MORGAN HILL, California (1997) —-American Predator Corporation (APC) has released the preliminary design of the Active Backplane™. The Active Backplane offers superior performance and reliability when compared to ordinary backplanes. It offers up to a total of nine 16-bit expansion slots, with one dedicated CPU slot for signal integrity. The Active Backplane can be used as a stand-alone; segmented (passive backplane); or connected to an APC industrial motherboard, the Hunter Hyper Cache Plus™ and the Raptor AT™, through an on-board VME type connector (Active Backplane). The Active Backplane is the perfect solution for a dual processor system configuration that is required to be installed in the same enclosure. It features standard Baby-AT mounting holes for easy and universal fitting and endless customizations.

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 www.corvalent.com.

American Predator Corporation is an Affiliate Member of the Intel Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Intel has been providing silicon with life-cycle management to the embedded market for 30 years. For more information, please visit www.intel.com/go/ica.