Press Release


Fremont, calif.—August 10, 2010—American Portwell Technology, Inc. (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the Network Security market, and a member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, announces the CAR-4003 1U Communications Appliance based on the quad-core Intel® Xeon® processor X3400 or L3400 (formerly codenamed Lynnfield) or Intel Core i5 or Core i3 processor (formerly codenamed Clarkdale). Portwell’s CAR-4003 is the ideal solution for security applications such as Enterprise Internet Security, Firewall, WAN optimization, Unified Threat Management, Network Access Control, Network Behavior Analysis and Triple Play broadcasting for both the enterprise and medium-sized offices.

Powered by Intel's intelligent server processors -- the Intel Xeon processor 3400 series – Portwell’s new CAR-4003 supports four DIMM slots with high speed 1333MHz dual-channel DDR3 ECC memory; dual x8 PCI Express Gen2 slot (8 GB/s bi-directional) for connecting Portwell's expansion modules; expansion capabilities include Two PCI-E x8 interface for a modular bay for Portwell’s ABN/NIP 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) and PCIe Gen2 Quad Port GbE and SFP (Intel 82580) module; 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); VGA pin-header available for software/application development; one 3.5" or two 2.5" Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive; and one on-board CompactFlash slot.

Featuring IPMI to Improve Server Management

In addition, the CAR-4003 provides IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) v2.0 functions for remote management, including IPMI over LAN, IP over KVM (iKVM) , Serial Over LAN (SOL) redirection, Event logging, OS independent Hardware Health Monitoring. IPMI helps lower the overall costs of server management by enabling customers to save time, maximize IT resources and potentially manage multivendor environments in the same way.
The IPMI consists of a main controller called the baseboard management controller (BMC) and other management controllers distributed among different system modules that are referred to as "satellite" controllers. User can access IPMI functionality through the command line with the IPMItool utility either in-band or out-of-band. Additionally, user can generate an IPMI-specific trap from the web interface, or manage the server's IPMI functions from any external management solution that is IPMI v1.5 or v2.0 compliant.

The IPMI operates independently of the operating system and allows administrators to manage a system remotely even in the absence of an operating system or the system management software, or even if the monitored system is powered off, while connected to a power source. IPMI can also function after the operating system has started, and offers enhanced features when used with system management software. IPMI prescribes only the structure and format of the interfaces as a standard.

More Flexibility and Extensive Connectivity

As a space-saving 1U platform, CAR-4003 -- with one PCI Express expansion in an x4 slot -- provides more flexibility for customers requiring Crypto, Wireless, ADSL and other add-on modules. For external connectivity, the CAR-4003 platform -- featuring up to twenty PCI-Express Gen2 Gigabit Ethernet ports with 6 pairs of bypass segments -- can be deployed easily in frontline security applications.

Other features include two USB 2.0 ports and RJ45 console on the front panel, 300W high-efficiency (80 plus) AC-DC ATX power supply with PFC, and Intel Turbo Boost Technology.

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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 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 is both an ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2000 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

Intel® and Xeon® are registered trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other products and company names referred to herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.


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Mark Huang
Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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Susan Wei
Marketing Executive
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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