Emerson Network Power Unveils Centellis 4440 40GbE ATCA Platform Core

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm], announced the Centellis[TM] 4440, one of the industry’s first AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) platform cores with 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) backplane technology. The Centellis 4440 is specifically designed to address the carrier-grade requirements of the telecommunications industry and future-proof customers’ ATCA platforms against the increasing bandwidth demands of data plane applications, while remaining fully backward-compatible with existing 1GbE/10GbE fabric technologies.

In addition to supporting 1GbE, 10GbE and 40GbE operation, the Centellis 4440 meets the CP-TA B.4 thermal profile requirements for aggregate slot level airflow and airflow direction. This flexible configuration, which improves interoperability between payload blades and ATCA platforms, minimizes thermal constraints and increases the overall longevity of ATCA platforms. This functionality enables telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) to adopt high-power payload blades with the added benefit of future interoperability.

The Centellis 4440 supports rapidly increasing application bandwidth and at the same time addresses the carriers’ need to lower capital expenditure by increasing the longevity of their deployed platforms. Designed specifically to meet these increasing bandwidth and cooling demands, the Centellis 4440 is ideal for many data plane applications such as IPTV, GGSN, SGSN and Media Gateways based on packet processing or multi-core processor technology.

“We are proud to continue Emerson Network Power’s long tradition of pushing the envelope with regard to advances in fabric interfaces with the release of the Centellis 4440 ATCA platform core,” said Ross Armstrong director of ATCA marketing for Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing business. “We are confident that this latest addition to our portfolio of fully integrated and validated ATCA platform cores will support the industry’s evolving need for a range of current applications, as well as those in the future.”

“Because Emerson Network Power’s Centellis 4440 platform supports 1GbE/10GbE blades and future 40GbE blades, it offers customers an extremely cost-effective solution to future-proofing their platform infrastructure,” said Simon Stanley, analyst at large at Heavy Reading and Principal Consultant for Earlswood Marketing. “In addition to the obvious upgradability benefits, the platform meets the CP-TA B.4 thermal profile requirements and significantly increases interoperability with high-powered payload blades and expands the open standard’s reach into a broad range of untapped applications.”

The Centellis 4440 will be available in December 2008.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm] from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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