Four cPCI Enclosures From 1U to 4U, From Two Slots to Eight

BOSTON, September 15, 2003 - Kontron, a leading embedded computer technology company, today announced the XL-LP Series -- a new line of low-profile CompactPCI chassis including four different enclosures.

The XL-LP10, XL-LP20, XL-LP30 and XL-LP40 (1U, 2U, 3U and 4U chassis, respectively) all support one or more 250W cPCI 3U power supplies for increased reliability and serviceability. The XL-LP Series offers a lower-price-point alternative to the XL-LP42 platform for customers requiring different performance levels and monitoring features. They also provide a range of flexibility, with two slots in the 1U chassis to eight slots in the 4U.

The XL-LP Series includes:

The XL-LP10 -- a 1U chassis with two slots and a PCI bus reaching speeds up to 64-bit/66MHz. It supports one cPCI 3U power supply.
The XL-LP20 -- a 2U chassis with four slots, a 64-bit/66Mhz PCI bus and a H.110 telephony bus (PICMG 2.5) on the three peripheral slots. It supports up to two cPCI 3U power supplies in redundant load-sharing configuration.
The XL-LP30 -- a 3U chassis with six slots, a 64-bit/33MHz PCI bus and five H.110 slots. It supports up to three cPCI 3U power supplies in redundant load-sharing configuration.
The XL-LP40 -- a 4U with eight slots, a 64-bit/33MHz PCI and seven H.110 slots. A second backplane version is available with 2.16 connectivity on all eight slots and no H.110 bus. It supports up to three cPCI 3U power supplies in redundant load-sharing configuration.

All four chassis feature efficient side-to-side cooling, AC or DC input feeds and optional backplane customization. Due to their high scalability, the XL-LP platforms are well suited for a wide range of applications, from data communications and VoIP applications to medical imaging platforms and military communications systems. Kontron´s excellent system integration capabilities add additional value for OEM customers.

XL-LP Series Alpha units are now available with general availability planned for October 2003. Single quantity list pricing for the XL-LP Series, including one power supply, will range from $1,245 to $2,195 (actual pricing will vary). 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.


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