Fremont, calif. —August 4, 2009—American Portwell Technology, Inc., (http://www.portwell.com) has just launched the CAR-3000, a new compact and modular 1U rackmount Communication Appliance that can be the perfect solution for customers providing network security applications to medium businesses who want to cut costs and make a seamless transition to new technologies such as 10G Ethernet.
The CAR-3000, based on Intel® G41 Express chipset, offers a wide range of CPU support: from Intel® Q9400 Core™ 2 Quad thru E7400 Core 2 Duo to E5300 Pentium® and Celeron® 440 , and everything in between. It also supports the latest dual-channel DDR3 1333/1066 memory platform up to 4GB; one 3.5˝ or two 2.5˝ SATA HDD or SSD; up to six GbE RJ45 onboard ports with two software controlled bypass segments (Fail-Open or Fail-Close); expansion capabilities include one PCI-E x8 interface for a modular bay for Portwell’s ABN module product family; fiber and copper port connections including dual-port 10G readiness (Intel 82598EB, Intel 92599ES with SFP+ Interface and Intel 82599EB 10Gbase-T Copper Interface); 2x16 character LCD display module options that include EZIO-300 (with 4 buttons), EZIO-G400 (128x32 graphical module with 4 buttons), or EZIO-G500 (128x64 graphical module with 7 buttons); and VGA pin-header available for software/application development.
American Portwell Technology is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the industry of Communication/Network Security Appliances, and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance (Intel ECA). The CAR-3000 1U rackmount Communication Appliance is perfectly positioned for network security applications such as firewall, VPN, IDS/IPS, anti-spam, anti-virus and UTM, and network management applications such as routers, RAS gateways, QoS, server load-balance, wireless controllers, medical DICOM and PACS, and industrial automation control via Ethernet TCP/IP.
Modular Design Translates to Customer Cost Savings
According to Mark Huang, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing manager, the company decided to design the CAR-3000 1U rackmount network server as a modular form factor in order to help customers maximize cost savings in today’s economy. “We wanted to include in this product with as many options as we could,” says Huang, “and that naturally led us to think modular. This way, our customers have at least three choices for system placement: the basic configuration; a daughter card connected via the built-in PCI-E x8 Golden Finger; or their own third-party card. We gave customers a wide range of CPUs to choose from including Intel’s Core 2 Quad, varieties of Core 2 Duo and Celeron LGA-775 processors, so it’s completely compatible with the EID roadmap.”
“But we didn’t stop there,” Huang continues. “We looked at even more cost savings by ramping up protection with two built-in bypass segments—Fail-Open or Fail-Close. This built-in fail-over function maximizes uptime for inline gateways, reduces costs associated with unnecessary downtime and provides our customers with a single supplier solution to further streamline their costs. Then,” adds Huang, “we looked at how we could help our customers grow their own customer base by making the CAR-3000 regulatory certification ready—including FCC/CE and UL—and RoHS/WEEE compliant, which means that the CAR-3000 can be used both domestically and internationally right out of the box.”
Versatile Cost-Saving Configuration
Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director states: “CAR-3000 is a product that balances cost and configuration. It’s expandable for future changes. Its modular design simplifies cabling. It’s ready for the 10G Ethernet solution and can meet the needs of today’s most advanced data centers. And it’s designed for OEM branding.”
“What’s more,” says Shen, “our customers not only benefit from American Portwell’s ability to consistently provide the most up-to-date technology and features,” he confirms, “but they also gain peace of mind from the long life cycle support inherent with every Portwell product.”
About American Portwell Technology
American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Network Security market and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of communication appliances, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell Technology is both an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell Technology’s extensive turnkey and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email email@example.com or visit us at http://www.portwell.com.
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