parvus Cools Off Cisco Systems' 3200 Series Mobile Access Router

6/25/2003 - parvus Corporation announced that Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) has selected parvus' PC/104 Fan Card as a thermal management solution for the Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Access Router, a high-performance network router designed to provide secure, seamless mobile networking for the defense, public safety and commercial transportation markets.

"The parvus fan card is an off-the-shelf, bi-directional air-flow, PC/104 thermal solution incorporated into our reference design that passes our system mechanical and environmental tests," said Tracy Winn, Cisco Mechanical Engineer. "We utilize two parvus fan cards in optimized locations in our computer card stack to provide air flow across our cards. The parvus fan cards are an essential part of the thermal solution that enables our reference design to operate at a 50C external ambient environment."

This compact (3.6" x 3.8") embedded PC fan board will be used by a number of systems integrators to cool Mobile Access Router-based communications systems implemented across a variety of air, land and sea applications. 3200 Series-based units will provide moving vehicles with wireless connectivity across multiple radio, cellular, satellite, and wireless LAN networks.

The PC/104 Fan Card circulates air within an enclosed PC/104 computer system to remove dangerous hot spots and ensure reliable operation. Built with a stackable PC/104 bus, two high-quality ball-bearing fans and noise suppression circuitry, the PC/104 Fan Card module (Part Number: PRV-0509X-01) is available commercially off-the-shelf for under $100 in volume orders. See for more info.

parvus Corporation is a leading manufacturer and systems integrator of modular embedded computer boards, enclosures, displays and systems based on the PC/104 circuit board standard. Its rugged, embedded PC products offer commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions ideal for avionics, military, medical, industrial, and transportation OEMs. For more information, visit or call 801-483-1533.

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