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American Predator Launches the Gator Epic, a compact, Rugged SBC for Embedded Applications

MORGAN HILL, California (10/26/05) ---- American Predator Corporation today announced the release of the Gator EPIC, a low-power, mid-size single board computer (SBC) based on the Intel® Pentium® LV M/Celeron® ULV M processor and the EPIC form factor. The EPIC (Embedded Platform for Industrial Computing) standard was developed to solve the need for an industrial-quality SBC sized between the PC/104 and EBX standards.

The Gator EPIC measures a compact 4.5"x 6.5", ideal for deeply embedded computing applications. Its low-profile design also allows proper clearance for 1U rack-mount chassis and other low profile cases.

The Gator EPIC is powered by the Intel® LV Pentium® M/ULV Celeron® M processor, allowing high performance with low thermals. The Intel® 855GME chipset provides a 400MHz front side bus, support for 1GB of DDR333/266 memory via an SODIMM slot, on board Intel® Extreme Graphics 2, PC/104-Plus expansion, Serial ATA (150MB/s) and a Mini-PCI slot for add-on cards and peripherals.

Standard features include onboard 10/100 and 10/1000/1000 ethernet options, two (2) or six (6) RS232 serial port options (one (1) factory configurable to RS422/485), a 44-pin connector for hard disks or flash memory modules, six (6) USB 2.0 port headers, parallel port header and a mouse/keyboard header.

"The increasing performance requirements for small form factor CPU boards has created enormous challenges for design engineers," said Ed Trevis, President/CEO of American Predator.

"The EPIC form factor has addressed those challenges by offering performance that rivals EBX-sized boards but with a much smaller footprint. Our Gator EPIC takes the benefits of EPIC even further by adding American Predator's five to eight year availability guarantee and our commitment to high-quality components and manufacturing".

The Gator EPIC continues American Predator's commitment to providing long-life solutions and materials management. Like all American Predator products, the Gator EPIC carries a written five (5) to eight (8) year product availability guarantee. This reduces the costs associated with product redesigns and recertifications that are triggered by obsolescence, a common occurrence when using commercial-grade motherboards.

Evaluation units of the Gator EPIC are now available. Please or call 512-456-2400 or TOLL FREE 888-776-7896 for more information.

About The Gator Line

For applications with limited ventilation and space constraints, American Predator offers the Gator Family, a full line of powerful low power designs. These power-conscious solutions provide a new level of efficiency to the industrial environment. Featured applications for low power designs include: small form factor, automobile, military, aerospace, and medical. For more information about the Phoenix Family, .

About 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® processors in a full line of form factors. All products carry a five (5) to eight (8) year production guarantee, which reduces redesign and recertification costs and increases profitability.

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