<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT"%> Portwell -- Product Release -- WADE-8056 Core 2 Duo Based Mini-ITX Board

WADE-8056 simplified embedded system board has smaller footprint


FREMONT, CALIF. -- January 22, 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, has launched its new WADE-8056 in response to market demand for a simplified embedded system board (ESB) that combines robust computing power, a smaller footprint, and lower power consumption with increased product longevity. The WADE-8056 Mini-ITX ESB utilizes the latest Intel Q965 and ICH8DO chipset to support Intel’s Core™ 2 Duo and Pentium® 4/Celeron® D processors. Its features include dual display, single GbE LAN port, PCI and mini-PCI expansion slots, four SATA ports, four COM ports, RAID (0,1,5,10) and six USB 2.0 ports in a compact 170 mm x 170 mm (6.69˝ x 6.69˝) form factor that weighs a mere 0.43 kg (0.94 lbs).
Available now, Portwell’s new WADE-8056 Mini-ITX ESB is the ideal solution for applications in medical equipment, storage device control, gaming machines, digital signage, kiosks, semiconductor equipment, and automation control equipment.

Robust computing power and reliability

“With its implementation of Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT), the new WADE-8056 ESB offers robust computing power and reliability for embedded applications in which the IT manager needs to discover, heal or protect the operation, and customers who are seeking increased computing, lower power consumption, and a longer product lifespan,” says Jack Lam, American Portwell Technology’s senior product marketing manager.
“The WADE-8056’s dual video outputs can drive two displays simultaneously at maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 or 1920 x 1080 for HDTV” adds Lam.

Keeping the size and the operating costs down
“The compact design of the WADE-8056’s Mini-ITX form factor does more than just keep the size down, it also helps reduce energy consumption,” explains Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director. “This means that companies with 24/7 operating applications can actually save money.”
“And while we kept one eye on current needs, we also kept the other on future requirements,” continues Shen. “For example, the expansion options are PCI and Mini-PCI slots, providing the high flexibility necessary for functional growth.”

Intel Q965 GMCH and Watchdog timer
Portwell’s WADE-8056 Mini-ITX ESB supports Intel® Core™ 2 Duo and Pentium® 4/Celeron® D processors, adopts Intel Q965 chipset, and includes GPIO and Watchdog timer.
“This is the latest chipset and supports the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which has speeds of up to 1066 MHz,“ explains Lam. “The Q965 chipset is also embedded with the fourth generation Intel integrated graphics controller, and a Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 that supports widescreen LCD displays and accelerated DirectX 9.0c,” he adds.

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