Emerson Network Power Announces Breakthrough Low-Cost MicroTCA Solution Designed for Multiple Industries

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TEMPE, ARIZ. [February 26, 2008] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today unveiled the Centellis™ 500, a fully deployable MicroTCA™ system that uses innovative plastic packaging, and Emerson’s MicroTCA Carrier Hub (MCH) and high performance processor module. Available for under $5,000, the Centellis 500 is a completely tested and validated MicroTCA system available for half the price of previous generation MicroTCA systems.

Made of an injection molded plastic enclosure that houses a MicroTCA backplane, fans, power module, MCH, PrAMC-7211 processor Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMCTM, AMC) and three additional AMC payloads, the Centellis 500 is designed from the ground-up to support a number of enterprise-level applications. These include IP-PBX, Packet Processing, VoIP Gateway, Network Point of Sales (POS), Industrial Automation, Access Router, WiMAX, Telemedicare, Remote Radiology and Patient Monitoring. Development and deployment will be accelerated by Emerson’s SpiderWare®M3 Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based platform management, monitoring and maintenance software for quick system configuration and ease of use.

“This revolutionary new product enables engineers to develop MicroTCA applications that may previously have been cost-prohibitive for the enterprise, medical and industrial automation industries,” said Paul Virgo, director of MicroTCA marketing for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. “As a result, the Centellis 500 will introduce MicroTCA to new market segments and applications for the first time, allowing a broad range of new developers to focus on critical, differentiating features that provide a crucial competitive advantage and faster time-to-profit in the embedded community.

“By leveraging the enclosure technology to significantly lower the price, this product not only has the unique ability to make a revolutionary difference by introducing the MicroTCA advantage to a broad range of new customers and market segments, but also to the overall future and success of the MicroTCA standard,” said Virgo.

The Centellis 500 is the latest product that demonstrates Emerson’s ongoing commitment to provide widespread access to leading edge, cost-sensitive and innovative MicroTCA technology solutions, having recently introduced a pair of dual-core AMCs using both PowerPC and Intel Corporation architecture processors at volume prices under $2000. Power’s global distributors. More information is available at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing.

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About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit www.emerson.com.

About Emerson Network Power

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, transfer switches, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing products and services for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services here: www.emersonnetworkpower.com.


Lee Ann Kuster

Embedded Computing

Emerson Network Power

+1 602 438 3623



Shreekant Raivadera

Embedded Computing

Emerson Network Power

+44 (0) 116 267 7396





Contact Information

Embedded Computing, Emerson Network Power

2900 South Diablo Way, Suite 190
Tempe, AZ, 85282-3222

tele: +1 800 759 1107
toll-free: +1 602 438 5720

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