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PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS ZT 5551 SINGLE BOARD COMPUTER.



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:PTIX), a unified systems designer for the communications, military and commercial market, has unveiled the Pentium III-based ZT 5551 Single Board Computer. The ZT 5551 is the next in the product roadmap for High Availability, Redundant System Slot single board computers and is a direct upgrade of the company's highest selling CompactPCI SBC, the ZT 5550.

Performance Technologies' ZT 5551 adds capabilities for the PICMG An industry consortium that develops specifications for backplanes and interconnects for electronic equipment in the industrial and telecom fields. It was founded in 1994 as the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group, hence the acronym.  2.9 Intelligent Platform Management Interface The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification defines a set of common interfaces to computer hardware and firmware which system administrators can use to monitor system health and manage the system. Several dozen companies support IPMI.  (IPMI) specification, which allows for remote, comprehensive management. The single slot, 6U SBC is designed for redundant processing configurations requiring the highest levels of system availability. It includes a 1GHz low power Pentium III processor and supports up to 2GB of memory.

"Management is a critical function for all embedded components, and the IPMI capabilities of our ZT 5551 provide the most comprehensive standards-based management functions in the industry," said Jennifer Slosar, product manager for Performance Technologies. "The ZT 5551 is the latest of our products to utilize the innovative IPMI specification, on which our recently introduced Advanced Managed Platform line is based."

The ZT 5551 joins Performance Technologies' complete line of CompactPCI Pentium M- and Pentium III-based single board computers. Key features of the ZT 5551 include:

-- 1GHz Pentium III processor - Low Power FCBGA FCBGA Flip Chip Ball Grid Array
FCBGA Flip Chip Bga
2

-- PCI-to-PCI bridge interfaces to 32-bit or 64-bit CompactPCI operating at 33MHz

-- Up to 2GB of PC 133 SDRAM with ECC (1) (Error-Correcting Code) A type of memory that corrects errors on the fly. See ECC memory.

(2) (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) A public key cryptography method that provides fast decryption and digital signature processing.
 

-- 16MB onboard FLASH

-- Battery backed Real Time Clock with field replaceable battery

-- 32-bit 33MHz PCI (1) (Payment Card Industry) See PCI DSS.

(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus).
 interface to mezzanine for I/O expansion

-- Two serial ports with one routed front/rear, second on rear panel only

-- On board SM712 PCI Bus Video Controller

-- Two USB ports, one front, one rear panel

The ZT 5551 is available immediately. Pricing begins at $2995.

About Performance Technologies

Performance Technologies (NASDAQ:PTIX) is a developer of unified embedded computing products and system-level solutions for the communications, military and commercial markets. Serving the industry for over 20 years, our packet-based products enable equipment manufacturers and carriers to provide highly available and fully-managed systems with time-to-market, performance and cost advantages.

Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County. For the town in Ulster County, see Rochester, Ulster County, New York.
Rochester, once known as The Flour City, and more recently as The Flower City or
. Additional operational and engineering facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California San Luis Obispo (IPA: [sæn 'luɪs ə'bɪspoʊ]; Spanish for St. Louis, the Bishop) is a city in California, located roughly midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the Central Coast.  and Ottawa, Canada.

Performance Technologies can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.pt.com.

For more information, call 585/256-0200.
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