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Diversified Technology, Inc. and SBE, Inc. formalize strategic alliance to deliver AdvancedTCA solutions


Ridgeland, MS / San Ramon, CA - October 6, 2004 - Diversified Technology, Inc. (DTI) and SBE, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBEI) today announced a formal agreement which allows DTI to deliver more robust AdvancedTCA (ATCA) system level platforms to the telecommunication and networking marketplace. DTI's Targa series of AdvancedTCA solutions will be integrated with multiple SBE network interface cards to build powerful ATCA platforms for service provider and enterprise level applications.

"DTI and SBE are both committed supporters of modular computing based on the open systems standard," said Pat Busby, President of Diversified Technology, Inc. "The Targa family of ATCA platforms deployed by DTI will now feature highly integrated configurations based on SBE's diverse family of PMC / AMC high speed communication products that increase the scalability of our systems. In the end, the customer wins as focus shifts to the application and the new ability to deliver off-the-shelf solutions with reduced development time."

"Recognizing the many advantages that ATCA can offer our customers, SBE and DTI have found it a logical step to join our complementary product lines to create flexible system-level ATCA platforms. Our bundled ATCA solutions will deliver increased modularity, reduced time-to-market, and lower development costs for telecom equipment manufacturers," commented William B. Heye, President and CEO of SBE, Inc. "As a veteran in the PMC/PTMC space, we have an arsenal of WAN and LAN I/O boards available for integration into today's ATCA deployments. And when the AMC specification has been ratified, evolving our PMC and PTMC modules to AMC will be a natural progression."

SBE's PMC and PTMC I/O Solutions

SBE provides a broad spectrum of PMC and PTMC I/O modules ranging from T1/E1 and T3/E3 to Gigabit Ethernet. Available in single, dual or quad port options, these board solutions offer H.100/H.110 support, as well as clear channel and channelized versions. SBE's board-level network interface products have been integrated into a multitude of applications worldwide, including WiFi, Enhanced 911 wireless networks, gateways, voice conferencing systems, Linux routers, storage area networks, and mission-critical data centers.

Diversified Technology's Targa ATCA Solutions

Diversified Technology, Inc delivers the base platforms for open standard, modular communication platforms via its Targa Series of AdvancedTCA Platforms. The Targa Platforms (14U, 5U and 2U) are a fully integrated solutions designed for deployment into the Telecom and Datacom markets, powered by the ATC-4130 Low Voltage Intel® Xeon processor based Node blade. The full mesh backplane and advanced system monitoring capability are standard features of the platform along with the PICMG® 3.1 compliant Hub Switch node. DTI's Targa solutions are also delivered with MontaVista Carrier Linux Grade Edition (CGE) supporting high availability and robust requirements of the communications market.

For over three decades, DTI has addressed the high-end, industrial computing requirements of the expansive communications market. Wireless, VoIP, Unified Communications and Speech Recognition are developed and deployed in a fraction of the time. Targa AdvancedTCA solutions are the merger of DTI's commitment to the first-to-market communications platforms and the PICMG® 3.x specification for open standards hardware.

About SBE

SBE architects and provides network communications solutions for an extensive range of applied computing applications. SBE offers a robust portfolio of standards-based wide area network (WAN), local area network (LAN), and storage network interface cards (NICs), as well as communications controllers designed to enable optimal performance and rapid deployment across a full spectrum of next generation networking systems. Based in San Ramon, California, SBE is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SBEI) with products sold worldwide through direct sales, OEMs and system integration partners. For additional information, please visit

About Diversified Technology, Inc.

Diversified Technology, Inc., an Ergon Company, has been a leading designer/manufacturer of single board computers, embedded platforms, and rackmount systems in the industrial computing market for over 30 years. As a silver member of the Intel® Communications Alliance and an ISO9001 certified company, DTI provides Intel® Architecture-based computer boards, systems, and products for next generation processing applications.

Source: DTI