SBE's Four New Design Wins Worth Over $1.8 Million

8/5/2003 - SBE Inc. (NASDAQ: SBEI), a leading supplier of high performance OEM networking solutions, announced four new design wins where a variety of its wide area networking (WAN) adapters and communications controllers have been selected for integration into a broad array of applications. Collectively, the incremental annual revenue to SBE from these opportunities is expected to exceed $1.8 million in calendar year 2005.

Fixed Wireless. SBE’s single port clear channel T1/E1 PCI adapter (wanADAPT-1T1LP) has been integrated into wireless Internet solutions as the T1 uplink for service providers and carriers. This domestic rollout is one of the largest deployments on record and proves that WiFi hotspots are not limited to fast food chains and airports. SBE is currently shipping production volumes to this customer and expects future annual revenue to reach $400,000.

Banking/Financial institutions gateway. SBE was recently selected to provide multiple products to a leading supplier of innovative gateway solutions to the financial industry. Based on a standard CompactPCI architecture, SBE’s HighWire 400c/M processor hosts mass storage for video applications and controls the video-over-IP while SBE quad T1/E1 PMC adapters connect remote offices together and reduce the number of IP addresses needed for those remote sites. Shipments are forecasted to reach 2000 systems annually starting in early 2004.

Enhanced 911 (E-911) wireless location technology. SBE’s T3 module (wanPTMC-256T3) has been chosen for deployment in Phase II of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) E-911 mandate. The mandate requires that carriers must determine a mobile 911 caller’s location within 100 meters at least 67% of the time, and within 300 meters at least 95% of the time. SBE’s customer is a leader in E-911 wireless location technology and is working in conjunction with top wireless carriers for nationwide use for both CDMA and GSM networks. The incremental recurring revenue from this business is expected to hit $500,000 by 2005.

Low-cost, high-performance Linux routers. Recognized provider of commodity routing solutions for remote offices and corporate backbones has teamed with SBE to take advantage of SBE’s wide spectrum of WAN interfaces, including T1/E1 and T3/E3. SBE displaced one of its competitors by providing comprehensive support and service along with superior product delivery lead times at reasonable prices.

"SBE prides itself on readiness to serve the constantly changing needs of our customers," comments Dan Grey, senior vice president of sales and marketing at SBE. "Three of the four most recent design wins being Linux-based applications is a testament to our commitment to that space. We plan to continue future development on Linux-based products and other emerging technologies that enable SBE to be well-poised for integration into next generation networking applications."

To learn more about the products integrated into these applications and other SBE products, visit SBE at Booth #1543 at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from August 5-7, 2003.

About SBE
SBE architects and provides network communications solutions for an extensive range of applied computing applications. SBE offers a robust portfolio of standards-based WAN/LAN adapters and communications controllers designed to enable optimal performance and rapid deployment across a full spectrum of next generation networking systems. Based in San Ramon, California, SBE is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: SBEI) with products sold worldwide through direct sales, OEMs and system integration partners. For additional information, please visit

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