MORGAN HILL, California (04/05/99) —-American Predator Corporation (APC) has released the preliminary design of the Captor P1. The Captor P1 is an original APC design that offers the advantage of a high performance CPU card combined with the flexibility of a SBC. It is based on the Intel® 430TX chipset.

The Captor P1™ features two USB headers, ULTRA-DMA/EIDE capability allowing high speed data transfer, and complete on-board I/O. Supports three on-board DIMM memory modules up to 256MB on board. It also features its own power connector to be used as standard SBC.

It also can be used for a diskless controller in harsh environments that are subject to shock and vibration. The solid state flash device is a Disk-on-Chip™ with a standard 32-pin DIP package and True FFS (True Flash File System) technology which can replace standard hard disks that are often subject to data errors and easily damaged under these conditions. The Captor P1™ can be configured to accommodate Intel® Pentium® processors with MMX™ Technology and AMD™ K5, K6, K6E up to 450MHz.

It offers four major implementations for industrial applications:

  • An on-board 2 digit seven-segment LED display for self-diagnostics and custom applications.
  • Watchdog Timer, a CPU monitoring device for automatic system resetting in the event of a time-out.
  • On -board 10 Base-T/100 Mbits ethernet controller with Wake-On-Lan function (Intel 82559).
  • On-Board LCD/CRT video support 2-4MB, based on Chips & Technologies™ (65555) controller. The Captor P1™ is specifically designed for industrial applications that require easy connectivity, longevity, and flexibility.

American Predator Corporation

Founded in 1993, American Predator Corporation is a pioneer in the design and manufacturing of long-life motherboards and systems for industrial applications. American Predator offers designs based on the latest Intel® microprocessors in a full line of form factors. All products carry a five (5) to eight year (8) production guarantee reducing customer redesign and recertification costs increasing their profitability. For more information on American Predator Corporation please visit

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