Kontron Introduces Universal, Industrial Computer 1U Rack Mount Chassis for Small Embedded Boards

New MiniMorph 19 Chassis Accommodates 3.5 inch, 5.25 inch, EPIC and ETX form factors

SAN DIEGO, CA, September 14, 2004, Kontron, a market leader in embedded computer technology, today announced the introduction of the MiniMorph 19, an industrial-grade, 1U rack chassis designed to accommodate a wide range of small form-factor embedded computing solutions. Unlike conventional 1U server racks designed for use in controlled environments and with larger PICMG 1.x slot CPUs, the MiniMorph 19 is just 12 inches deep and is ideal for industrial applications where space limitations, low power consumption, and environmental extremes are common issues. Utilizing a changeable base plate and rear panel, the MiniMorph 19 chassis can be configured to use various combinations of embedded boards (3.5¿, 5.25¿, EPIC and ETX) and different I/O form factors (PCI, PC/104 and JFLEX).

The MiniMorph 19 chassis features a 180W, auto-ranging power supply with 1U integrated power supply fan, two internal 2.5 inch drive bays, positive pressure cooling using a 24 CFM DC filtered blower, four front access I/O panels and a variety of rear panel configurations for board-mounted SBC connectors, PCI slot and I/O panels.

According to Stephen Newbegin, Embedded Systems Product Manager for Kontron, ¿The MiniMorph 19 is an outgrowth of Kontron¿s extensive experience in both embedded computing and industrial rack systems.¿

Also on display at ESC: MONSTER Cage Enclosure for PISA® Single Board Computers

During the Embedded Systems Conference this week, Kontron also will be displaying the new MONSTER Cage, a compact chassis designed to accommodate the complete line of Kontron CoolMONSTER single-board computers. MONSTER Cage is offered with one or two CoolMONSTER PISA SBC slots and up to three expansion slots for standard PCI or ISA boards. The unit includes a 220W auto-range ac power supply with power factor correction or optional -48 Vdc power input.

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.

For Further Information, Editors Contact:

Technical Information
Stephen Newbegin,
Kontron America
Phone: 858-623-3091

Media Relations
Lisa Baker
Kontron America
Phone: 858-405-3010

Agency Contact:
WelComm, Inc
Greg Evans
Account Executive
Phone: (858) 279-2100

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