Press Release Summary:
With one x4 uplink and seven x4 downlinks, MAX Express 1U PCIe Switch can link any PCIe host to multiple PCIe peripheral devices or expansion chassis. Reversible rack ears allow high-speed PCI-SIG PCIe x4 cable connectors to face forward or backward. LEDs for power and PCIe lane status are provided on front and rear of enclosure. Rack mount switch is suited for throughput-intensive applications including broadcast, imaging, military, and commercial computing systems.
Original Press Release:
One Stop Systems Introduces the MAX Express® 1U PCIe Switch
o 8-port switch for PCIe over cable
o One x4 PCIe uplink and seven x4 PCIe downlinks
o Slim 1U design for efficient use of rack space
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, August 23, 2005 - One Stop Systems announces the release of the first 1U Switch for PCI Express (PCIe) over cable. With one x4 uplink and seven x4 downlinks, the MAX Express (MAXe) 1U PCIe Switch can link any PCIe host to multiple PCIe peripheral devices or expansion chassis with low latency and low power. This breakthrough product, with connectors compliant to the latest PCI-SIG cable specifications, is used to increase functionality in throughput-intensive applications, including broadcast, imaging, military and commercial computing systems.
The 8-port rack mount switch occupies 1U of rack space. Reversible rack ears allow the high-speed PCI-SIG PCIe x4 cable connectors to face forward or backward. LEDs for power and PCIe lane status are provided on both the front and rear of the enclosure. Power input connectors are also available on both the front and rear of the enclosure.
"The MAXe 1U PCIe Switch provides cable fan-out for multi-chassis applications based on PCIe over cable," said Steve Cooper, President of One Stop Systems. "The 1U Switch gives system designers the switching capabilities necessary to move forward with large-scale PCIe over cable projects."
Pricing for the 1U PCIe Switch begins at $2,485 in OEM quantities and is available immediately. OSS offers complete expansion solutions including upstream host interface boards and downstream expansion systems.
About the MAX Express Expansion System
The MAXe cabled bus expansion system is the first PCIe x4 over cable system designed to extend the PCIe bus of a host system to additional PCIe, PCI, PCI-X, PXI or CompactPCI expansion slots. The host interface board provides a cable connection to One Stop Systems' 1U PCIe switch or expansion chassis.
About One Stop Systems
One Stop Systems designs and manufactures a broad selection of standard, custom, and semi-custom computing systems and components for converged communications, industrial control and military applications. These include CompactPCI(TM), PCIe, PCI/ISA and VME-based architectures. We are an Intel(TM) Product Dealer and a General Member of the Intel(TM) Communications Alliance. 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 www.onestopsystems.com 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 www.onestopsystems.com.
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