SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2003 – Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, introduces the CP-ASM10-PSB, a robust, cost effective solution for PICMG 2.16 packet-switched CompactPCI communication platforms.
The CP-ASM10-PSB design is based on a 10U/84 HP rack and allows high power airflow from front to rear (3 m/s average). In addition to offering two seven-slot cPCI segments, the backplane inside the CP-ASM10-PSB system can support up to two switch slots, redundant alarm boards and four (250 Watt AC or DC) power supply slots. Total power for this CP-ASM10-PSB can be increased to 1000 Watts.
A PICMG 2.16 compliant 10U system, the CP-ASM10-PSB is compatible for use with the following Kontron CPU boards as well as: CP 6010, CP6000, CP605, CP620, CP620PM and the DT64. Other PICMG 2.16 boards also may be integrated with the CP-ASM10-PSB.
Kontron anticipates that production volumes of the CP-ASM10-PSB will be available in Q2 2003. Pricing for this product is in the range of $3,000 (US). For additional pricing information, please contact the Kontron sales force.

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 TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC".

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

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please forward all reader to Jennifer Hanson, Marketing Communications Manager, Kontron America. Tel: 858-677-0877; e-mail: sales@us.kontron.com.


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