Acrosser Debuts AR-M9936 Pentium-M Internet Security Platform

4/26/2005 - To the enterprise networking and e-Business applications, Acrosser has released AR-M9936 as a new Pentium-M Internet server. With Pentium M Processor, AR-M9936 server can deliver outstanding performance; the AR-M9936 can work wired and wireless environments while handling security-processing needs. In addition, AR-M9936 with Pentium-M combines with low power features, extends battery life, and increase the efficiency. As a result, AR-M9936 can be a stable server and OS environment, decreasing deployment time and reducing qualification, support and maintenance costs.

Features of AR-M9936 Include:

CPU support:
Most of networking solution in high-end solution will use Pentium-IV. With AR-M9936 solution, the CPU will have from 600MHz (fanless solution) to 2.0GHz(L2 cache 2M). It means our customers can choose the scalability of CPU for their appliance using.

DDR solution:
As next generation idea, it will follow DDR solution for better performance. AR-M9936 will have DDR solution.

Broadcom solution in LAN:
AR-M9936 takes the Broadcom solution in LAN. It will support 10/100 or 1000Mbps. With broadcom solution, it will support auto-MDIX and more stable throughput. For software issue, Broadcom can support Linux and Microsoft as operating system.

Bypassed LAN function:
For software function, hardware needs to have a by-passed solution in LAN. There are three conditions to provide bypassed LAN.

This function will depend on the customersí request. It will be as option from standard product.

Auto-saving function with mechanic Power button:
This is special design. We combine the advantage of mechanical power bottom and auto-saving function. In other words, our special design can turn off our system safely when we turn mechanical power button to off-position (power will be turned off immediately until all application software and OS system closed) and can boot on automatically when external power system restitute after crash (mechanical power bottom is on position).

The only safe way to turn off our system must open the case and connect to VGA monitor then command OS to turn off system. But, there is no safe way to turn off system if donít have VGA chipset.

PXE: Pre-boot execution environment
PXE is one of the components of Intel's WfM(wired for management) specification. It allows a workstation to boot from a server on a network prior to booting the operating system on the local hard drive. A PXE-enabled workstation connects its NIC to the LAN via a jumper, which keeps the workstation connected to the network even when the power is off. Because a network administrator does not have to physically visit the specific workstation and manually boot it, operating systems and other software, such as diagnostic programs, can be loaded onto the device from a server over the network.

PXE is a mandatory element of the WfM specification. To be considered compliant, the PXE must be supported by the computer's BIOS and its NIC.

Auto-MDIX: It is easy to use jump wire or regular LAN wire.

Console Re-direction:
AR-M9936 can redirect keyboard and screen I/O to COM ports, on a BIOS component basis. For example, networking customers will debug by COM as main screen and keyboard.

The redirection path for console I/O is actually selectable on-the-fly under application program control, through Embedded BIOS INT 15h services.

LCM module:
As option solution, LCD will be an interface to control IP address or understanding system status.

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