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July 19, 2004 8:00AM

From Parvus Corporation

Parvus’ PC104+DEV™ Development Platform Offers Flexibility and Convenience for Embedded Systems

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


Parvus unveils benchtop development station for use with PC/104, PC/104-Plus, ISA and PCI computer boards  
 
SALT LAKE CITY – July 19, 2004 – Parvus® Corp. today unveiled the PC104+DEV™, an open-frame development platform designed to simplify software and hardware development of embedded computer systems. The unit combines an ATX power supply, CD-ROM drive, 3.5” floppy drive and 2.5” IDE hard drive together with a unique backplane designed for use with PCI, ISA, PC/104 and/or PC/104-Plus single board computer and expansion cards.  
 
Offering a high degree of flexibility and convenience for developing, prototyping, and/or testing embedded PCs, the PC104+DEV benchtop development station comes equipped with a variety of PC/AT D-subminiature connectors and standard features. Included are serial, parallel, IDE and PS/2 interfaces, as well as a real time clock battery, power on/off switch, voltage LED indicators, and a reset pushbutton.  
 
Users need simply attach a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to a user-supplied CPU board to have all of the system resources of a typical desktop PC. This product is also sold with a PC/104 or PC/104-Plus computer as part of all SpacePC Development Kits, which come preassembled with a CPU board, cable set, POST code card, and accessories mounted on the development base. See www.EmbeddedPCmodules.com for more information. 
 
FEATURES  
· 3 Disk Drives: 2.5" IDE, CD-ROM, 3.5" Floppy 
· Aluminum Benchtop Chassis (Powder Coated for Scratch Resistance) 
· PC Style Connector: 2x DB9 (Serial), 1x DB25 (Parallel), 1x ATX Power, 1x IDE (2mm), 2x PS/2 (Keyboard, Mouse) 
· PC/104 or PC/104-Plus Card Stack Location (All bus signals operate with the same purpose and function as their ISA or PCI bus counterparts) 
· PCI-ISA (PC/AT) Backplane: 2x 32-bit PCI Slots, 2x 16-bit ISA Slots 
· Power On Switch, Voltage LED Indicators, Reset Pushbutton, Real Time Clock Battery  
· Power Supply (110/220Vac): 5 Outputs: ±5, ±12, +3vdc  
 
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY 
This product is currently in stock and priced at $533/each in single unit quantities. 
 
NOTE FOR EDITORS 
See http://www.parvus.com/news for high-resolution, downloadable artwork and an MS Word copy of this announcement. 
 
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 circuit board 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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MEDIA CONTACT: 
Mike Southworth, mike_southworth@parvus.com,  
(801) 483-1533,  
Parvus Corporation 
http://www.parvus.com