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PORTWELL announces new 14-slot rack-mount chassis
Modular design, flexible configuration, excellent cost/performance


FREMONT, CALIF. -- July 16, 2007 -- American Portwell Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the Industrial PC (IPC) market and a member of the Intel Communications Alliance, announces its new AREMO-4196, a 19˝ 4U industrial rack-mount chassis that includes a flexible 14-slot backplane. The AREMO-4196 joins Portwell’s existing family of AREMO rack-mount and node chassis products, and features four front access ports for USB, three 5.25˝ drive bays for RAID or optical drives, two internal 3.5˝ drives for HDD and an optional redundant power supply. The new AREMO-4196 is aimed at system integrators and OEMs and has been designed to ease operation and service in the field -- its washable air filter is easy to detach for maintenance and/or replacement. Dual 12 cm ball-bearing cooling fans (with built-in failure detection) ensure improved ventilation, an add-on card retainer minimizes vibration failure and the flexible chassis accommodates either backplanes or ATX motherboards.
Available now, Portwell’s new AREMO-4196 19˝ 4U industrial rack-mount chassis is the ideal solution for applications such as industrial control, Internet security server, communications server, data center server, radio broadcasting server or digital surveillance server.

What’s new
New features for the AREMO-4196 19˝ 4U industrial rack-mount chassis include PCI-based RAID kits that support up to three SATA HDDs with RAID 0, 1, 5 selections. The disk bus is E-IDE with Ultra DMA support and the RAID kits themselves provide a GUI manager for installation and maintenance. They also support hot-swap and hot-spare capabilities.
The front panel of the AREMO-4196 chassis now incorporates power and reset switches, four ports for USB, and HDD/Power/Fan-fail/LAN LEDs.
The AREMO-4196 adopts the newly designed card retainer to provide more secure seating for the PCI and ISA type cards. Transportation, installation and de-installation of the new AREMO-4196 19˝ 4U industrial rack-mount chassis are made much easier with the addition of user-friendly handles.

Flexible configuration
“The new AREMO-4196 was designed for SIs and OEMs, so cost and flexibility are key,” says Jack Lam, American Portwell Technology’s senior product marketing manager. “The AREMO-4196 has an excellent cost/performance ratio and can be configured from simple PC to RAID server or from ATX to 14-slot backplane with SHB (Slot Host Board).
The modularized design can easily handle a variety of different systems and future upgrades,” adds Lam, “and the lockable front access protects the user and provides our customers with an extra level of security.”

The next generation… now
According to Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director, Portwell’s AREMO-4196 represents the next generation of 4U rack-mount computer chassis in its technology and its ability to provide a superior cost/performance ratio. “It not only incorporates the latest industrial design,” explains Shen, “but it is also field service and user friendly, and incorporates a flexible configuration and future upgradeability.”

User-friendly design
Shen also points to the addition of carrying handles and washable air filters as an example of Portwell’s meticulous user-friendly approach to the new AREMO-4196. “Portwell thinks consistently about the needs of its customers and end-users when designing new products or enhancements to an existing product line,” says Shen. “This attention to detail has been instrumental to our success as a leading provider of IPC systems, embedded computer boards, and communication appliances for SIs, OEMs and ODMs worldwide.”

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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. For more information about American Portwell’s 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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19" 4U industrial rack-mount chassis with 14 slots

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