May 16, 2007 11:11 ET

American Megatrends Announces MegaRAC® SP Service Processor Software Support for the Vitesse VSC452 BMC

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2007 -- American Megatrends, a leader in storage and computing innovations, today announced support of the MegaRAC SP Service Processor firmware stack for the Vitesse VSC452, a highly integrated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC).

MegaRAC SP Service Processor stack provides advanced system management features for the Vitesse VSC452 BMC, an integrated device that performs many functions previously handled through separate devices such as the baseboard management controller, VGA processor, KVM card (Keyboard, Video and Mouse), Super I/O chip and network interface card.

"Together, Vitesse and American Megatrends deliver true innovation in system management. Our highly integrated BMC reduces management-related hardware costs, simplifies development and speeds time-to-market," said Dave Allen, director of marketing for Vitesse's Storage Products Division. "The Vitesse VSC452 combined with the feature-rich MegaRAC SP firmware and development tools provide a total remote management solution allowing OEMs ease of use and extensive manageability."

"AMI has always been one step ahead in introducing new management solutions," said Subramonian Shankar, CEO and President at AMI. "Original Equipment Manufacturers utilizing MegaRAC SP and Vitesse's VSC452 will be able to bring to market systems with outstanding RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) functionality, at the same time reducing development complexity and shortening time to market."

"MegaRAC SP provides sophisticated out-of-band capability, embedded high-speed KVM, virtual media, IPMI 2.0 health monitoring, SMASH/CLP and WS-MAN support along with true remote management functionality," said Sanjoy Maity, AMI's senior Vice President of Engineering. "The stack is very feature-rich but also extremely friendly for the developer: quick to build, easy to manage and readily ported across multiple platforms with the extensive AMI tool set and build environment."

The Vitesse VSC452 BMC incorporates the AMI AAVICA (Advanced Adaptive Video Compression Algorithm) compression and redirection KVM engine, offering high-speed video redirection over very low bandwidth pipes, such as two-wire serial-based side-band connection. AAVICA-2 reduces latency issues using AMI's patent-pending compression algorithm. The 'single-phase' fast technique for capture, change detection and compression allows AAVICA to achieve 35 complete frames per second. This enhances user experience, eliminating annoyances when viewing only partial screens or "screen holes," and obtains smooth mouse movements. Depending on the network link bandwidth availability, AAVICA can adapt the frame size to be restricted to the allowed bandwidth specified by the user and simultaneously optimize packet transmissions to overcome network latencies.

About AMI

Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware and software to industry-leading OEMs, Resellers, System Integrators and End Users. AMI's product line includes StorTrends® IP Storage Area Networks (IP-SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Management Software, MegaRAC® Remote Management Cards and Devices, Remote Management Software and ASICs, Long-Life Motherboards, Backplanes, Enclosure Management Controllers, and AMIBIOS® and Aptio® (UEFI) Firmware and Utilities. At its core, AMI is focused on R&D and engineering, with more than 85% of its staff dedicated to product development, QA, and technical support. Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has a global presence, with locations in California, China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

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