SBS Technologies Introduces AdvancedMC Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card

  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports accessible through the front panel
  • x4 PCI Express bus
  • TCP CRC calculation and segmentation offloading
  • VxWorks®, Linux®, Microsoft® Windows® and other drivers available
  • Chicago, IL (June 7, 2005) ─ Today at SuperComm® 2005, SBS Technologies® (NASDAQ: SBSE), a leading provider of one of the broadest lines of data and communications mezzanine modules in the embedded telecommunications industry, announced the Telum GE-QT Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC) Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card. The single-width, full-height Telum GE-QT is compliant with PICMG®'s AMC.1 specification for AdvancedMC. The Telum GE-QT is a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedMC card providing high bandwidth and high port density. It is ideal for adding Ethernet capability to AdvancedTCA telecommunication platforms and other platforms with AdvancedMC slots that require additional Ethernet links. This single-width, full-height AdvancedMC form factor card offers greater design flexibility and maximizes port density on the carrier card or host board. "The Telum GE-QT AdvancedMC Ethernet card will allow system developers to take advantage of Gigabit Ethernet performance when adding network connectivity to their AdvancedTCA and AdvancedMC systems," said Bill Molyneux, Vice President and General Manager of SBS General Purpose I/O Products. "This card is a perfect choice as the Ethernet network component for the SBS AMC-7S-CHASSIS AdvancedMC rackmount system." The card uses a x4 PCI Express bus as the data bus and conforms to the AMC.1 specification. To reduce host CPU utilization, the AdvancedMC Ethernet controller supports TCP CRC and segmentation offloading. The Ethernet network interface complies with IEEE 802.3 specification and supports 10BaseT, 100BaseTX and 1000BaseT modes over CAT-5 or better twisted pair cable. Each Ethernet port on the Telum GE-QT features auto-negotiation and automatic MDI/MDIX switchover enabling greater compatibility with existing devices and infrastructure. Both full and half-duplex modes are supported. Telum GE-QT implements an IPMI controller as defined in the AdvancedMC standard. This controller provides access to an on-board temperature sensor enabling voltage level and advanced thermal monitoring. Price and Availability: Available now, OEM pricing for the Telum GE-QT is US$594. # # # 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, including product breadth, 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 processor modules for Advanced TCA; 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