SBE selects TimeSys for embedded Linux

6/26/2002 - SBE Inc., (NASDAQ: SBEI), a leading supplier of high performance OEM communications solutions, announced that it has entered into a partnership with TimeSys, naming them as the exclusive embedded Linux distribution provider for the SBE HighWire product family. TimeSys Corporation and SBE will jointly supply a complete Linux development environment for engineers building the next generation of networking solutions.

"The telecommunications and data communications markets are among the most demanding consumers of high performance technology," said TimeSys CEO Larry Weidman. "The partnership between SBE and TimeSys provides a superior development solution for companies building some of the most advanced systems in the world."

"The process scheduling and interrupt processing enhancements offered in the TimeSys GPL kernel enable the deterministic responsiveness required for true carrier class communications," said Dan Grey, senior vice president of sales and marketing for SBE. "By combining SBE's modular HighWire core processing platforms with the real time extensible TimeSys GPL kernel and development tools, developers have tremendous flexibility in expediting time-to-market," Grey concluded.

In a collaborative effort, SBE and TimeSys have teamed to provide the high-performance and modularity of the HighWire carrier-class core processing platform with the scalable computing power of TimeSys Linux GPL and cross-platform development tools. The HighWire 400c/M and HW400p/M are high-performance telecom solutions based on CompactPCI and PCI architectures, with modular PMC and PTMC interfaces. TimeSys Linux GPL consists of a powerful, fully featured, preemptible Linux kernel and all other modules needed to extend a standard Linux distribution to support the predictable, extremely low-latency response requirements of today's telecommunication systems.

About TimeSys
TimeSys is a pioneer and leader in Embedded Linux and Java development technologies. Its products allow design engineers to leverage the power, flexibility and reliability of a new class of development tools for advanced embedded systems for a variety of markets and applications, covering the complete performance range from non-real-time to deterministic hard real-time, using both open-source and proprietary technologies. TimeSys was the first to create a reservation technology that guarantees system response, even in overloaded systems. TimeSys solutions offer completely predictable and fast response time performance. For more information about TimeSys, please visit, email to, or call 1-888-432-TIME.

About SBE
Based in San Ramon, California, SBE designs and sells products to meet the needs of traditional and converged telecommunication markets. SBE products are designed for incorporation within carrier-grade computer systems and integrated into signaling, switching and routing networks. They include SS7/AIN controllers for switch manufacturers, WAN interface adapters for network servers, and high-speed communications controllers for wireless and data messaging applications.

SBE is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SBEI) with products sold world-wide through direct sales, OEM and System Integration partners. For more information, visit the company's web site at

For more information, contact:
Maureen Halley, (925) 355-7699

Greg Holt, (412) 471-2908 ext. 110

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