SBE's channelized T3 adapter selected for use in media gateway products

7/26/2002 - SBE Inc., (NASDAQ: SBEI), a leading supplier of high performance OEM communications solutions, today announced that its wanPTMC-256T3 module has been chosen by one of the largest OEM providers of Wide Area Network hardware and software platforms for deployment in their next generation networking solution.

The wanPTMC-256T3 is a PTMC CT Bus enabled, channelized T3 interface with an on board communications controller. It will be used in a Voice over IP Softswitch media gateway to provide connectivity between high-density T3 lines and the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), to offer a carrier-grade packet telephony solution.

SBE was selected in a formal product selection process based on its technology leadership, advanced product capabilities, and responsive technical support. SBE forecasts the revenue from this design win to be $500,000 to $1 million annually.

The VoIP market presents tremendous growth potential for technology developers in the near future. Insight Research Corporation (NJ) estimates that VoIP revenue in North America in 2001 was $2.8 billion, roughly 2% of the total carrier revenue. The firm predicts that world-wide packet telephony will grow to $98 billion by 2004. "Despite the current recession in the telecom sector, VoIP offers cost saving advantages for the corporate enterprise as well as residential end users," comments Dan Grey, senior vice president of sales and marketing for SBE. "This design win is evidence that companies are investing in new and contemporary technologies solving tomorrow's problems today."

SBE's communications products
SBE provides high performance, standards-based products for a wide range of applied computing applications. Our broad offering of WAN adapters along with our HighWire family of communication controllers enable the delivery of cost-effective network connectivity interfaces across the full range of next generation networking systems.

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:
SBE, Inc.
Maureen Halley, (925) 355-7699

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements about new product features, market opportunity for new products, and the demand for services that may be offered by SBE's customers. Such statements are only predictions and the company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to risks related to rapidly changing product requirements, the introduction of new products, market acceptance of the Company's products, and reliance on strategic partners. These factors and others are more fully discussed in the documents SBE files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including SBE's Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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