Ampro Announces Complete Line of Linux(R) 2.6 Computers

Ampro's Tiny ReadySystem(TM) Fits 400 to 1400 MHz Computing Into Small


Jan 24, 2006, 00:00 ET from Ampro Computers, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampro Computers, Inc., a leading
 supplier of standards-based embedded computers and single board computers,
 today announced the re-introduction of the ReadySystem(TM) family of embedded
 computers with Linux(R) 2.6 to help customers, OEMs, and system integrators
 rapidly deploy Ampro products into the smallest possible application
 environments.  The new ReadySystem bench-top and wall-mount computers include
 the ReadySystem 1U, ReadySystem 2U, and ReadySystem ATX with Linux 2.6. Other
 operating systems will be available starting in Q2 2006.
     Ampro's ReadySystem 1U computer is an ideal application-ready Linux
 computer for space-constrained environments. Featuring desktop-style Fedora
 Core 3 Linux pre-installed on the hard drive, the ReadySystem 1U uses an
 industry standard 1U height [180mm (w) x 44mm (h) x 203mm (d)].  The
 ReadySystem 1U features Ampro ReadyBoard(TM) SBCs with Intel(R) processors
 from 400 MHz Celeron(R) to 1.4 GHz Pentium(R) M, bringing high computing
 performance with low power consumption and all electronics in a compact
 housing for stand-alone applications. ReadySystem 1U includes a robust set of
 I/O and can be configured with various memory sizes, hard disk, and/or Compact
 Flash options.
     The ReadySystem 2U computer offers customizable I/O expansion to Linux
 users, and uses an industry standard 2U height. It provides expansion 'slots'
 for two PC/104, PC/104-Plus or PCI-104 expansion cards. The ReadySystem 2U is
 180mm (w) x 88mm (h) x 152mm (d) and is easy to integrate with expansion I/O
 through convenient customizable I/O panels.  Performance is scalable from
 400 MHz to 1.4 GHz.
     The ReadySystem ATX computer offers customizable I/O expansion, up to two
 PC/104 modules, and includes an integrated ATX power supply.
     ReadySystem computers use any of the products in the ReadyBoard family, up
 to 1GB DRAM, and a 40GB hard disk drive, integrated into a complete system
 with Fedora Core 3 Linux installed on HDD. Compact Flash can be added for
 additional storage, or as the boot device for more rugged environments.
     Starting in Q2, ReadySystem will be offered with a choice of operating
 systems, Windows(R) XP, XPe, or CE 5.0 as well as Linux 2.6.
     "Ampro's standard EPIC form factor SBCs and new smaller ReadySystem
 computers provide an unbeatable combination for space-constrained full
 featured embedded systems," said Joanne Mumola Williams, president and CEO of
 Ampro. "Customers now get even more support to get EPIC-based medical,
 industrial and instrumentation products rapidly to market. ReadySystem
 products provide a complete, flexible, yet inexpensive solution that meets the
 requirements of many computer system customers."
     Ampro ReadySystem computers are designed for wall-mount and desktop
 applications. In addition, rack mount ears are available for both enclosures,
 enabling the use of inexpensive computers in a high density rack environment.
 PC-style connectors on each ReadySystem I/O panel provides easy access to USB
 ports, 2 Ethernet ports (RJ45), dual serial ports (DB9), CRT video, PS/2
 keyboard and mouse port, three audio jacks (line in, line out and microphone
 in) and LEDs for power and HDD activity. Additional I/O ports on the
 ReadySystem 2U and ATX include two additional DB9 serial ports (for a total of
 four), two additional USB ports (for a total of four). ReadySystem computers
 also provide external access to the CompactFlash slot with a convenient and
 EMI-protected cover. The operating environment is 0-45 degrees C for both
 systems.  ReadySystem 1U and 2U are DC-powered, using either customer-supplied
 12-24V or optional external Ampro AC/DC brick supply, while ReadySystem ATX
 contains an integrated ATX power supply with 110/220V AC input.
     Pricing and Availability
     ReadySystem computer Quick Start Kits are available now and come complete
 with DC power converter and all cables and necessary hardware. The ReadySystem
 1U, 2U, ATX are available now. Prices start under $977 in small quantities.
     For product photos, please use the following link:
     About Ampro Computers, Inc.
     Ampro Computers, Inc. is the leading global provider of modular embedded
 computing solutions for OEM applications. Ampro's mission is to provide time
 saving solutions for embedded systems designers that accelerate the product
 deployment process. Ampro pioneered the embedded PC industry creating the
 popular PC/104 and EBX standards, and recently co-invented the new EPIC
 standard and the new Epic Express standard. Ampro offers the ReadySystem
 Computer as a complete turnkey industry computer solution, the ETX
 Computer-on-Module, PC/104-compatible CoreModule CPUs and MiniModule expansion
 products, EBX form factor LittleBoard single-board computers (SBCs), EPIC form
 factor ReadyBoard SBCs, and Mini-ITX form factor MightyBoard SBCs. For more
 information about Ampro Computers, please visit
     NOTE:  AMPRO is a registered trademark and CoreModule, LittleBoard, Little
 Board, MightyBoard, MiniModule, ReadyBoard, and ReadySystem, are trademarks of
 Ampro Computers, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.

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