SBS Technologies Introduces New AdvancedMC WAN I/O Module for OC-3 ATM Telecommunication Networks

<b><i>Telum™ 1004-O3 AdvancedMC™ ATM module offers 4 full-duplex OC-3 ATM ports</i></b>

  • 4 OC-3 ports with 155Mbps per port line speed
  • AdvancedMC (AMC) full-height with x4 PCI Express interface
  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
  • Automatic Protection Switching (APS)
  • 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 1004-O3 AdvancedMC ATM module. The 4-port Telum 1004-O3 AdvancedMC is a high performance, single wide, full height, PICMG® AMC.1 compliant ATM adapter featuring a front 4-port full duplex OC-3 interface, and is intended for high availability Telecom applications. "SBS has been a leader with our modular networking products and this product is a natural extension of those products," said Rubin Dhillon, Vice President of SBS Communications products. "Because this Telum product includes a DDK compatible with the SBS WANic and Maxim 1000 product families, we are enabling existing customers to adopt new architectures like AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA. These new open system platforms offer significant advantages over historical platforms, and our WAN products will help to make their deployment a reality." The Telum 1004-O3 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 1004-O3 features Automatic Protection Switching (APS) and supports initiation time requirements as required in Bellcore Standard GR-253-CORE. If a network failure condition is detected, a network port can be shut down and network termination switched to a second port. This APS function can be performed automatically or under host control to ensure high availability of services. The Telum 1004-O3 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 1004-O3 is hot swappable and field-replaceable in accordance with AdvancedMC specification AMC.1. The Telum 1004-O3 supports Microsoft® 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 1004-O3 is US$2,057. # # # 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; research and development successes in developing AdvancedMC WAN products for Advanced TCA; allocation of research and development efforts 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