Portwell’s new 1U rackmount network server provides functionality and flexibility for medium-high business markets

Modular design of Portwell’s CAR-4010 utilizing latest Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 family supports on-board fiber ports and latest dual-port 10G network card in both fiber and copper NIC options

FREMONT, CALIF—April 12, 2011— American Portwell Technology, Inc. (http://www.portwell.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., an innovative network solutions provider and an Associate member of the Intel Embedded Alliance, announces CAR-4010, a new functional and modular 1U rackmount Communication Appliance that can be the perfect solution for customers providing network security solutions to medium-high businesses who want to acquire functionality and make a seamless transition to new technologies such as 10G Ethernet.

The CAR-4010 is based on the new Intel® C206 chipset-based platform which offers a wide range of CPU support from the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 family to the Intel® Core™ i3-2120 processor. It also supports the latest dual-channel DDR3 1333/1066 memory platform, which supports UDIMM Non-ECC or UDIMM ECC up to 8GB; up to two 3.5˝ or 2.5˝ SATA HDD or SSD; and up to four GbE SFP + four GbE RJ45 or eight GbE RJ45 onboard ports utilizing latest PCI-E Gen. 2.0 technology via Intel® 82580DB Gigabit Ethernet Controller with two software-controlled bypass segments (Fail-Open or Fail-Close). Expansion capabilities include one PCI-E x8 proprietary interface (See Note 1) and one PCI-E x16 standard interface (See Note 2) for a modular bay for Portwell’s ABN & NIP network interface card product family; fiber and copper port connections including dual-port 10G readiness with the following Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controllers (Intel® 82598EB, Intel® 82599ES with SFP+ Interface and Intel® 82599EB 10Gbase-T Copper Interface); 2x16 character LCD display module options that include EZIO-300 (with 4 buttons), EZIO-G400 (128x32 graphics display module with 4 buttons), or EZIO-G500 (128x64 graphics display module with 7 buttons) and VGA pin-header available for software/application development. Moreover, it implements an IPMI 2.0 feature on-board, providing more powerful monitoring and management.

Portwell’s CAR-4010 1U rackmount Communication Appliance is perfectly positioned for network security applications such as firewall, VPN, IDS/IPS, anti-spam, anti-virus and UTM, and network management applications such as routers, RAS gateways, QoS, server load-balance, wireless controllers, medical DICOM and PACS, and industrial automation control via Ethernet TCP/IP.

Module Design Translates to Customer Cost Savings
According to Mark Huang, American Portwell Technology’s senior product marketing manager, the company decided to design the CAR-4010 1U rackmount network server as a modular form factor in order to help customers maximize cost savings in today’s economy. “We wanted to include as many options as we could in this product,” says Huang, “and that naturally led us to think modular. This way, our customers have at least three choices for system placement: the basic configuration; a daughter card connected via built-in PCI-E x8 Golden Finger (See Note 2); or their own third-party card. We provide customers with a wide range of CPUs options including the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 family and the 2nd generation Intel Core i3 processor, so it’s compatible with the Intel® embedded products roadmap.

“But we didn’t stop there,” Huang continues. “We looked at even more cost savings by ramping up protection with two built-in bypass segments: Fail-Open or Fail-Close. This built-in fail-over function maximizes uptime for inline gateways, reduces costs associated with unnecessary downtime and provides our customers with a single supplier solution to further streamline their costs. Then,” adds Huang, “we looked at how we could help our customers grow their own customer base by making the CAR-4010 regulatory-certification ready -- including FCC, CE and UL -- and RoHS and WEEE compliant, which means that CAR-4010 can be used both domestically and internationally right out of the box.”

Versatile Cost-Saving Configuration
According to Frank Shen, senior product marketing director of American Portwell Technology, Inc., “CAR-4010 is a product that offers functionality and configuration flexibility. It’s expandable for future changes. Its modular design simplifies cabling. It’s ready for the 10G Ethernet solution and can meet the needs of today’s most advanced data centers. And it’s designed for OEM branding.”
“What’s more,” confirms Shen, “our customers not only benefit from Portwell’s ability to consistently provide the most up-to-date technology and features, but they also gain peace of mind from the long life cycle support inherent with every Portwell product.”

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Product details: http://www.portwell.com/products/detail.asp?CUSTCHAR1=CAR-4010

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About American Portwell Technology
American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Network Security market and an Associate member of the Intel Embedded Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of communication appliances, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell Technology 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 Technology’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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Note 1: PCI-E x8 proprietary interface is different from standard PCI-E x8 specification.
Note 2: PCI-E x16 standard interface actually offers one PCI-E x8 and one PCI-E x4 bandwidth.


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