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Emerson Sports 40GE ATCA

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, today announced the next generation of its award-winning Centellis™ 2000 AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) platform at the AdvancedTCA® Summit 2009. Now with support for 40GbE and AC power natively, the new 2-slot Centellis 2000 provides equipment manufacturers and system integrators with a scalable, cost-effective solution to support high-bandwidth applications in the telecom central office and beyond.

The Centellis 2000 now features a 40GbE “KR-Ready” backplane, which allows for 40Gbps communication directly between the two ATCA blades. It is fully compatible with Emerson Network Power’s existing 40GbE, 10GbE and 1GbE ATCA platforms, enabling enhanced system and network scalability. Backwards compatibility and future-proof infrastructure provides customers with assurance in their investment combined with a clear migration path to larger 40GbE platforms such as Emerson’s Centellis 4440.

“With the release of the next generation Centellis 2000 platform, Emerson Network Power is uniquely positioned to help customers future-proof their infrastructures while also preserving compatibility with existing off-the-shelf technologies to alleviate the trouble of costly forklift upgrades,” said Eric Heikkila, director embedded hardware and systems, VDC Research Group. “In addition to spearheading the industry’s push toward 40GbE architectures, this announcement solidifies Emerson’s commitment to broaden the reach of ATCA technology reach into high-performance communications applications beyond the telecom central office.”

Emerson Electric Co.

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