RadiSys Develops Blade Controllers for Network, Enterprise Applications

4/29/2003 - RadiSys Corp. announced the EPC-3412, the latest addition to its line of blade controllers. The EPC-3412 is a single slot general purpose CPU blade ideal for use in PICMG 2.16 compatible systems. Based on the Intel® Mobile Pentium® 4 Processor M, the EPC-3412 is targeted at OEMs developing diverse applications such as VoIP, VPN, speech processing, WAP servers, SS7 signaling gateways, traffic management/shaping blades, switching and advanced call center applications. The Pentium 4 performance allows more processing capability per blade, thereby increasing the functionality of the given application.

In today's environment of incredibly stretched budgets and shrinking development schedules, OEMs are counting on vendors to supply hardware and software components that can reduce development costs of next generation communications systems and accelerate their time-to-market.

"Availability of the EPC-3412 strengthens our family of products and builds on the success we've had with our entire line of PICMG 2.16 compliant systems," said Fred Yentz, vice president at RadiSys. "The flexibility and functionality found in the EPC-3412 means OEMs developing complex network and enterprise applications can design better products, faster and at a lower cost."

The EPC-3412 is available with a target lifetime of three to five years and is backed up by world-class engineering support services including change management, revision control, BIOS customization, technical support, high quality design and manufacture. This support not only ensures OEMs of a long-term solution, but also results in a lower cost of ownership.

About the EPC-3412
Based on the Intel® 845E chipset with ICH4 communications controller, the EPC-3412 is a PICMG 2.16 compliant blade and features dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, dual IPMI bus, optional on-board IDE hard drive, and a dual programmable watchdog timer. It supports a maximum of 2GB of memory using industry-standard DDR200/233 SDRAM with ECC.

The EPC-3412 also offers full set of front panel of I/O interfaces including VGA, one Ethernet port, one USB port, and one serial port alleviating the need for a rear transition module (RTM) for most applications. Additional I/O available via the RTM include: floppy; IDE; both Ethernet ports; keyboard; mouse; USB; and serial.

Pricing and Availability
The EPC-3412 is available immediately and in two configurations. Customers can purchase the board with either an IDE bracket or PMC site. MSRP is $1349 and OEM pricing is $999 for either configuration. The RadiSys EPC-3412 is available today and comes with a two-year warranty.

About RadiSys
RadiSys is a leading global provider of embedded solutions to the commercial systems, enterprise systems, and service provider systems markets. Using its extensive expertise in a wide variety of technologies, RadiSys focuses on industry-leading architecture while working in a close "virtual division" relationship with its customers -- significantly improving their time-to-market advantage and reducing cost. The broad range of RadiSys product offerings include board-level embedded computers; blade servers; motherboards; network interfaces and packet processing engines; communications middleware and software such as SS7/IP internetworking and protocol stacks; platforms based on PCI, CompactPCI, CompactPCI 2.16 and ATCA; turnkey gateway systems and professional services.

RadiSys is a registered trademark of RadiSys Corporation. All other products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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