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Linux-ready network appliance targets SOHO market

May 5, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Axiomtek announced a 1U-height network appliance for the small and home office (SOHO) market. The NA-812A runs Red Hat Linux on an Intel Core2 Duo, offers up to 4GB of memory, and is equipped with six gigabit Ethernet ports, says the company.

(Click for larger view of the NA-812A)

The NA-812A is designed for VPN, content filtering, UTM (unified threat management), network security gateways, and other embedded networking applications for the SOHO market, says Axiomtek. The system incorporates an Intel Core 2 Duo clocked from 1.2GHz to 1.8GHz with 6MB L2 cache, and offers up to 4GB of memory, says the company. I/O includes six gigabit Ethernet ports with LAN bypass, plus two USB 2.0 ports and a serial port. A 2.5-inch SATA2 hard disk drive (HDD) bay is available, and Disk On Module (DOM) storage is optional.

The NA-812A is touted for its “green” and “ultra low power” profile, but Axiomtek does not offer power consumption figures. Measuring 1.7 x 8.7 x 5.9 inches, the 1U desktop is powered with a 12-Volt power supply. Other features include BIOS redirection to the console port, and support for the built-in Intel Active Management Technology 4.0, offering security and remote access features.

NA-812A (rear view)

Specifications listed for the NA-812A include:

  • Processor — Intel Core 2 Duo clocked from 1.2GHz to 1.8GHz, with 6MB L2 cache; also supports Intel Celeron
  • Chipset — Intel GM45 + ICH9-M
  • Memory — up to 4GB of 800 or 1066MHz DDR3 RAM via 2 x SODIMM slots
  • Expansion — 1 x MiniPCI slot
  • Storage — 1 x bay for 2.5-inch SATA2 HDD; also supports optional DiskOnModule via SATA2 interface
  • Networking — 6 x gigabit Ethernet ports (Intel 82574/82567DM); LAN bypass
  • USB — 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Serial — 1 x RS-232 connector; supports BIOS redirected to COM port
  • LEDs — Power, HDD, LAN bypass, Link/Act with transfer rate
  • Other features — Watchdog timer; system reset switch Advanced Management Technology 4.0 diagnostics; optional SNMP support
  • Power — 1 x 12V, 5A
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 113 deg. F (0 to 45 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 1.7 x 8.7 x 5.9 inches (44 x 220 x 151mm); 1U desktop
  • Operating system — Red Hat Linux 2.6


The NA-812A will be available around the end of June, according to Axiomtek, which did not list a price. More information may be found here.

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