Press Release

New Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controller-based BPC-51242 (quad ports) and
BPC-51120 (dual ports) network adapters offer bypass features and
high-performance computing


BPC-51242 Network Card
BPC-51120 Network Card with bypass

Fremont, calif. —August 13, 2013 — American Portwell Technology, Inc. (, has just extended its family of network adapters with two new members: BPC-51242 is an Intel® I350-AM4-based quad-port copper Gigabit Ethernet adapter with superior bypass functionality provided by Portwell’s Gen 1.6 bypass interface; BPC-51120 is an Intel® I210-based dual-port copper Gigabit Ethernet low profile adapter with Portwell’s Gen 3 bypass interface that benefits from being software-controlled. BPC-51242 is ideal for high-end server appliances and inline network systems that need to maintain connectivity with fail-over/bypass functionality. BPC-51120 is ideal for the Enterprise datacenter, high-performance computing and the embedded environment.

BPC-51242: Cost-effective Bypass Design
American Portwell’s BPC-51242 supports a quad-port copper Gigabit Ethernet interface via Intel’s I350-AM4 MAC+PHY Ethernet Controller; Intel SR-IOV functionality; built-in Watchdog Timer (WDT) to bypass Ethernet ports when host system hangs or suffers power failure; PCIe x4 (and ready for PCIe v2.0 5GT/s solution).

BPC-51120: Compact, low-profile design
The new BPC-51120 leverages Intel’s I210 (formerly Springville) Ethernet controller. It is fully compliant with 1000base-T and provides Audio Video Bridging (AVB) support with power management technologies; Energy-Efficient-Ethernet (EEE) and direct memory access (DMA); IEEE 1588 precision time protocol circuitry synchronization. BPC-51120 offers Generation 2.1 (2.5GT/s) PCIe x4 or PCIe x1 through its PCI x4 golden finger and presents a compact—168.15mm x 68.9mm—low profile, half-length footprint.

Long Product Lifecycle Support
“Both our new BPC-51242 and BPC-51120 network adapters provide a completed intrusion prevention solution provided by Portwell’s bypass design that supports three different bypass modes—Normal, Bypass and Open— to diffuse the cost and inconvenience of a system crash or power failure,” says Oliver Chen, American Portwell’s product marketing manager. “This is just one example of how Portwell always designs and develops its products with one eye on the bottom line and the other eye on making things as future-proof as possible,” he confirms.  “And as always,” Chen continues, “our customers not only benefit from the most up-to-date technology and features, but they also gain peace of mind from the long life cycle support inherent with every Portwell product.”

Product details:

BPC-51242 Quad-Port GbE Network Adapter:

BPC-51120 Dual-Port GbE Network Adapter:

Product availability: In addition to American Portwell Technology, Inc., the Portwell BPC-54120 dual-port SFP+ SR network adapter is also available through Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Avnet, Inc.

About American Portwell

American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Network Security market and a Premier member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of communications appliances, embedded computer boards and systems and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email or visit us at

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Product and Technical Contact

Oliver Chen
Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

Media Contact
Susan Wei
Marketing Executive
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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