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January 14, 2004 4:00 PM

From Parvus Corporation

CPU Evaluation Kits Now Available from Parvus for SpacePC® x86 PC/104 Computers

Contact Name: Mike Southworth
Contact Email: mike_southworth@parvus.com
WebSite: http://www.parvus.com/news.htm


Evaluating Pentium®, 586, 486DX4, and 386SX-Class Embedded CPU Boards from Parvus Made as Simple as Plugging in Power and Flipping a Switch to Boot Up 
 
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - January 14, 2004 - Parvus® Corporation today announced the availability of SpacePC® CPU Evaluation Kits for its 4320, 4200, 2320, and 2110 Series embedded PC boards. Now available to qualified prospective customers for a 30-day free evaluation, these CPU evaluation kits offer effortless evaluation of Parvus’ SpacePC line, so that users can be up and running in minimal time, testing out features and capabilities of the CPU boards without the hassle of wiring or power issues. 
 
Parvus’ SpacePC CPU line of PC/104 and PC/104-Plus CPUs is characterized by its space-saving size (3.550” x 3.775”), broad support for x86 operating systems (i.e. Windows, VxWorks, Linux, QNX), low-power consumption (4-5 watts typical), soldered RAM memory (for ruggedness), optional extended temperature operation (from –40ºC to +85ºC), and breadth of integrated peripherals.  
 
Each evaluation kit comes with a CPU board that is pre-installed with its peripherals interfaced to a PC/104-Plus baseboard with standard PC-style connectors for PS/2, VGA, RJ-45 Ethernet, and CompactFlash®. Users need only to attach their monitor, keyboard, and mouse, then plug the provided AC/DC power adapter into a 120V outlet, and flip the power switch to begin booting up.  
 
Kits also include the standard ribbon cable sets and related adapters (i.e. Ethernet, CAN, USB/Audio) for each CPU board, a CompactFlash disk with operating system, Web browser, and TCP/IP stack, as well as a CD-ROM disk with drivers, manuals, and technical documentation. CPUs without onboard video also come with Parvus’ 104FX ™ video card installed. 
 
Customers will have a period of 30 days to evaluate each CPU kit, after which, customers can either return or purchase the kits. Supplies are limited. Some restrictions apply. Visit www.SpacePC.com for more information about the complete line of SpacePC PC/104 and PC/104-Plus CPU modules or call Parvus’ sales team at 800-483-3152 to place an order.  
 
ABOUT PARVUS 
Parvus Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer and systems integrator of modular computer boards, enclosures, displays and embedded systems based on the PC/104 computer standard. Parvus offers rugged, Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) computing solutions ideal for avionics, military, medical, industrial, and transportation OEMs. For more information, visit www.parvus.com or call 801.483.1533. 
 
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