Machine Manufacturing

Sealevel to Provide COM Express Carrier Designs

October 19, 2011

The company will provide custom carrier board designs for GE Intelligent Platforms' COM Express processor modules.

LIBERTY, SC -- Sealevel Systems, Inc. has announced that it will provide advanced custom carrier board designs for GE's family of COM Express embedded processor modules. Sealevel, known for its expertise in I/O and connectivity, will design and manufacture high performance custom carrier boards and industrial computers based on the GE Intelligent Platforms COM Express modules for GE Intelligent Platforms' OEM customers.

Complete with driver support for the leading embedded operating systems, Sealevel carrier boards and GE Intelligent Platforms COM Express modules combine to meet the processing and I/O requirements for a broad base of applications including oil and gas, telecom, and automation solutions where Sealevel Systems and GE Intelligent Platforms have significant domain expertise. The COM Express architecture allows upgrade of the processor subsystem as new processing technology is released. This modularity promotes flexible scalability and long-term availability for system designs thus enabling cost-effective deployment and technology insertion, together with superior life cycle management of systems and applications.

"This synergistic relationship with GE Intelligent Platforms allows Sealevel to combine our core competencies of fast, reliable custom I/O design with the power and flexibility of the COM Express computing platform," said Ben O'Hanlan, president of Sealevel. "The customer will be able to focus on their application software and overall system design while reaping the benefits of a custom-designed embedded computer solution."

"Sealevel can enable our OEM customers to quickly and cost-effectively implement state-of-the-art COM Express-based solutions while reducing risk and avoiding the cost and learning curve associated with an in-house design," said Tommy Swigart, global program manager at GE Intelligent Platforms. "The combination of GE's rugged next-generation COM Express modules with a custom carrier board specifically designed to meet unique I/O configurations can provide compelling performance advantages to our customers."

About Sealevel Systems
Sealevel Systems, Inc., founded in 1986, provides industrial computing solutions in addition to a variety of communications and I/O products including PCI Express and PCI Bus cards, Ethernet serial servers, USB serial adapters, PCMCIA cards, and PC/104 modules. The product line includes multi-port RS-232, RS-422/485, RS-232/422/485 multi-interface high-speed sync/async, and digital/relay I/O.

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