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Networking appliance expands to 14 gigabit ports

Jul 2, 2010 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Win Enterprises is readying a 1U rackmount networking appliance that supports a variety of Intel processors up to a Core 2 Quad. The PL-80230 supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, and offers CompactFlash and SATA storage, six to 14 gigabit Ethernet ports, USB and serial ports, and PCIe, mini-PCI, and PCI expansion, says the company.

The PL-80230 is similar to last year's PL-80140, but with no PCI/PCIe expansion or networking expansion beyond six gigabit ports. Like the PL-80140, this updated networking appliance is equipped with an LGA775 socket supporting Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual-core, or Celeron D processors, says Win Enterprises. Two unbuffered and non-ECC DDR3 800/1066MHz DIMM sockets are said to provide up to 4GB memory.

Win Enterprises PL-80230

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The PL-80230 offers numerous expansion opportunities, starting with a CompactFlash slot and a 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drive (HDD) bay. In addition to offering a PCI Express (PCIe) x8 slot, the PL-80230 also provides a mini PCI socket and a PCI expansion slot, says the company.

The PL-80230 comes standard with six gigabit Ethernet ports, but can expand to 14 copper or fiber ports, all front facing, says Win Enterprises. Additional I/O is said to include dual USB 2.0 ports, an RJ-45 console port, and a pin header for COM2.

PL-80230 detail
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Specifications listed for the PL-80230 include:

  • Processor — LGA775 socket supporting Intel Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium Dual-core, or Celeron D; 1333MHz front side bus
  • Chipset — Intel G41 + ICH7R
  • Memory — Up to 4GB unbuffered, non-ECC DDR3 800/1066MHz memory via 2 x DIMM sockets
  • Flash expansion — 1 x CompactFlash type II socket
  • Storage — 1 x 3.5-inch SATA HDD bay
  • Expansion:
    • 1 x PCIe x8 slot onboard
    • 1 x PCIe x8 golden fingers for expansion module (via optional riser card, IP-90660)
    • 1 x mini-PCI socket
    • 1 x PCI expansion slot
  • Networking — 6 x gigabit Ethernet ports, expandable to 14 x ports (fiber or copper); 2 x bypass pairs (optional)
  • Other I/O:
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x RJ45 serial console port (COM1)
    • 1 x 5×2 pin header (COM2)
  • LEDs — Power, HDD, 2 x bypass
  • Power — 1U ATX power supply
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 17.1 x 15.7 x 1.7 inches (435 x 400 x 44mm); 1U rackmount
  • Operating system — Linux (Fedora, MontaVista, SUSE); Windows Embedded; Windows XP; Windows CE 6.0


PL-80230 units are available now for evaluation, and sell for $554 in OEM quantities, says Win Enterprises. More information may be found here.

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