SBS Technoloiges, Inc., Industrial Computers Introduces Model FTU-1-AXI, Its First Sun© Microsystems UltraSPARC™ Integrated System

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SBS Technologies, Inc., Industrial Computers (formerly SBS Micro Alliance) announces Model FTU-1-AXI, its first Sun Microsystems integrated UltraSPARC&8482; system. The Model FTU-1-AXI provides an ideal combination of reliability, scalability, and performance by combining Sun's highly-acclaimed SPARC technology with SBS' award-winning fault tolerant platform. The FTU-1-AXI was designed and built for high performance, mission critical applications such as telephony servers, network servers, industrial workstations, and military imaging. However, the platform is easily tailored for an end-user's particular needs with custom logos, labels, special paint, and mechanical design. Plus, there is no engineering charge for orders with an OEM commitment. "We are committed to providing our customers with a top quality, high performance, and highly reliable system. In our fast-paced world, down-time is never an option," states Ed Larson, VP of Sales & Marketing. "That is why we decided to integrate Sun's powerful and robust SPARCengine motherboards into the Model FTU-1-AXI. The combination of the high performance SPARCengine Ultra AX© motherboard and Solaris&8482; operating system integrated within our rugged, fault tolerant 5U enclosure, makes a powerful product offering." Price and Availability
The FTU-1-AXI with a 300MHz UltraSPARC II© processor and 128MB of memory is priced from $5,995 (list) and is available for delivery in four weeks. Features
The Sun&8482; Microsystems ATX form factor motherboard, SPARCengine Ultra AX©, was designed for high performance applications, including communications, networking, and imaging. It supports 1GB of error checking and correcting (ECC) memory, on-board dual channel ultra-wide SCSI, on-board 10/100Mbit Ethernet, and six PCI slots. The UltraSPARC II© processor modules are easily upgradeable, ranging from 270MHz to 360MHz. An Advance System Monitoring (ASM) device provides intelligent fault detection to increase uptime and manageability. In addition, the Model FTU-1-AXI enclosure comes standard with seven front accessible drive bays, dual 300W hot swappable power supplies, five cooling fans/filters for positive pressure, filtered cooling, a shock-absorbing card hold down bracket, and a configurable rear I/O panel. The front panel is equipped with a recessed power switch and reset switch, system power and hard drive LEDs and keyboard connection. All switches and drive bays are located behind the front panel doors providing environmental protection as well as security. The blank center control panel can be customized with system indicator lights or SBS' Model ALM-100 environmental alarm status monitor for enhanced fault tolerance. It is also SNMP-ready for fault monitoring over a LAN or WAN. About SBS Technologies, Inc., Industrial Computers
SBS Technologies, Inc., Industrial Computers specializes in the design and manufacture of rugged, special-purpose PC and CompactPCI industrial and military computers, enclosures and turnkey systems. It offers a variety of CPU boards and system enclosures, including rackmount, benchtop, workstation and portable systems. Most PC systems contain passive backplanes with up to 20 ISA or PCI/ISA slots. In addition, customer-furnished products (hardware and software) can be integrated into the systems to meet the needs of particular OEM applications. SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE) is a leading manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components for VME, CompactPCI, embedded PC and custom standalone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, bus interconnection products, expansion units, real-time networks, telemetry boards, data acquisition software, and industrial-grade computers. SBS embedded computer components are used in a variety of applications, such as communications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation, in the commercial and aerospace markets. For more information, contact SBS Technologies, Inc., Industrial Computers, 5791 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, CA 92008; Toll Free: (888) 598-8111; Fax: (760) 438-6900; email:; web site:

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