Press Release

PICMG 1.3 SHB with four-core technology
ROBO-8210VG2AR delivers improved
multitasking and multithreading performance

FREMONT, CALIF. -- November 16, 2010 -- American Portwell Technology, Inc., ( a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market and an Associate member of the Intel Embedded Alliance, has launched its new ROBO-8210VG2AR. Aimed at customers who are seeking lower power consumption while remaining at the forefront of new technology, American Portwell’s ROBO-8210VG2AR supports a choice of Intel’s latest Core i5 or i7 processor with the Mobile Intel QM57 Express chipset in a PICMG 1.3 standard System Host Board (SHB) with DDR3 SDRAM, DVI-I, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, Audio and USB. The new ROBO-8210VG2AR SHB also provides legacy support for Intel Celeron processor P4500.

Fully-loaded and ready for action

ROBO-8210VG2AR offers up to 8GB DDR3 1066/800 SDRAM on two 240-pin DIMM sockets; a Gen 5.75 3D graphics engine (integrated in the Intel Core i5/i7 processor); dual display via DVI-I interface; iAMT 6.0 and external TPM via TPM module; dual Gigabit Ethernet based on PCI-E x1, high bandwidth I/O interface; rich I/O connections such as FDD, two Gigabit Ethernet, serial ports, parallel port and USB 2.0; and four on-board SATA ports to support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10.

American Portwell’s ROBO-8210VG2AR Core i5/i7 processor-based PICMG 1.3 SHB is the ideal solution for applications in industrial automation and control, medical imaging equipment, digital security surveillance, broadcast systems and network security.

Four-core power for improved multitasking and multithreading

“The new ROBO-8210VG2AR offers great computing performance because it is powered by up to four processor execution cores via the Intel Core i5/i7 processor,” says Jack Lam, American Portwell Technology’s senior product marketing manager. “This configuration delivers better multitasking and multithreaded performance. Built-in support for the Gen 5.75 3D graphics engine provides improved 3D multimedia capabilities,” Lam adds, “including Microsoft® DirectX® 10, Shadier Model 4.0, MPEG-2 and OpenGL 2.1. This optimized graphics performance is made possible by the SHB’s use of the Intel GMA X4500,” Lam confirms.

High speed performance and long product life cycle

Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director points out that ROBO-8210VG2AR’s high speed performance is made possible by channeling the output of the Core i5/i7 processors and Mobile QM57 Express chipset through dual Gigabit Ethernet. ”This combination of lower power consumption and greater computing power and flexibility -- which is facilitated by four core processing -- enables our customers to handle an even wider range of applications. It’s the perfect choice for customers who want to adopt the latest technology from Intel while keeping their power consumption low.

“Not only that,” Shen continues, “but our customers also benefit from the peace of mind they get from the long life cycle support inherent with every Portwell product.”


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About American Portwell Technology

American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Industrial and Embedded Computing market and an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is both an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 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

Jack Lam
Sr. Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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

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