American Portwell Debuts NAD-2100, NAR-2200 Communications Appliances

American Portwell Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator and supplier of Internet Security Appliances, and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance, announces new entry-level NAD-2100 desktop and NAR-2200 1U rackmount competitively-priced communications appliances that use Intel® chipsets and support for Celeron® M/ Pentium® M processors up to 2 GHz to provide high computing performance with low power consumption for edge network appliances.

The fanless, low power NAD-2100 desktop and NAR-2200 1U rackmount are the ideal choice for system integrators (SIs), OEMs and software developers designing and implementing edge networking security applications such as network intrusion prevention/detection, spyware control, content filter, P2P control, instant message recording for small office/home office (SOHO) and remote satellite office. The two units support PCI-Express and are also extremely effective in applications within industrial automation and control, and medical DICOM and PACS.

Budget-conscious price point, easy expansion
“We designed the new NAD-2100 desktop and NAR-2200 1U rackmount units not only to provide a full Intel solution and easy expansion, but to do so at a competitive, budget-conscious price point,” says Mark Huang, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing manager. “The Intel 915GME chipset (with 533/400 MHz FSB) includes support for Intel’s Celeron M/Pentium M processors to provide superior reliability in a fan-less/low noise configuration. Four onboard PCI-E x1 GbE ports and two PCI-FE or GbE ports ensure easy expansion and wider bandwidth using ADSL, wireless, crypto or other add-on card/modules per our customer’s requirements,” Huang adds. “The units include up to six built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports to maximize network bandwidth.” According to Huang, the units also include: one bypass segment (fail-open/fail-close) and a non-bypass mode by power failure configurable; two 200-pin SODIMM sockets that support DDR2 533 up to 2GB; and support for a Compact Flash socket, Disk on Module and one SATA/IDE 2.5/3.5-inch HDD.

“What’s more,” explains Huang, “the NAD-2100 desktop and NAR-2200 1U rackmount units include a reset button to revert the system to the manufacturer’s default setting. A feature that is definitely not available on commercial motherboard-based systems.”

Increased reliability and programming support
“The new desktop and 1U rackmount units provide a full Intel solution,” says Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director. “This means that they are able to furnish increased reliability and programming support.” Shen also states that Portwell’s NAD-2100 desktop and NAR-2200 1U rackmount edge network communications appliances are edge network smart. “They do it by providing high computing performance with low power consumption at a competitive price point,” he confirms.

About American Portwell Technology
American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Network Security market and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications 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. 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.