SBS Technologies® Introduces Seven Rugged COTS Systems Chassis

These rugged 3U and 6U off-the shelf chassis are fully customizable per customer requirements

  • All chassis supplied with a backplane, power supply, I/O wiring and necessary connectors
  • Available with VME or CompactPCI® backplanes for 3U or 6U COTS boards
  • Standard backplane technology enables COTS-based application solutions.
  • SBS Technologies offers a total system approach with one of the most comprehensive portfolio of embedded products in the industry and a single point of contact for system design
  • Nuremberg, Germany (February 14, 2006) ─ Today at the Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, SBS Technologies®, (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded computer solutions, expands their already extensive line of rugged systems and enclosures by announcing seven rugged systems chassis. These ruggedized COTS chassis are designed to support SBS systems that will be deployed in harsh environments like submarine and naval applications, sonar and radar systems, land based and avionic and aerospace systems in combat ground vehicles and UAVs. Because all of these systems chassis use standard backplane technology like CompactPCI and VME, customers can choose just the right embedded COTS boards for their customized designs and quickly field their applications. Using its systems engineering expertise, SBS Technologies is able to customize a rugged system based on specific customer requirements and qualifications, whether it's built from scratch or based on existing solutions. All elements of a system (chassis plus payload boards) can be designed, integrated and tested through SBS Technologies' know-how, providing a single point of contact for the customer for the completed system. "SBS Technologies is one of the very few companies possessing the capability to engineer such highly customized COTS systems solutions", said Adrian Bernhard, Managing Director, European Operations. "SBS is an ideal partner for rugged system delivery because all system parts –from chassis to backplane, power supply to I/O wiring, SBCs and I/O boards to OS support and customer acceptance tests – are designed and delivered from one single source." SBS rugged systems chassis are ready for system customization and include the 3 slot 3U conduction-cooled RCBC03, 3 slot 3U conduction-cooled RCBC03 with fastening footpads, 3 slot 6U conduction-cooled RCCC03, 7 slot 6U conduction-cooled RCFC07, 8 slot conduction-cooled 6U RCFC08, 12 slot ATR conduction-cooled 6U RCFC12, and the 17 slot convection-cooled 6U RCFA17 chassis. In keeping with environmental policies, RoHS versions will be made available. Pricing and Availability: Available now, contact SBS Technologies for system pricing. # # # 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 and product capabilities, and competitive leadership. 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. 505.796.1717 European Contact Anthony O'Sullivan +49 8215034-171