Portwell Announces New Family of Compact, Low Power, Fanless Embedded Systems: The WEBS Series

Portwell's new WEBS series is a complete, self-contained Intel Atom processor-based system for industrial users

Portwell's WEBS series: Compact, low power, fanless embedded systems based on Intel Atom processor
Portwell's WEBS series: Compact, low power, fanless embedded systems based on Intel Atom processor

FREMONT, CALIF. – December 16, 2008 -- American Portwell Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and a member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance (Intel ECA), announces its new WEBS family of embedded system solutions based on Intel’s Atom™ processor.

American Portwell Technology’s WEBS family fully utilizes the low-power, high performance-per-watt advantages of the Intel Atom processor along with its ability to facilitate a fanless operation in an extremely compact footprint. At a mere 150 mm x 150 mm x 51 mm, the WEBS-2120—built with Portwell’s Nano-ITX embedded system board—measures less than the size of Apple’s Mac mini.

Each member of the WEBS family—which consists of the WEBS-2120, WEBS-1310/1320 and WEBS-3330/4330—is a complete self-contained system that dispenses with the need for a custom chassis and customer concerns about heat dissipation. American Portwell Technology’s new WEBS family is the perfect solution to enhance applications in the medical, healthcare automation, automation test equipment, industrial automation, gaming, kiosk, thin-client and digital signage markets.

Complete, compact and low-power solution

“Our new WEBS family takes full advantage of the low-power consumption of Intel’s Atom™-based processors,” says Jack Lam, senior product marketing manager, American Portwell Technology. “For example, the WEBS-1310, WEBS-1320 and WEBS-2120 consume a mere 5 watts--which a commercial netbook computer cannot offer--while the WEBS-3330 and WEBS-4330 consume just 10 watts. In addition to low power consumption, members of the WEBS family provide a far smaller footprint than competitive solutions because they take advantage of Portwell’s ECX, Nano-ITX and Mini-ITX embedded system board technologies,” adds Lam. “What’s more, for any OEM that wants to turn an existing embedded computing solution into a DC power-based application, Portwell offers the GADIWA series power supplies. The GADIWA power supply product family works with all Portwell’s WEBS embedded systems.”

The WEBS family

Each member of American Portwell Technology’s WEBS family utilizes Intel’s Atom™ processor to provide: low power consumption; high performance-per-watt advantages; fanless design for mission-critical applications; versatile storage interface and easy data access; and a compact and user-friendly design that makes installation and maintenance a snap.

The WEBS-2120 (Nano-ITX) and WEBS-1310/1320 (ECX) use Intel Atom processor Z510/Z530 and Intel System Controller Hub (SCH) US15W. WEBS-3330/4330 (Mini-ITX) are based on Intel’s Atom N270 processor and Intel 945GSE and ICH7-M chipset.

The WEBS family also includes one 200-pin SO-DIMM that supports DDR2 SDRAM up to 2GB; Secure Digital Card, Type II Compact Flash and 2.5? HDD storage. Dual display by VGA/DVI is standard in WEBS-3330 and WEBS-4330.

Delivering system solutions for Atom-based applications

“While there are many Atom™-based solutions in the market, very few of them are as self-contained as our WEBS family,” says Frank Shen, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director. “Portwell’s WEBS family provides a complete solution for industrial users who want to take advantage of the low power and fanless operation of Atom-based systems. At a maximum length of only 200 mm, we offer a far more compact footprint,” Shen confirms.

“Plus,” Shen adds, “the power and flexibility of the WEBS family also enables software-based companies to deliver solutions for both Atom-based applications and Real Time OS or Windows or Linux-based applications.”

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About American Portwell

American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the Embedded Computing market and a member of the Intel Embedded and Communications Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, and rackmount systems for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is both an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey, and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email info@portwell.com or visit us at www.portwell.com.

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Product Contact:

Jack Lam

Senior Product Marketing Manager

American Portwell Technology Inc



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Susan Wei

American Portwell Technology Inc