NCS Introduces Ultra-Compact, Low-Cost, Low-Power and Super-Quiet Set-top Server Appliance Platforms

Posted by tadelste on Jan 29, 2006 4:53 PM EDT
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Platforms Include New Fanless and Diskless Appliance Suitable for Office Deployment

MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- NCS Technologies, a leading provider of servers, internet appliances, notebooks, desktops and industrial computers today announced the release of three new ultra-compact set-top server appliance platforms targeted at entry level applications.

"The introduction of new entry level ultra-compact appliance platforms supports our commitment to deliver innovative products that address the cost- sensitive needs of our ISV customers," said Pranay Prakash, Executive Director, OEM Servers & Appliances for NCS. "We will continue our engineering efforts and will add new products to this line as technology evolves."

The NCSAPP 50-V is the industry's smallest low-power portable appliance platform designed to run in a fanless and diskless configuration. With no moving parts, the 50-V appliance platform features very high reliability and is suited for entry level network management applications and can be configured as a VPN gateway, network bandwidth controller, SSL, firewall, IDS or IPS. The 50-V features an embedded 600MHz VIA Eden processor, up to 1GB DDR 266 memory, two 10/100 Ethernet ports and Compact Flash memory. For more information on this product, please visit: The NCSAPP 50-P is a super quiet but robust appliance platform perfectly suited for 24x7 applications. Its small footprint allows it to be placed on a desk or in small corners where office space is at a premium. The 50-P provides unmatched performance in its unique form-factor and is suitable for SMB applications such as Instant Messaging, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus and other security applications. The 50-P features an Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 or an Intel(R) Celeron(R) processor and can be configured with a standard 3.5" EIDE hard drive. The 50-P supports up to 2GB of DDR333/266 RAM and comes standard with 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Designed specifically for mass deployment and seamless operation, the ultra-compact NCSAPP 110-P is an ideal low-cost appliance platform suitable for applications such as web hosting, e-mail filtering, firewall, VPN and other security applications. Unlike the 50-P, the 110-P is a 1U rack- mountable appliance that can also be deployed as a set-top unit. The 110-P can be configured with Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 or Celeron(R) processor and has dual Gigabit Ethernet ports onboard. Using a low-profile PCI expansion slot, two more Gigabit standalone or fail-over by-pass Ethernet ports can be added to the system.

For more information on the 50-P and 110-P, please visit: All NCSAPP appliance platforms can run BSD, Linux(TM) or Windows(R) operating systems and can be completely customized to develop a final appliance product for ISVs. Pricing starts at $550 for an entry level product. All platforms are available immediately. About NCS

NCS Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Windows(R), Linux(TM) and BSD compatible servers, internet appliances, notebooks, desktops and industrial computers. The company's rock-solid products are manufactured in its ISO 9001:2000 registered state-of-the-art facility and are available in a range of built-to-order configurations. Please visit: for general information and to learn more about NCS' Appliance Partner Program. NCS can also be reached at (703) 621-1538

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