SBS Technologies Teams with Motorola to Deliver Next Generation High Density I/O for Motorola's PXP Platform
SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) today announced it is teaming with Motorola Computer Group, a business unit of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), to provide a high-speed 6U WAN packet processor, ARIES 2000IP, to be designed for Motorola's PXP2000 platform. "SBS' development of the ARIES 2000IP for the PXP platform enhances its appeal as a comprehensive OEM telecommunications platform," comments Tom McKearney, vice president and director of marketing for Motorola Computer Group's telecommunications business unit. "SBS brings significant expertise in high-speed, modular WAN technology that will benefit Motorola's OEM customers worldwide." "The ARIES 2000IP allows Motorola to take advantage of a WAN packet processor that not only offers unprecedented performance through its 66 MHz/64-bit architecture but also allows for a rich set of high-density interfaces," states Charlie Tompkins, Chief Technology Officer for SBS Technologies. "Integrating the ARIES 2000IP into Motorola's PXP series of high-speed platforms clearly differentiates Motorola in the OEM telecommunications market." The ARIES 2000IP applies SBS' open platform architecture, leveraging a high-performance 66 MHz local PCI bus with dedicated packet buffer and dual PMC sites capable of hosting a multitude of high-density interfaces ranging from T1/E1 to multiple OC-3. Coupling the ARIES 2000IP with Motorola's PXP family of high-speed platforms allows Motorola to address high bandwidth OEM telecommunications applications including media servers, optical switches, signaling gateways and integrated access devices (IADs). As a result of its switched IP-based architecture, the PXP development platform allows OEMs to maximize IP throughtput to near line speed for next generation networks. The PXP helps to provide a multi-layer switch router, offering scalability and a distributed mesh architecture using 100BaseT Ethernet. This performance yields approximately 10 times the capacity of H.110-based systems. Addressing critical time-to-market issues, the ARIES 2000IP offers Motorola's PXP OEM customers access to a comprehensive Board Support Package (BSP) as well as seamless integration of communication software protocols. The modularity of the ARIES 2000IP provides OEMs a rich mix of PMC WAN options with rear I/O transition interfaces. The ARIES 2000IP is planned for release in the third quarter of 2001. About SBS Technologies, Inc. SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE) is a leading designer and manufacturer of open-architecture, standard bus embedded computer components that system designers can easily utilize to create a custom solution specific to the user's unique application. SBS embedded computer components are used in OEM applications such as telecommunications base stations and routers, medical imaging machines, automation and control equipment, and aerospace devices. SBS product lines include CPU boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, computer interconnection and expansion units, and complete computer systems. Statements in this press release regarding SBS Technologies, Inc. and its business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements," including explicit statements regarding product availability and applications, and implicit suggestions regarding the market potential of our business and expectations of future orders. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. For information about risks and uncertainties that could affect the accuracy of the forward-looking statements, please refer to SBS Technologies' filings with the SEC, including SBS' Annual Report on Form 10-K. About Motorola Motorola Computer Group (MCG) is a business unit of the Motorola Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS). MCG is the world''s leading supplier of B2B embedded computing platforms for telecommunications, network storage, imaging, medical equipment, and semiconductor production and test equipment applications, with core competencies in services and training, design, manufacturing, and systems integration capabilities. IESS is a leading provider of advanced electronic products and systems for customers integrating electronics into their products. Motorola IESS solutions provide the brains-the DigitalDNA™-that make electronic systems simpler, safer, smarter and more synchronized. www.motorola.com/computer. Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2000 were $37.6 billion.
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