WIN Enterprises Rolls Out PL-8000 1U Rackmount Networking Platform

WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and platforms for OEMs, announces the PL-8000, a 1U rackmount networking and network security platform based on the Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor. The EP80579 is a System-on-a-Chip (SoC) processor that integrates CPU, North Bridge, South Bridge, and optional Intel® QuickAssist accelerator technology on a single chip.

WIN Enterprises PL-8000 1U Rackmount Networking PlatformCompared with three-chip solutions, the Intel® EP80579 offers more performance per watt and application specific performance in less space than traditional designs. The platform offers a choice of processor performance of either 600MHz or 1.2 GHz, a high bandwidth DDRII DIMM slot with memory up to 2GB, and a full set of VPN functions such as encryption, hashing and public/private key generation. Storage features include one 3.5″ SATA HDD and CompactFlash[tm] .

The platform offers five GbE Copper and a maximum of 8 GbE Ethernet ports via PCI-E by 1 or by 4 accessible on the front-panel. To prevent network problems when the platform shuts down, PL-8000 supports one segment of LAN bypass function through WDT and GPIO pin definitions. The front panel also features an USB 2.0 port, a RJ-45 console port and LED indicators to monitor power and storage activities for system management, maintenance, and diagnostics. The PL-8000 supports two PCI-E by4 slots. The unit is RoHS, FCC and CE compliant.


  • Onboard Intel® EP80579 (Tolapai) Integrated processor (at 600MHz and 1.2GHz)
  • Supports a maximum of 8 GbE ports with two segments bypass
  • Single channel DDRII SODIMM supports up to 2 GB
  • One PCIe by4 expansion slot
  • One USB 2.0; one 3.5” SATA HDD bay, CF socket and console port

The PL-8000 is available now. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery. Pricing for the unit with onboard processor begins at $435 in OEM quantities. Linux, Windows Embedded XP and FreeBSD are supported. The PL-8000 is available as a commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) platform or can serve as the basis for a custom networking or communications design.

For additional information visit the PL-8000 product page or contact with your inquiries.

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 has developed several reference designs for leading microprocessor companies, as well as customized set-top boxes, rack-mounted appliances, and other electronic products for electronic-OEMs. WIN Enterprises has facilities in the United States, Taiwan, China, and India. A global approach to its business enables cost-effective design, manufacturing, and fulfillment services for corporations around the world. For more information contact WIN Enterprises at 1-978-688-2000 or e-mail