SBE's Products Power Telecom, Aerospace Markets with Design Wins

5/27/2003 - SBE Inc., (NASDAQ: SBEI), a leading supplier of high performance OEM networking solutions, announced it has been selected as a vendor to provide products to two independent high-volume customers, one in the telecom market, one in the government market. Collectively the incremental annual revenue to SBE from these opportunities is expected to exceed $2,000,000 in calendar year 2005.

The first design-win features SBE's HighWire CompactPCI T1/E1 intelligent controller (HW400c/R), used in a fault tolerant telephony Softswitch application running the company's SS7 MTP2 protocol for out-of-band signaling. A next generation product for service providers, the Softswitch provides an integrated broadband and voice gateway with support for ATM, MPLS, and VoIP protocols like MGCP/Megaco, SCTP, H.323, and SIP.

Bill Heye, president and CEO for SBE, states "There's definitely positive movement in segments of the telco carrier market where equipment suppliers provide the right features. We are pleased to be a participant in this growing segment."

The second design-win touts the strength of SBE's CompactPCI intelligent I/O processor (HighWire 400c/M) used in a FAA (Federal Aviation Agency) base station upgrade. The PowerPC microprocessor and the embedded TimeSys Linux operating system with real-time deterministic response times provide an out-of-the-box solution necessary in this mission critical application. SBE's hardware design includes the latest board level standards for Packet Switched Backplane and T1/E1 PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) technologies. Running up to eight CPU's per system, the air traffic control base stations will provide scalable performance increases for the next ten years.

"Our long history as a top supplier to the FAA through Lockheed-Martin's Common ARTS (Automated Radar Terminal System) program in conjunction with a commitment to contemporary product technology made SBE the clear choice of suppliers," adds Heye. SBE expects roughly 30% of its business to come from the government market sector in the future, as system architectures move from VMEbus to CompactPCI systems and communications adopt the digital standards now being used in commercial systems worldwide.

SBE 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

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.

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