One Stop Systems First to Introduce PCI Express Industrial Systems

9/27/2004 - One Stop Systems announces the first PCI ExpressTM industrial-grade computer systems available for immediate shipment. The entire line of 3U high MaxExpressTM MB motherboard systems supports multiple PCI Express slots in varying combinations of x16, x4 and x1 with speeds up to 8 Gigabytes/second, providing high bandwidth 3rd generation I/O to the peripherals including available PCI Express x16 graphics engines. The motherboard-based, 3U rack mount enclosure supports a wide range of PCI ExpressTM motherboards including single Intel® PentiumTM 4 or dual XeonTM processors. The Intel® PentiumTM 4 Extreme Edition processors with 800 MHz system bus and up to 3.4GHz clock speeds provide strong bandwidth for single processor applications, while the dual Intel® XeonTM processors up to 3.8GHz, provide extreme processing power for the most demanding industrial-grade applications.

“One Stop Systems has designed the MaxExpressTM MB motherboard-based family of systems to provide extreme PCI Express I/O performance and connectivity while withstanding harsh environments,” said Steve Cooper, president and CEO. “This product is the first in a long line of PCI Express-based products that One Stop Systems is introducing to the industrial-grade computing market.”

The 3U MaxExpressTM MB rugged enclosure with dual Intel® XeonTM motherboard lists for $6,950 and is available immediately. Custom configurations are always welcome.

Motherboard Features
For single processor applications requiring excellent value and high performance the MaxExpressTM MB supports the Intel® D915GEV motherboard with integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900 and Intel® High Definition Audio. The single P4 system has available PCI ExpressTM x16 graphics, up to 4GB of DDR2 533/400 memory, Gigabit LAN, Eight USB 2.0 ports, serial and parallel ATA interfaces. The expansion capabilities include one x16 PCI Express slot, two x1 PCI Express slots and four PCI slots.

For high performance, processor intensive applications the MaxExpressTM MB supports the Intel® Server Board SE7525GP2 motherboard. The dual Intel® XeonTM processors and an 800 MHz system bus along with the Intel® E7525 chipset, is capable of powering enterprise-critical applications. The board supports up to 8 GB of Registered ECC DDR 266/333 SDRAM, which is dual-interleaved for improved performance with high-end graphics applications. The flexible expansion capabilities of this board include one x16 PCI Express slot, one x4 PCI Express slot, two PCI 33MHz slots and two PCI-X 66 slots. In addition, the dual XeonTM motherboard supports a dual-channel serial ATA controller supporting RAID 0 and 1, integrated National* PC87431M mini-Baseboard Management Controller, integrated ATI* RAGE* XL SVGA PCI video controller with 8 MB of video memory, one Intel® PRO/1000 Ethernet port and two USB connections.

Integrated System
Four high-output fans in the rack mount enclosure provide superior cooling, circulating air from front-to-rear through the enclosure. Six 3-1/2” and three 5-1/4” modular drive bays are easily serviceable and provide significant storage capacity. A low profile, integrated 300-watt power supply provides ample power with available options for redundant or high capacity power supplies. The 3U rugged enclosure was specifically designed to meet requirements for harsh environments with features like reinforced corners, removable air filters, heavy-duty rack handles, flush-mounted LEDs, and completely secured internal cabling. Modular components like the removable drive bay modules and the removable motherboard tray provide easy servicing.

One Stop Systems not only provides the highest quality components for a rugged system but also will fully configure and integrate the system to the customers’ specific requirements. This includes installing and configuring the motherboard, installing all I/O boards and peripherals such as drives and CDROM. One Stop Systems will also load and configure the operating system and any proprietary software. All products are thoroughly tested and inspected and run through a 30-point checklist. The checklist is signed and included in the box with each product, insuring its proper operation prior to leaving the factory.

About the MaxExpressTM Product Line
The MaxExpressTM product line from One Stop Systems will include a complete range of industrial grade computer products implementing PCI-SIGTM, PICMG® and VITA standards being released to the industrial computer markets. PCI ExpressTM as implemented in the MaxExpressTM product line with PCI Express x16 slots has maximum throughput of 8 Gigabytes per second; far outpacing any industrial bus speed to date. One Stop Systems is a leader of the PCI Express standardization in the industrial computer market. One Stop Systems has brought their experience and expertise from the PCI-SIG, owners of the PCI ExpressTM Base Specification 1.0a, to the PICMG® where they have organized and provided key leadership in the standardization effort. One Stop Systems holds an officer or key member position on the PICMG 1.3, PICMG EXP, PICMG XMC/VITA 42, PICMG AMC and PICMG PCI Express Marketing committees.

About One Stop Systems
One Stop Systems designs and manufactures a broad selection of standard, custom, and semi-custom computing systems and components for telecom, industrial control and military applications. These include PCI ExpressTM, CompactPCITM, passive backplane PCI and VME-based architectures. We offer responsive service, the highest quality design and manufacturing, and on-time delivery. In addition, One Stop Systems’ easy-to-navigate product catalog at offers a broad selection of industrial-grade computing systems and components. For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) GET-CPCI or visit our web site at

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