Expansion System facilitates PCI to PCI Express transition.

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Integrated into PCI Express bus, XP-9E enables support for applications requiring PCI cards in newer application servers that do not. This 4U, rackmount enclosure accommodates 8 full-size, PCI 2.3-compliant slots and one PCIe x4 slot, allowing users deploying PCI-based applications to adopt application servers based on their needs rather than number of available PCI slots. Access to PCI cards in XP-9E is completely transparent to application running on server.

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Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions Offers New XP-9E to Ease Transition from PCI to PCI Express

Cost-effective Solution Accommodates Existing Software and Full-Sized, Full-Height PCI Cards

Brockton, Mass. -Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions, an innovative leader in electronic packaging and system expansion solutions, announces its XP-9E PCI expansion system to support applications requiring PCI cards. The XP-9E is a 4U rackmount enclosure that accommodates eight full-length, full-height PCI cards and integrates seamlessly into the PCI Express bus of new application servers that do not provide support for full-size or low profile PCI cards.

The XP-9E expansion system allows end users deploying PCI-based applications to adopt advanced application servers based on their needs, rather than on the number of available PCI slots. This expansion solution dramatically reduces the cost of replacing an entire server for slot incompatibility while also protecting users' server choice.

The XP-9E provides 8 full size PCI 2.3-compliant slots and one PCIe x4 slot to support the applications PCI and PCI Express cards. Connectivity to the application server is provided through one, 2 meter PCIe x4 serial cable that connects to a low profile PCIe adapter that installs in the application server. Access to the PCI cards in the XP-9E is completely transparent to the application running on the server making the XP-8E a completely seamless solution for supporting PCI card applications on a PCI Express application server.

The XP-9E system's advanced cooling system includes a replaceable intake air filter and provides forced-air cooling at 25W per slot. Available with either an internal 350W ATX or high-reliability redundant 500W power supply, the system conforms to international emission and immunity standards and are designed to meet the requirements of NEBS III, UL, CE, and FCC Class A.

About Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions
Based in Brockton, Mass., Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions is an innovative leader in system architecture for computing platforms. The company engineers solutions for the military, industrial and telecom industries and offers core product lines in electronic packaging, serial I/O and system expansion. All products are manufactured in the United States and comply with VITA, PICMG and PCI-SIG standards.

Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions is a sister company of Carlo Gavazzi Automation Components and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carlo Gavazzi AG, a publicly-traded, global electronics group. For more information on Carlo Gavazzi Computing Solutions, visit www.gavazzi-computing.com, call 1.800.926.8722 or write to info@gavazzi-computing.com.

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