WIN Enterprises Debuts PL-01041 Network Appliance, MB-09043 Control Board

WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and platforms for OEMs, announces a high performance 2U network appliance, the PL-01041, and its control board with flexible Ethernet module design, the MB-09043. The control board and appliance feature Intel Dual Xeon processors and the Intel R E7520 chipset providing FSB 800MHz, plus Intel’s Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T).

The MB-09043 supports system memory up to 8 GB DDRII. PCI-Express yields a total system bandwidth of up to 32Gbps. MB-09043 offers eight GbE LAN ports with optional Ethernet bypass module on four ports. The design utilizes the Intel 82571EB Ethernet controller to enable flexible Plug-and-Serve configuring of the system’s I/O. The system can be configured to support eight Copper or four GbE SFP and four GbE Copper with optional bypass function on 4 – 8 ports. An optional rechargeable daughter card for bypass SFP Ethernet module supports SFP bypass for up to 3 hours. For system login with monitoring and building control proxy, the daughter card has two SATA connectors and a CompactFlash type II socket to enable rapid software loading. Other features include two serial ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one parallel port, one E-IDE connector, three digital I/O, a watchdog timer and hardware system monitoring capability. The control board and appliance also support two 64-bit PMC slots and one Mini PCI slot for additional expansion.

The PL-01041 appliance supports two removable 3.5″ SATA HDDs that can be inserted/removed easily from the front panel. The front panel also has one USB 2.0 port, RJ-45 console port, a 20 x 2 character LCM, a four buttons keypad, a LED indicator for power, HDD, SFP link and bypass function for local system management.

Network applications for the MB-09043 and PL-01041 include antispam, antivirus, load balancing, firewall, and unified threat management (UTM). These products enable system integrators, OEMs, and software vendors to market a range of high-performance network appliances with excellent time-to-market. All WIN Enterprises’ products can be customized when ordered in OEM quantities.


  • Intel Dual Xeon processors with 800 MHz FSB
  • Ten GbE SFP or Copper connectors with bypass function on four GbE ports
  • Two 64-bit PCI-X 100MHz slots
  • Two removable 3.5″ SATA HDD
  • One USB 2.0 and one console port
  • One 20 x 2 character LCM and 4-button keypad
  • High-efficiency heat pipe
  • Redundant 460W power supply
  • SFP bypass up to 3 hours of power

Pricing and Availability
The PL-01041 appliance and MB-09043 SBC are available now with costs in OEM quantities as follows:

  • MB-09043 = $497
  • PL-01041 = $2,460

About WIN Enterprises, Inc.
WIN Enterprises is a product development company that designs and manufactures customized x86-based embedded systems and motherboards. Founded in 1991, WIN Enterprises develops reference designs for OEMs, as well as customized set-top boxes, SBCs, rack-mounted appliances, and other electronic products. WIN Enterprises has facilities in the United States, Taiwan, China, Italy, and India which enables fast, cost-effective design, manufacturing, and product fulfillment for corporations around the world.