Press Release

WITH reliable board-to-Board bypass fiber module
New Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller-based BPC-54120
provides high speed connectivity


BPC-54120 Fiber Network Card

Fremont, calif. —August 6, 2013 — American Portwell Technology, Inc. (, announces the latest network adapter that uses the dual-port Intel® 82599ES 10G Ethernet Controller with Portwell’s Gen 3 bypass design. The 100 percent software-controlled bypass interface on Portwell’s new BPC-54120 provides a network module with high speed connectivity from board to board without exposing wired design.

The new BPC-54120 also supports Intel VMDq and PIC-SIG SR-IOV; IEEE 1588, 802.1AS and Jumbo Frame; PCIe 2.0 interface; and Direct Cache Access (DCA). As a feature of the Intel SR-IOV technology, Portwell’s BPC-54120 supports virtual machine software including VMware®, Microsoft®, Dell™ Citrix Solutions, Oracle® and others.

American Portwell’s new BPC-54120 network adapter is the ideal solution for high-end server appliances and inline network systems that need to maintain connectivity with a fail-over/bypass functionality.

Maintains Performance Integrity
“Our new BPC-54120 is a dual port, one pair segment bypass card delivering high speed connection, based on low-loss board-to-board fiber bypass module design instead of exposing wired design,” says Oliver Chen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing manager. “The BPC-54120 is targeted at high-end server appliances and inline network systems that need to maintain network connectivity in the event of a system failure or loss of power,” Chen explains. “It provides an effective solution to these problems through our Generation 3 bypass function, which supports Normal Mode, Bypass mode and Open mode during system incidents and is able to maintain system availability without sacrificing performance.”

Long Product Lifecycle Support
Frank Shen, American Portwell’s vice president of product marketing believes BPC-54120’s special Fiber Bypass Module design can support higher throughput performance, longer product life and more reliable traffic than other fiber bypass cards currently on the market. “Maintaining connectivity in the event of system failure is an essential feature in any network adapter,” says Shen, “as is a long product lifecycle. 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. And as always,” Shen 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:

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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