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December 2007


Orange, CA December 3, 2007

Phoenix International Systems, Inc., today unveiled its new RPC12, a rugged high performance 4 Gbit Fibre Channel RAID array that combines critical features no where else available in a single compact package.

The SAN ready RPC12 features a 12 Hard Disk Drive array housed in a rugged 3U (5.25″) panel height enclosure providing 4Gb FC host interfaces to high performance SAS and/or high capacity SATA II HDDs.

The RPC12 design is compliant with military and industrial specifications such as MIL-STD-901D, MIL-STD-810F and NEBS level 3.

The unique design of the RPC12’s rugged, cableless, passive midplane-based, high density 3U chassis provides an increased environmental operational envelope (-20° to +60° C, 45,000 ft altitude with sealed HDDs), redundant, hot-swap components and massive storage capacity, while assuring the highest level of data availability.

The major components and features of the Phoenix RPC12 Fibre Channel RAID Storage System include:

· 3U Ruggedized Dual Port Fibre Channel RAID System

· Single Active (Dual Active, Failover/Failback option) Controller

· 2 4Gb/sec Fibre Channel Ports

· Sustained Data Rates to 4Gb/sec

· Battery Free Cache Backup

· Enclosed and Electrically Isolated Hot-Swap Drive Canisters

· Operational Altitude to 45,000 ft

· Operational Temperature -20° to 60° C

· 40 to 440Hz, 90/240 VAC Input Operation

· Slide Mountable

· Windows, Linux and Unix Support (Cluster Certified)

· Redundant, Hot-Swap Components/FRUs

· Management GUI and Failover Software

· Cool Operation – 10°F Max Temperature Rise

· Optional Transit/Op Case

· Made in USA

Phoenix International has been designing and building Rugged COTS data storage systems for any application – from Multi-Terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VME solid state disk storage modules – since 1993.

Phoenix International, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), is an ISO 9001:2000 Certified Manufacturer located in a SBA HUBZone.

For further information and pricing, contact Amos Deacon III at (800) 203-4800 or at

Click here for the press release in PDF format.