Press Release Summary:
Model OC-3 PMC ATM Network Interface Card provides compliance with WAN standards for Asynchronous Transfer Mode network solutions. It meets ITU-T G.825 ATM-WAN recommendation for jitter, as well as ITU-T G.957 S-1.1 standard for short-haul, single-mode fibre. IDT NICStar controller supports CBR, VBR, UBR, and ABR service classes. Card can be provided with single- or multimode fibre, E3 or DS3 on coaxial cable, or SONET/SDH STS3c/STM1 155 Mbps on UTP5 with RJ45 connector.
Original Press Release:
Thales Computers New PMC ATM Network Interface Card Provides Compliance To Jitter And Short-Haul Single Mode Standards
Raleigh, NC, August 2003 - Thales Computers a leader in providing integrated PowerPC(TM) and Pentium®-based VME COTS computing systems and solutions to OEMs and system integrators, has introduced a new PMC ATM Network Interface Card (NIC) that
provides compliance with Wide Area Network (WAN) standards for the company's line of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network solutions. The new OC-3 PMC ATM NIC is designed to help meet the expanding demand for third generation (3G) wireless and broadband internet applications.
The new OC-3 PMC ATM NIC meets the ITU-T G.825 ATM-WAN recommendation for jitter, as well as the ITU-T G.957 S-1.1 standard for short-haul single-mode fibre, which is widely used in WANs. The new NIC provides WAN compliance to Thales Computers'
selection of plug-in ATM solutions for Pentium- or PowerPC-based CompactPCI or VME host CPUs, which includes ATM Network PMC, and an ATM protocol software stack delivered as a binary driver or in source code with a royalty buy-out license.
Thales Computers' ATM software stacks support the most popular TCP/IP protocols as well as standard raw ATM access to meet the needs for 3G wireless and broadband Internet access applications. ATM is the communications standard for 3G networks, which provide multimedia access to mobile phones. In addition, ATM protocols are increasingly employed in real-time aerospace and defense applications.
The new OC-3 PMC ATM NIC uses the IDT NICStar controller, which supports CBR, VBR, UBR, and ABR service classes. The new card can be provided with one of several, available interfaces, including single-mode fibre, multimode fibre, software-configurable E3 or DS3 on coaxial cable, or SONET/SDH STS3c/STM1 155 Mbps on UTP5 with an onboard RJ45 connector.
ATM software has been designed to support the most popular TCP/IP protocols (Classical-IP, ATM Forum LANE) as well as raw access (Native ATM). ATM software is currently available on VxWorks® under Tornado® 1 and 2 from WindRiver Systems, on LynxOS 3.1 from LynuxWorks, and on Sun Solaris 5.3 for Sparcit. In addition, Thales Computers PMC ATM can be run under Linux; contact Thales Computers for more information.
The new OC-3 PMC ATM NIC is available immediately; list price with a Multimode Fibre interface is $783, and with a Short-haul Single Fibre interface is $1,050.
For more information about the OC-3 PMC ATM NIC or Thales Computers' line of plug-in ATM solutions, please visit Thales Computers' web site at www.thalescomputers.com, or contact Thales Computers at 1-800-848-2330, fax 919-231-8001.
About Thales Computers: Thales is a world leader in professional electronics in three key markets: Aerospace, Defense and Information Technology & Services (IT&S). The Group employs 60,000 people in nearly 50 countries worldwide, and generated revenues of over Euros 11 billion in 2002.
Thales Computers is the leading developer of commercial and ruggedized VMEbus hardware and software solutions based on PowerPC and Pentium microprocessors. The company's products are optimized for a wide variety of applications in military, aerospace, communications and industrial markets and are in active use by customers worldwide, including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Toshiba, EADS, British Aerospace, Ericsson, Alcatel and the Thales Group.