BSQUARE Creates Server Solutions for Dual-Core Xeon, Windows Embedded

BSQUARE (Nasdaq: BSQR), a leading software and services provider to the global embedded device community, announced that it will provide optimization services and support for server solutions based on the Intel(R) NetStructure(R) MPCBL0050 Single Board Computer, containing the new Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor 5100 series, and Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Embedded Server 2003 R2. For example, OEMs building dedicated embedded server solutions based on the Intel MPCBL0050 will be able to accelerate their time to market by having their image developed by BSQUARE. BSQUARE will also provide system integration and Windows Embedded server licensing.

In addition, BSQUARE will focus on the software optimization of dedicated function servers and server appliances utilizing SQL Server(TM) 2005 for Embedded Systems. These dedicated servers are targeted at back-end database for embedded applications, Data Protection Manager for Embedded Systems, continuous disk backup of network servers, document imaging database server, Integrated Voice Messaging System database server and Storage Server database server. These added services demonstrate BSQUARE’s increasing focus on the embedded server market.

“The new Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor 5100 series is an exciting new product for the embedded server market. We believe that our OEM customers will benefit from the significant performance improvements and power efficiencies,” says Brian Crowley, CEO of BSQUARE.

“BSQUARE’s deep knowledge of the Windows Embedded OS allows them to fully support our equipment manufacturer customers with a complete solution for building an embedded server using high performance building blocks from Intel,” said Joe Jensen, general manager, Communications Infrastructure Group, Intel. “The Intel NetStructure(R) MPCBL0050 single board computer will help improve the time to market for our customers.”

The Intel MPCBL0050 Single Board Computer, a fifth generation design, combines Intel(R) 64 technology with dual-core, dual processing capabilities (four cores in total) providing a performance boost and superior subsystem scalability and density. This new high performance design also delivers significant performance improvement within a 200W power envelop with AMC expandability for compute-intensive and database-access applications. These dedicated embedded applications servers are targeted at streaming media (Enterprise Content Delivery Network), Medical imaging, Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and Network Boot Engine.

BSQUARE is a solution provider to the global embedded device community. Since 1994, BSQUARE has completed hundreds of successful projects and is a trusted partner to smart device makers worldwide. Our teams collaborate at any stage in device development with a portfolio including software and hardware development, systems integration services, reference designs, board support packages, middleware, and applications. As a full service provider, BSQUARE also offers Windows Embedded licensing expertise. BSQUARE is a Bronze Level member of the Intel Communications Alliance. For more information, contact BSQUARE at 888-820-4500.

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