DFI-ITOX Achieves Associate Status in Intel Embedded Alliance

DFI Inc., a leading embedded product solution supplier, announced that DFI-ITOX has been elevated from Affiliate to Associate status in the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance (Intel® ECA), a community of communications and embedded developer solution providers. DFI-ITOX achieved this distinction by consistently demonstrating its commitment to innovation and through its ability to meet customer demands for the highest-quality boards ranging in form-factors from Mini-ITX through ATX.

Since its launch in 1981, DFI, Inc. has become one of the world’s “Top 10″ manufacturers of motherboards for use in the home and office PC marketplaces. As the United States affiliate of DFI-ACP, the company’s applied computing products division, ITOX produces long-life, revision-controlled motherboards for demanding applied computing and x86 embedded systems applications. This includes use within light industrial and special OEM environments as well as voice messaging, medical electronics, industrial control, security & surveillance, telecommunications, ATM/POS, digital signage, gaming and kiosk systems.

“This is a great honor for DFI-ITOX,” said Andy Lu, Managing Director of DFI. “As an active member in the Intel® ECA program, DFI-ITOX has worked diligently with developers and providers to produce high-quality modular, standards-based building blocks, platforms and solutions for the communications and embedded market segments.

“Through this elevated membership, DFI-ITOX will now be in an even better position to serve our customers world-wide with quality embedded solutions that reduce costs, risk and overall design times. We also look forward to all the benefits afforded through this elevated recognition, which includes early access to Intel’s latest embedded-technology innovations as well as numerous partnership, promotional and marketing opportunities.”

The Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance is one of the world’s most recognized embedded and communications ecosystems providing customers with a trusted supply line of Embedded Intel® Architecture based products and services. Since its launch five years ago, Intel® ECA has grown to include more than 160 member companies working to speed the development, cut costs, and plow through design roadblocks surrounding the implementation of Embedded Intel® Architecture components.

About DFI-ACP
Established in 1981, DFI has been the leader in cutting edge computing technology worldwide. With more than 27 years of experience, DFI is not only a major manufacturer of up-to-date commercial motherboards for the PC market, but is also the leader in producing strict revision control and long life availability products for the embedded industry. DFI-ACP is the embedded computing products division of DFI, Inc., chartered with the sole responsibility of supporting board and system level designs for light industrial and specialized OEM applications.

About ITOX Applied Computing
Headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey, ITOX Applied Computing is the United States affiliate of DFI-ACP. Since its founding in 1987, the company has been recognized in the U.S. markets as a leading supplier of x86 embedded motherboards and SBCs for use in light industrial and special OEM environments including voice messaging, medical electronics, industrial control, security & surveillance, telecommunications, ATM/POS, digital signage, gaming and kiosk systems. As an independent ISO 9001:2000 registered firm, ITOX provides and supports both standard and custom-designed products in form-factors ranging from ATX through Mini-ITX, ECX. EPIC and COM Express. ITOX is committed to supporting customer requirements and continues to provide motherboards incorporating legacy ISA slots, along with PCI, PCI-X and PCI Express bus support. For more information, contact ITOX at sales@itox.com or call 888-200-4869 (732-390-2815 Outside USA) Ext. 6712.