4/5/2004 - VersaLogic Corp. announced their product development plans for a family of products based on a new standard called Embedded Platform for Industrial ComputingTM, or EPIC. The new form factor specification is published as an open standard by VersaLogic Corp., WinSystems, Micro/sys, Ampro Computers, and Octagon Systems, all pioneers and innovators in standards-based embedded computing.
“The introduction of this standard comes at a great time for VersaLogic. The ability to offer a full range of performance and I/O capabilities, from the compact PC/104 or to the mid-sized EPIC, or the full-size EBX, really enhances the standards-based products that we can offer our customers," said Len Crane, President of VersaLogic Corporation.
VersaLogic plans to support the new EPIC format in short order. They have confirmed that an Intel Celeron design for EPIC has been completed and is currently moving through R&D. Production availability is expected mid-year.
VersaLogic is supporting the EPIC standard in order to reduce the confusion caused by various proprietary mid-sized cards with inconsistent connector and expansion schemes. As one of the creators of the EPIC standard, VersaLogic plans for long-term reliance on the governing specifications. "It allows for a smoother migration path from current systems to emerging higher-speed bus technologies, such as PCI Express, while maintaining compatibility between embedded vendors," noted Crane.
In terms of physical size and product pricing, the VersaLogic EPIC products will fit midway between the industry standard PC/104 and EBX platforms.
About VersaLogic Corporation
A leading supplier of industrial computers since 1976, VersaLogic focuses on high-quality board-level products for embedded applications. Product lines include PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EBX, and STD 32 Bus. Their 5-year product availability guarantee and outstanding warranties demonstrate a commitment to service. An industry-wide survey recently rated the company a “Platinum” level embedded board vendor for the second year (2002 and 2003 VDC studies). For more information, visit the web site at www.VersaLogic.com.
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