PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Gumstix, Inc., maker of the world's smallest full function miniature computers, today announced the netstix(TM) 400xm-cf computer. The netstix 400xm-cf computer doubles the performance of the netstix 200xm-cf, using a 400MHz connex(TM) motherboard and adding compact flash and 10/100 MBit Ethernet connectivity. In less than 68 cc (excluding power supply), the netstix 400xm-cf is a full function Linux server that connects to a network yet fits in the palm of your hand. "For network administrators, who manage network performance and administer computer systems, the netstix 400xm-cf computer can be an effective tool for network testing and diagnosis," said Craig Hughes, CTO of Gumstix, Inc. "By putting one of these devices at each POP (Point of Presence / tower) and the demarcation point, the Administrator can use netstix as tools for testing and diagnosing the network right at these points " Hughes continued, "As such, a Network Administrator could effectively test the 'last mile' using a range of netstix computer(s) on their network. By remotely monitoring the POP via the netstix, the Administrator could take some health measurements to determine and isolate performance issues along the network." "For software companies, the netstix computers provide a low cost, reliable Linux platform on which they can implement leading and proven software solutions," said W. Gordon Kruberg, CEO and President of Gumstix, Inc. Also, for their OEM customers placing volume orders, Gumstix offers pre- loading services to their OEM customers in which the customer code is pre- flashed onto the gumstix(TM) motherboards prior to shipment, simplifying assembly and lowering production costs. At 35mm x 103mm, the netstix 400xm-cf comes with 64MB of Ram and 16MB of flash memory, runs at 400MHz and starts at $186.00 USD each, for orders of 1,000 units or more. netstix 400xm-cf computers are available for purchase on-line at www.gumstix.com. About Gumstix, Inc. Gumstix develops and sells full function miniature computers to software VARs and hardware OEMs in over sixty countries around the world. Built on an open source platform, the gumstix product line supports the growing network and wireless devices markets and offers motherboards, expansion boards and waysmall(TM) computers. The company sells directly to network managers, software engineers and commercial product designers and to all open source enthusiasts. Based near Palo Alto, California, Gumstix is privately owned and operated. For more information visit www.gumstix.com.
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