Portwell Introduces Cost-effective P4 Communication Appliance

3/3/2003 - The rollout of Intel® Pentium® 4 processor enables most applications equipped with unparalleled computing power to satisfy the requirements of today's multitasking business environments. The search for an ideal Gigabit platform that manifests the superiority of Pentium 4 processor capability has thus become a major concern in communication appliances.

Based on Intel processor and ServerWorks chipset, Portwell Inc, a leading communication appliance provider, announced an industry-leading communication server platform, the NAR-5070, targeted for the fast-emerging communications appliance market. The NAR-5070, integrating Intel Pentium 4 processor and ServerWorks Grand ChampionTM - SL (GC-SL) chipset within a 1U rack-mount server, offers high processing capability, high data transfer capacity as well as cost-effectiveness, which outperforms other peers consequently.

Aiming to serve as an ideal communication appliance platform, NAR-5070 is designed to accommodate up to seven Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, among which two are 64-bit and five 32-bit. Various combinations of Gigabit Ethernet, such as four 64-bit Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, are available to satisfy diversified application requirements. In addition to Gigabit Ethernet flexibility, it further enhances its capability with its support for two PCI expansion slots. Built on the dual bus, NAR-5070 offers higher expandability, such as encryption acceleration, wireless, or even more Ethernet interfaces, at no sacrifice of speed hold down.

Beside the outstanding bandwidth handling and CPU processing capability, NAR-5070 also features LCD display/keypad, loading factory-default mechanism, redirect-to-console BIOS, front access, etc. With proved thermal solution, CE/FCC/UL safety certification, shock and vibration verification, NAR-5070 serves as a stable, reliable and complete hardware platform, allowing our customers to minimize their efforts to deploy products to market.

Key Features of NAR-5070:

For more information, please contact us at (510) 790-9192 or email your questions to info@mail.portwell.com. In Taiwan, please contact Hawke Hsieh at hawke@mail.portwell.com.tw, Product Marketing Manager Communications Appliance product line.

About Portwell
Portwell Inc, an active member of Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider, designs and manufactures Network and Security Appliance, Embedded Architecture Solution, Panel PC and a full range of IPC products (SBC, Backplane, Redundant Power Supply, Rack Mount & Node Chassis). We provide complete R&D and project management services to decrease customers' time to market, reduce project risk and cost.

About the Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider Program
The Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider program consists of third-party board and software vendors who meet Intel's strict criteria for quality assurance, design capability, tools, support and in the case of the hardware vendors, manufacturing capacity. Companies qualifying for the program have established a significant presence in applied computing market segments, including retail and financial transaction terminal products, industrial PCs and communications systems and more. More information on this program is available at: http://developer.intel.com/platforms/applied/acpp/about.htm

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