuring a front I/O full duplex OC-12 interface and is intended for high availability Telecom applications. "Our Telum 1001-O12 AdvancedMC ATM I/O product supports features that allow the end-customer to maintain continuous communication services despite a port failure or the need to replace a module that has failed or requires service," said Rubin Dhillon, Vice President of SBS Communications products. "This Telum product includes a DDK compatible with the SBS WANic and Maxim 1000 product family as well as support for Carrier Grade Linux®. Both of these software features will improve time-to-market for our customers." The Telum 1001-O12 uses the PCI Express Bus to communicate with the host processor on an Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA®) system as well as other architectures. This AdvancedMC module complies with ATM Forum UNI 3.1 and TM 4.0 and is based on an advanced ATM Segmentation and Reassembly (SAR) Controller designed to optimize the PCI Express Bus interface. The Telum 1001-O12 supports one full duplex OC-12 port for protocol data unit sizes as small as two cells. An optional Automatic Protection Switching (APS) port is available. The APS feature supports line failure switch-over. If the primary optical connection is lost, control circuitry on this module can automatically switch the data path to a secondary physical layer device which is attached to a redundant optical connection. The switch-over is transparent and the end-customer does not lose communication services. The Telum 1001-O12 uses an Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) subsystem to initialize board level parameters, monitor board voltage and temperature conditions, maintain system status, and manage hot swap operation. A microcontroller is used as the IPMI intelligence and connects to the AdvancedTCA System Management bus and the local PCI Express Bridge device. The Telum 1001-O12 is hot swappable and field-replaceable in accordance with AdvancedMC specification AMC.1. The Telum 1001-O12 supports Windows® 2000/XP, standard Carrier Grade Linux® and VxWorks® operating systems and ships with compatible drivers. Price and Availability: Available now, OEM pricing for the Telum 1001-O12 starts at US$1,713. # # # About SBS Technologies® SBS Technologies, Inc. (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 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