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July 31, 2000
Ziatech to Discontinue STD 32 Line
San Luis Obispo, Calif., July 31, 2000 – Ziatech Corporation announced to customers today that it will phase out the manufacture and sales of its nonstrategic STD 32 computer product line, which is used primarily in industrial automation and control. The move comes as the California computer manufacturer focuses on its growing CompactPCIÒ product line and new technologies for the communications infrastructure. "While STD 32 has been a very successful product for us and certainly helped establish Ziatech as a major innovator in applied computing, every technology has its own unique life cycle," said Ziatech President Robert L. Tillman. "We have carefully evaluated the life cycle of our STD 32 product line in recent months and determined that the very best business decision for Ziatech and our STD 32 customers is to prepare for end of life of the product line."
Orders will be accepted through the end of the year for fulfillment through January 2002. STD 32, an open computer standard, was introduced by Ziatech in 1989. At its peak, the flexible, rugged technology had been adopted by more than 20 other manufacturers. "As we clearly define our corporate strategy, we will concentrate our attention and resources on the very sizable and growing markets for telecommunications and Internet infrastructure," Tillman said. "In the last few years, Ziatech has proven itself as an innovator in technologies that support the high availability, reliability and space requirements of communication networks and systems. Sales of our computer products based on the CompactPCI standard, which we pioneered in 1996, have risen dramatically in recent years."
Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Ziatech Corporation has a 24-year history of supplying applied computing solutions ranging from single board computers to fully integrated systems. An ISO 9001-certified company, Ziatech offers the industry’s most comprehensive line of products for telecommunications and the Internet using CompactPCIÒ , an open standard it pioneered and continues to enhance. With the recent launch of its KetrisÔ family of Internet servers, Ziatech has expanded its enterprise to include the manufacture and marketing of comprehensive server systems for the burgeoning carrier-class telecommunications and Internet infrastructure. Ziatech operates a worldwide network of representatives and distributors, with sales offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. The privately held company has grown to more than 200 employees.
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