Supports PCI, cPCI and PC/104 Plus Platforms

BOSTON, September 15, 2003 - Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, today unveiled the SUPERFASTCOM line of products -- the company´s family of high-speed serial communications adapters for PCI, cPCI and PC/104 Plus platforms.

The SUPERFASTCOM state-of-the-art adapter is a very high speed, four channel, synchronous/asynchronous serial communications adapter that can maintain a sustained rate of up to 40 Mbps on a single channel or an aggregate data rate for all four channels of up to 108 Mbps. It accesses system memory through DMA (Direct Memory Access) using an on-board DMA controller and supplied software. SUPERFASTCOM adapters maintain data integrity and data reliability while avoiding data loss and prevent data overrun -- all with minimum system processor involvement to ensure no reduction in primary PC processor performance. Programming is simplified with the inclusion of drivers, example programs and comprehensive documentation. SDLC and HDLC drivers for Windows 2000/XP and Linux are included.

Kontron´s line of SUPERFASTCOM adapters includes:

SUPERFASTCOM422 -- supporting the PCI platform.
SUPERFASTCOM-CP -- supporting the cPCI platform
SUPERFASTCOM104 --supporting the PC/104 platform.

The full SUPERFASTCOM line of products will be available Q4 2003, and PCI models are available immediately. Contact your Kontron Sales Engineer at 1-800-523-2320 for OEM pricing.

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 1,100 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: .

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


Media Relations
Bruce Boyer
Kontron America
Director of Press Relations
Phone: 510-732-6900 x103

Technical Information
Kontron America
Stephen Newbegin
Product Manager
Phone: 858-677-0877

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