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Greater computing power with lower power consumption

Fremont, CALIF. -- October 1, 2006 -- Industrial motherboard users are often faced with the choice between powerful computing power and the high cost of the energy it consumes. And while thermal coolers are effective, the weight and size of the cooler itself can become a weak link in the system. American Portwell Technology, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market and a member of the Intel Communications Alliance, has developed a practical solution to this problem with its new RUBY-9716VGAR industrial motherboard.

The ATX form factor mainboard supports the energy-saving Intel® Core 2 Duo dual-core E6400 processor based on the latest Q965 Express chipset, which includes the Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub and the Intel I/O Controller Hub ICH8DO, and features a Intel® Graphics Main Accelerator 3000, dual-channel memory bandwidth as high as 12.8 GB, and dynamic video memory of 384 MB to enable enhanced gaming and video interaction. Available now, Portwell’s new RUBY-9716VGAR industrial ATX motherboard is the ideal solution for applications in the medical equipment, gaming machine, industrial automation, financial automation, process control, semiconductor equipment, and network security markets.

Lower power consumption saves money 24/7
“Downtime and running costs are important criteria when considering the equation between power and energy,” says Jack Lam, American Portwell Technology’s senior product marketing manager. “In the past, you had to sacrifice one to achieve the other. Today, we believe we have successfully solved that equation with Intel’s latest technologies. It not only provides greater computing power and increased bandwidth, but does so at a reduced power consumption that makes it the economical choice for 24/7 operation.”
According to Lam, the new RUBY-9716VGAR industrial ATX motherboard provides enhanced video output. An on-board PCI Express x16 expansion slot supports the choice of an alternative graphics add-in card. Further expansion options include one PCI Express x1 slot, a PCI Express x4 slot, and four PCI slots to enrich the functionality of the customer’s platform.

Data protection and flexible storage devices support
“We didn’t stop at reducing the power consumption,” comments Frank Shen, American Portwell’s product marketing director, “but went on to include Intel® Matrix Storage Technology and five SATA connectors to ensure we protected valuable data efficiently in case of hard drive failure for systems configured as RAID 0, 1, 5 or 10. Not only that,” Shen adds, “we also kept the costs down by including an IDE device -- for the inexpensive support of storage devices.
Communications interfaces for Portwell’s new RUBY-9716VGAR industrial ATX motherboard include: one GB Ethernet port for fast network connection; eight USB ports support for additional peripheral attachment; and serial, parallel, and GPIO support for low speed external device connection.

RUBY-9716VGAR Single Board Computer

Brief specifications for RUBY-9716VGAR industrial ATX motherboard

    • Supports Intel® Core 2 Duo, Pentium® D, Pentium® 4, Celeron® D processor in an LGA775 socket equipped with dual core, Hyper-Threading, EM64T, EIST, and XD & VT technologies.
    • Four 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM DIMMM sockets, support for DDR2 1066/800/533 DIMMs, up to 8GB system memory.
    • Intel Q965 integrated GMA 3000 on-board graphics interface and PCI Express x16 interface for latest external high-end graphic card. The PCI Express x16 slot can also be used for a second independent display such as TV & DVI when plugged with the Add2/+ card.
    • One PCI Express x1, one PCI Express x4 and 4 PCI slots that cover most industry add-on cards; equipped single Gigabit Ethernet port.
    • Audio in/out, Watchdog timer; 8 USB 2.0 ports (four internal, four external).
    • IDE interface supports one IDE device or CompactFlash; five SATA 300 ports with Intel® Matrix Storage Technology

    American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market and a member of the Intel Communications Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of IPC systems, computer boards, communication appliance and Panel-PCs for both OEMs and ODMs. The company is located in Fremont, California. American Portwell Technology is also a GSA contractor For more information about American Portwell’s standard, extensive turnkey, and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email info@portwell.com or visit us at http://www.portwell.com

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Product Manager Contact information:
Jack Lam
Senior Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.