SBE Inc. introduces LAN adapter product family

1/8/2003 - SBE Inc., (NASDAQ: SBEI), a leading supplier of high performance OEM networking solutions, announced the introduction of its new local area network ("LAN") series of adapters.

The LAN Adapter Product family will begin with Gigabit Ethernet technology and in the future evolve into a variety of next generation interfaces that keep pace of high-speed IP backbone connections, including Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Packet over SONET (PoS). Target bus architectures will be similar to SBE’s current WAN product line strategy, and support PMC, PCI/PCI-X and HyperTransport.

The first product announced is the "lanPMC-4GC", a four-port Gigabit Ethernet PMC module with RJ45C (copper) connectors supporting standard CAT-5 cabling. The adapter has been designed for maximum port connectivity and features Intel’s fourth generation 82546EB Ethernet controllers. In addition to Gigabit speeds the adapter can automatically interface with legacy 10/100 Mb/second networks when used in VMEbus, CompactPCI or PCI systems.

One and two port versions will be available soon, as well as an interface to the high speed HyperTransport bus supplying critical features used in performance intensive applications such as streaming media, networked attached storage, storage area networks, routers/switches, VoIP gateways, digital imaging, enterprise servers, and embedded data acquisition systems.

"Embedded connectivity to 10, 100 and Gigabit LANs has made this product an instant hit," said Dan Grey, senior vice president of sales and marketing for SBE. "SBE is no stranger to local area networking, and this adapter adds speed and versatility to our legacy VMEbus LAN products including FDDI, Token Ring, and 10Mb Ethernet," Grey concluded.

The lanPMC-4GC is available for shipment now with Linux drivers.

SBE's Networking Products
SBE provides high performance, standards-based products for a wide range of applied computing applications. Our broad offering of WAN and LAN 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 network communications solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the global networking marketplace. SBE’s products enable rapid development and deployment in customer’s products in order to compete effectively in today’s next-generation networks.

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

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