18-Inch-Deep Industrial Platform Allows Up to Seven Expansion Slots

SAN FRANCISCO - March 30, 2004 -- Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, today unveiled the 2ATX-H42LP -- the company´s latest 2U ATX system implementing Intel ® Pentium ® 4 processors and up to seven low-profile add-in cards.

The announcement was made at the Embedded Systems Conference -- a forum for engineers and engineering managers developing leading-edge products that incorporate processor-based technology.

A 2U platform measuring 18 inches in depth, the 2ATX-H42LP has a rich set of features including high performance Intel Pentium 4 processors, up to 3.2GHz and 800MHz front side bus, 2 front accessible drive bays, front USB, and allows the addition of up to seven low-profile add-in cards including video, drive controllers, and a variety of new I/O and communications cards.

This new system is designed for a broad range of applications requiring added expansion and flexibility, including those common to automation, communications, medical imaging and military environments.

2ATX-H42LP evaluation samples will be available in April with production units shipping in May. For further information about pricing and availability, please contact a Kontron Sales Engineer at 800-523-2320.

About Kontron: 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 employs more than 1,500 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.¿ Kontron is a member of the Intel Communications Alliance. For additional information on Kontron, please visit: www.kontron.com.

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please forward all reader inquiries to Christine Howe, Media Analyst, Kontron America. Tel: 510-732-6900; e-mail: sales@us.kontron.com.

Media Relations Contact:

Lisa Baker

Kontron America

Vice President, Marketing

Phone: 858-405-3010


Technical Information

Kim Babcock

Product Manager

Phone: 858-677-0877


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