Switched Platform speeds application development.

Press Release Summary:

Model XL-LP42 4U/8-slot CompactPCI high-density packet switched platform allows users to route signals across 2.16 compliant backplane without cables. Seven CompactPCI slots support 32-bit/33 MHz or 64-bit/66 MHz system and peripheral processor boards; and 1 slot is dedicated for PICMG 2.16-compliant switched fabric processor. Two PCI bus segments with H.110 telephony bus are routed to peripheral slots on each segment.

Original Press Release:

New COMPACTpci Packet Switched Platform From Kontron

Speeds Application Development; Provides High-Density, Cost-Effective Processing Power

San Diego, CA, August 2002 - Kontron, one of the leading global embedded computer technology companies, announces the release of a 4U/8-slot CompactPCI high-density packet switched platform. It is ideal for telecom and datacom OEM applications where rack space and value are key concerns.

The XL-LP42, built on the PICMG 2.16 specification, provides a key building block for standards-based solutions and expands Kontron's 2.16 compliant platform family which includes the XL-VHDS and XL-PSB CompactPCI platforms. Compatible with a wide range of modular off-the-shelf embedded components and providing support for major operating systems and real time software, the new XL-LP42 significantly speeds application development.

The platform allows users to route signals across the 2.16-compliant backplane without the use of cables, saving set-up, maintenance, and repair time. Seven CompactPCI slots support 32-bit/33 MHz or 64-bit/66 MHz system and peripheral processor boards; and one slot is dedicated for a PICMG 2.16-compliant switched fabric processor such as Kontron's new XL-ES24 CompactPCI Fast Ethernet switch. In addition, two PCI bus segments with H.110 telephony bus are routed to peripheral slots on each segment.

The XL-LP42 packet switched platform provides extremely high computing density combined with efficient thermal management, featuring innovative side-to-rear cooling and a hot-swappable blower tray with two blowers. N + 1 load sharing 200W AC or DC power supplies, as well as processor boards, are also hot-swappable to provide built-in redundancy.

An optional Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) chassis management module continuously monitors the status of multiple system processor boards and reports potential
problems, enabling customers to manage multiple boards while conducting remote diagnostics for increased system reliability. The IPMI chassis management module also supports SNMP and Telnet.

The new system, which features a compact 4U, 19" rack-mount design, measures 17.2" x 7.0" x 12.25" (436 mm x 178 mm x 311 mm), weighs 30.5 lb (13.7 kg), and has an operating temperature of 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C).

The XL-LP42 is available for immediate delivery in OEM quantities.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Rodriguez, Kontron America, 6260 Sequence Drive, San Diego, CA 92121-4371. Tel: 858-677-0877; Fax: 858-677-0895; Email: jennifer.rodriguez@us.kontron.com; Web: www.kontron.com.

ABOUT KONTRON: Kontron is a leading global embedded computer technology company. Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the communications, automation, transportation, medical, military,
aerospace, and test and measurement markets. The company helps its customers to considerably reduce their time-to-market and to gain a competitive advantage with products including high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single-board
computers, man-machine interfaces and mobile computers. Kontron is a member of the Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider Program (ACPP Program). Kontron employs over 1100 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German Neuer Markt stock exchange under the symbol "KBC".

For additional information on Kontron, please visit: www.kontron.com.

Kontron Media Contacts:
Media Relations
Jennifer Rodriguez
Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: 858.677.0877

Technical & Pricing
Jan-Philippe De Broeck
CompactPCI Product Manager

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