Embedded single-board computer maker SBS Technologies (Albuquerque, New Mexico) is debuting its HDTBlade. this board-level product is billed as a high-density T1/E1 blade intended for edge- and enterprise-level communications systems. These systems require high-performance monitoring of multiple T1/E1 ports.
Significantly, SBS's new HDTBlade product is supported with a Linux operating system package.
The HDTBlade multi-board architecture consists a 6U-sized CompactPCI 2.16-compliant so-called packet processing blade, with a PowerPC-based ProcessorPMC (PrPMC) module, and a Rear Transition Module (RTM).
Another feature is the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) sub-system that's used to monitor board voltage, system status, and to determine slot position. A Wintegra network processor supports two Fast Ethernet ports.
SBS Technologies says its blade is for protocol and applications monitoring, service level agreement (SLA) management, communications security, intelligence monitoring, network testing, and network debugging. Here's what the product looks like.
"Previous approaches haven't offered the scalability, ease of configuration, or the HDLC processing capacity of the HDTBlade," claims Charlie Tompkins, VP and General Manager of Communications I/O at SBS Technologies.
Price and Availability
SBS Technologies says its HDTBlade is available now at a price of about $8500.
For more info, contact SBS Technologies, 2400 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Suite 5-600, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110. Phone: (800) SBS.1553, or (505) 875.0600. Fax: (505) 875.0400. E-mail: email@example.com
Or, go to SBS's Web site.