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Motorola Announces 2-slot AdvancedTCA Communications Server


Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the Motorola CentellisTM 2000, an AdvancedTCA® platform providing all the business benefits of larger communications servers, but in a compact, 2-slot version.

With integrated power and shelf management, and capable of reusing any of the AdvancedTCA payload from its larger peers, the Centellis 2000 offers a cost-effective, industry standard solution suitable for smaller scale deployments, such as rural and low-density subscriber locations, as well as self-contained applications such as security, media processing and telecom servers. Initially targeted at the telecom industry, the Centellis 2000 also can address fixed military and government installations, depending on the application.

The Centellis 2000 features a front-to-rear cooling architecture and is designed to meet Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) requirements. The new system enables network equipment providers (NEPs) to take advantage of their existing AdvancedTCA (ATCA®) deployments by reusing hardware and software, providing investment protection and helping to reduce time to market and development cost. With both AC and redundant DC powered variants available, the Centellis 2000 is equally at home in data centers and enterprise environments as well as central office locations.

Adding to its flexibility, the Centellis 2000 is designed to be Communications Platform Trade Association (CP-TA) B.4 capable, which provides the CP-TA’s highest level of thermal performance. According to CP-TA specifications, this capability will enable the Centellis 2000 chassis to handle the highest power AdvancedTCA boards in both slots with the highest reliability and availability performance rating for components.

“Customers are telling us that they want distributed networking capability, with telecom reliability,” said Jorge Magalhaes, director of marketing, Embedded Communications Computing, Motorola. “Commercial enterprise servers are not designed for the central office NEBS environment and don’t meet the 5-10 year life span expectation of network equipment providers. Centellis 2000 helps our customers to reuse their central office applications cost-effectively in new environments. Moving forward, customers should expect and demand that all ATCA products are tested to CP-TA thermal specifications.”

Motorola’s Centellis 2000 Series will debut at the AdvancedTCA Summit Europe, from September 18 - 19, 2007 at the Disney Newport Bay Club (near Paris, France). At the event, Motorola also will showcase its line-up of market-leading AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA and AMC products.

Centellis 2000 Series Communications Servers
Compatible with Motorola’s Centellis 31K 1Gbps and 4100 10Gbps application-ready platforms, the Centellis 2000 enables system and network scalability across both chassis size and network speed and reduces customer design time, reducing product time to market. This product series provides front-to-rear cooling that enables CP-TA B.4 thermals, AC or DC power and a PICMG compliant chassis. More information is available at

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