Emerson Network Power Announces Industry’s First ATCA-Based System Powered with SpiderWareM3 Platform Management



Field-ready platform-management software streamlines application development on both ATCA and MicroTCA platforms for telecom and military/aerospace markets.

TEMPE, Ariz [October 21, 2008] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity, today announced that SpiderWareM3 platform management software is now available on the Centellis 2000 AdvancedTCA (ATCA) system. Originally available exclusively on the Centellis 500 and Centellis 1000 MicroTCA systems, SpiderWareM3 now supports both the ATCA and MicroTCA open-standard architectures of Emerson Network Power platforms.

Designed to significantly reduce development time and operating expenses, SpiderWareM3 offers remote management, monitoring and maintenance of multiple Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)-compatible xTCA platforms and is particularly suited for the telecom and military and defense markets.

SpiderWareM3’s capabilities are first utilized in the product development lab, accelerating the integration of Emerson Network Power’s xTCA platforms with application software. Once deployed, features such as remote monitoring of field replaceable unit (FRU) status and the fault recording capabilities of SpiderWareM3‘s journaling features can be leveraged to reduce operating expenses.

SpiderWareM3’s unique capabilities ease the implementation of third-party blades. For example, developers can graphically see, and click on, third-party blades represented on the SpiderWareM3 screen. This allows developers to read the blade’s FRU information and capture any alarms it is sending, enabling the developer to quickly troubleshoot problems while reducing customers’ OpEx by greatly improving manageability.

“By releasing a distribution of our award winning SpiderWareM3 software that seamlessly interfaces with ATCA-based platforms, we are now able to deliver a best-in-class, cost-effective platform management portal to a host of new vertical markets,” said Jorge Magalhaes, vice president of marketing for the Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power. “We are confident that this release will significantly reduce OEM cycle times and strengthen our ecosystem by facilitating our customers’ ability to integrate third party content.”

Key features of the SpiderWareM3 platform make it applicable for a wide variety of markets, such as telecom, military/aerospace, medical and industrial applications. These features include:

Remote monitoring of multiple ATCA platforms
Automated acquisition and update of IPMI information
Alarm monitoring and prioritization
Fault and alarm alerts
Sensor threshold setting
Temperature control and threshold setting
Field-replaceable unit information
HPI and XML over TCP/IP interfaces

For more information, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com/EmbeddedComputing.

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, power switching and controls, monitoring, 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 including ATCA, MicroTCATM, CompactPCI, VMEbus and OpenSAF for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit www.emersonnetworkpower.com/embeddedcomputing. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.emersonnetworkpower.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 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 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

Contact Information

Embedded Computing, Emerson Network Power

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

tele: +1 800 759 1107
toll-free: +1 602 438 5720
EmbeddedComputingSales@Emerson.com
http://www.Emerson.com/EmbeddedComputing

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