Emerson Network Power Debuts Centellis 4410 10GbE ATCA Platform Core

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm], announced the release of the Centellis[tm] 4410 AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) platform core, its most economical 10GbE system for telecom central office and server class applications. Engineered using field-proven Emerson technology, the 14-slot, 13U Centellis 4410 platform core is pre-validated with a variety of ATCA processor blades and enabling software, giving network equipment providers the ability to develop and deploy revenue-generating services quickly, cost effectively and with less business risk.

The Centellis 4410 was also designed to provide a common management platform on which multiple 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) applications can be deployed. The platform core has also been rigorously tested to CP-TA guidelines as an added measure to ensure interoperability across the ATCA ecosystem.

“At a time when costs are under particular scrutiny across all markets, Emerson is once again pleased to lead the ATCA ecosystem with a 10GbE platform core that actually costs less than first generation 1GbE ATCA platforms,” said Jorge Magalhaes, vice president of marketing for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. “This platform not only extends Emerson’s ATCA portfolio, but also reinforces the company’s leading position in the ATCA market – as established by independent sources such as market analyst firm, Venture Development Corporation.”

“Our expertise in this market, coupled with Emerson’s operational excellence and financial strength, gives us the unique ability to provide our customers with innovative and cost effective solutions for deploying and sustaining their network,” continued Magalhaes.

The Centellis 4410 platform core meets the unique carrier-grade requirements for a wide variety of telecom central office applications including wireless infrastructure, packetized voice and wireline data including billing servers, IP gateways, location registers and mobile switching centers. In addition, it is also able to provide an ideal platform for many server-class applications. It features redundant shelf manager and alarm modules, redundant power entry modules and two fan tray modules, plus is designed to meet one of the highest thermal profile levels possible.

At the heart of the Centellis 4410 is Emerson’s ATCA-F120 combined system controller and switching blade. The ATCA-F120 combines PICMG compliant base and fabric interface switching functionality with two AMC slots for additional processing and/or local storage. Assuming an HA (High Availability) environment with redundant ATCA-F120 switch blades, combining these key functions provides customers with two additional slots for billable applications.

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 create innovative solutions for customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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