- SBS and TelTron agree to a partnership to offer complete telemetry solutions
- SBS will directly sell select TelTron hardware and software products
- Products include the Digital Recorder System, Real-Time Telemetry Network Server, Master DDR Controller Software, Remote Command Interface
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2003-- SBS Technologies(R) (Nasdaq:SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, today announced a partnership with TelTron Telemetry Systems Corporation, the premier supplier of integrated, ground-based telemetry systems for missile, test range, laboratory, and flight test environments. Under the agreement, SBS will continue to supply TelTron with embedded components that are an integral part of the company's telemetry systems. In turn, TelTron will allow SBS to purchase and resell its full product line of integrated telemetry systems to its own customers, many of whom are prime contractors or subcontractors for missile and flight test projects as well as other government agencies.
"The SBS/TelTron relationship has been on going for a long time, formalizing this relationship now brings two of the telemetry industry leaders together for the benefit of our customers," said Frank Willis, Vice President of Government Business Development for SBS Technologies. "SBS' involvement in the telemetry market goes back even further, with SBS selling telemetry components to that industry for more than a decade. Today, many of our customers have said they don't have the time to build their own systems from components -- they want fully integrated systems. To that end, our partnership with TelTron will enable SBS to offer those customers out-of-the-box telemetry systems for important Defense projects, and more."
"We have a strong commitment to SBS," said Randy Younger, President of TelTron. "We've chosen SBS embedded products for our telemetry systems because of the company's solid reputation in the telemetry market. And now we look forward to offering our mutual customers cutting-edge telemetry products, service, and support."
Typical Telemetry Applications
Telemetry solutions, which transmit data captured by instrumentation and measuring devices to a remote station where it is recorded and analyzed, are often high profile, government projects. TelTron telemetry systems are deployed by defense contractors to test, monitor, and perform launch "go/no-go" decisions. Some customers employ TelTron telemetry systems to process, reduce and distribute telemetry data throughout the project test and analysis community.
Board Level Products
Historically, SBS Technologies has designed and manufactured embedded board level products used in airborne and ground based telemetry systems, test laboratories and data centers. These products include PCM decommutators, bit synchronizers, PCM simulators, demodulators, L&S band receivers, single board computers, DataXpress Telemetry System Software, as well as other hardware and software necessary for demanding telemetry solutions. Customers can purchase SBS board-level products and integrate their system themselves, or utilize SBS' expertise in delivering a turnkey system level solution, ready for their application software.
Through the partnership with TelTron, SBS will now also offer fully integrated telemetry solutions, which includes the latest telemetry workstation from TelTron -- the TLM-4002 real-time telemetry processing system. With the TLM-4002, thousands of telemetry parameters can be converted into engineering units and sent to any number of remote terminals in real-time at the same time data is recorded to hard disk. Data extraction from recorded telemetry files is performed at high speed. The system comprises two new state-of-the-art decommutators, each with a bit-synchronizer, IRIG time code reader, and PCM simulator on a single slot 6U sized VME board. Four VME single board computers, each with its own local PCI bus for SCSI and 100-Base-T Ethernet, are used in the system. Each CPU's memory is dual port RAM that is shared across a VMEbus.
SBS will also offer the DDR-100, Digital Data Recorder System. This system provides cost effective telemetry data collection entirely in the digital domain. Master DDR Controller Software is available for users to monitor and control several DDR channels from one central location.
TelTron's Remote Command Interface (RCI) will also be available from SBS. The RCI is a program designed to receive messages over a network that trigger predetermined sequences of instructions. These Solutions, which use board level SBS products, provide new system level options for customers.
About TelTron Telemetry Systems Corporation
TelTron Telemetry Systems Corporation builds complete, high-performance telemetry ground systems for missile systems, test range, laboratory, and flight-test environments. TelTron is the primary telemetry systems supplier for the many government programs and subcontractors. Founded in 1997, TelTron is headquartered in Huntsville, AL. For more information about TelTron, visit www.teltron-systems.com
About SBS Technologies
SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBSE), founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to serve the commercial, communication, enterprise, and government markets. SBS products are integrated into a variety of applications, including communication networking, medical imaging, industrial automation, and military systems. The portfolio includes an extensive line of CPU boards, computer interconnections, avionics, telemetry, and fully integrated systems and enclosures. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at www.sbs.com
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