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Phoenix International Introduces RPC24 at MILCOM 2012

Orlando, FL October 29, 2012

Phoenix International Systems, Inc., proven pioneer in state-of-the-art data storage technology in providing rugged and reliable COTS data storage solutions, today announced the mission oriented RPC24 high performance Fibre Channel RAID Subsystem. The new system was introduced at MILCOM 2012.

Featuring a capacity of twenty four drives, the lightning fast RPC24 includes two easily removable magazines containing up to twelve solid state disk or hard disk drives, each housed in rugged 2U (3.5”) panel height, 19.5” deep enclosure. It provides up to eight host ports of 8Gb Fibre Channel (followed soon by 6Gb SAS and 10GigE iSCSI) to SAS or SATA devices over a 12Gb SAS internal bus.

The unique design of the RPC24’s rugged, cableless, backplane-based, high density 2U chassis provides a broad environmental operational envelope (-20° to +70° C, 45,000 ft altitude with SSDs), redundant, hot-swap components and vast storage capacity, while assuring the highest level of data availability.

Incorporating aluminum and steel in its rugged construction, the RPC24 weighs only 51 lbs with a full complement of 24 SSDs, is less than 20” deep and is certified to military specifications MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461E.

Major features of the RPC24 Fibre Channel RAID Storage System include:

2U Ruggedized Fibre Channel RAID System
Two 12 Drive Removable Magazines rated at 10K mating cycles
Single or Dual Active with Auto Failover/Failback RAID Controllers
Up to eight 8Gb/sec Fibre Channel Ports
Sustained Data Rates to 5.2GB/sec Reads and 3GB/sec Writes
Battery Free (no maintenance) Cache Backup
Operational Altitude to 45,000 ft
Operational Temperature -20° to 70° C
40 to 440Hz, 90/240 VAC Input Operation
Redundant, Hot-Swap Components
Management GUI and Failover Software
Made in USA

Phoenix International has been designing and building Rugged 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 VPX and VME solid state disk storage modules – since 1993.

Based in Orange, California, Phoenix International is an AS9100 Rev C/ISO 9001:2008 Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

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Phoenix International Introduces VPX Mass Data Storage Module

San Diego, CA January 24, 2012

Phoenix International Systems, Inc., today unveiled its new VP1-250X Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)/Serial ATA (SATA) based Solid State Disk VPX data storage plugin blade at AFCEA/USNI West 2012.

The VP1-250X is a 3U VPX drive storage module capable of using either rotating media or solid state drives. The VP1-250X has direct point-to-point connection of drives or uses the PCI Express interface with the on-board SATA controller. It features a “Purge” input to destroy the supported media installed on the module for data security. The module supports both SATA and SAS drives.

VP1-250XMajor Feature of the Phoenix VPX Mass Data Storage Module:

Solid-state disk or hard disk devices
Conduction, REDI conduction or air-cooled
Supports SATA, SAS and PCI express interfaces
Up to 80,000 feet operational altitude
Operational temperature from -40° to 85°C
Solid State Drives (SSD) up to 500GB, Rotating Disk Drives (RDD) up to 1TB
Can be configured to work from Fat Pipe A or B from the VPX bus
80,000+ 4KB random IOPS
Integrated SLC, eMLC or MLC NAND SSDs
Meets military and IRIG 106-07 declassification standards
Optional AES 256 encryption
Made in USA

Phoenix International is an AS 9100 rev C/ISO 9001:2008 certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) manufacturer of Rugged COTS data storage products. Phoenix developed state of the art enabling technology provides users with mass storage products that ensure the highest performance storage and data network systems. These systems range in size and application from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VME and VPX solid state (flash) storage modules.

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Phoenix International to Speak at SNW Fall 2011 on Mission-Critical Storage for Military Ground and Air Surveillance

Orange, Califonia Oct. 6, 2011

Amos Deacon III to Deliver Presentation on: Survival of the Fittest, Deploying the Meanest, Toughest Storage for the Battlefield and Beyond ORANGE, Calif.

Phoenix International Systems, a manufacturer of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) data storage systems for military, aerospace, telecommunications, utilities and process control industries, today announced it will be showcasing its expertise in designing ultra-rugged storage systems for the military and aerospace industry at this year’s Fall 2011 Storage Networking World (SNW) conference, the world’s largest conference focused on managing information infrastructure.

This year’s conference takes place Oct. 10-13 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. SNW brings together top information technology executives, leading product and service providers, and key industry influencers for more than 120 educational sessions and presentations covering today’s hottest IT topics — from cloud computing to energy efficient data centers to virtualization to storage.

On Monday, Oct. 10, Amos Deacon III, president of Phoenix International, will deliver a morning presentation titled, “Survival of the Fittest,” Deploying the Meanest, Toughest Storage for the Battlefield and Beyond. The company has more than 18 years of experience designing ruggedized COTS storage systems, and currently supports a number of high profile military aerospace and defense programs, including the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) and the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) programs.Mr. Deacon’s presentation will cover key storage considerations and challenges in addressing the unique requirements of the military aerospace sector, and how, leveraging Commercial Off the Shelf components, the company is arming its military customers with rugged storage systems that are scalable, flexible, and fault-tolerant.

About Phoenix International

Phoenix International is an AS 9100/ISO 9001:2008 certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) manufacturer of Rugged COTS data storage products. Phoenix developed state of the art enabling technology provides users with mass storage products that ensure the highest performance storage and data network systems. These systems range in size and application from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VME and VPX solid state (flash) storage modules.

Storage Networking World Conference Press Release 10-11

Phoenix International Systems Teams with Dot Hill to Support Military Ground and Air Surveillance Superiority

ORANGE, Calif. – Sept. 19, 2011

Phoenix International Systems, a manufacturer of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) data storage systems for military, aerospace, telecommunications, utilities and process control industries, today announced it has entered into an OEM agreement with Dot Hill Systems Corp., a leading provider of Unified Virtual Storage and SAN storage solutions.

Under the terms of the agreement, Dot Hill’s 3000 Series RAID controller technology will be integrated with Phoenix International’s storage solutions and deployed in Northrop Grumman’s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) program and Boeing’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) platform.

An incumbent supplier to the JSTARS program, Phoenix International will be using Dot Hill 8Gb Fibre Channel RAID controller technology to deliver improved storage management and performance in support of its long-range, air-to-ground surveillance system, designed to locate, classify and track ground targets in all-weather conditions. While flying in friendly airspace, the joint Army-Air Force program can look deep behind hostile borders to detect and track ground movements in both forward and rear areas. JSTARS tracks ground vehicles and some aircraft, collects imagery, and relays tactical pictures to ground and air theater commanders.

In addition to ground surveillance, Phoenix International has begun supporting a similar program in the skies through Boeing’s AWACS platform. AWACS provides surveillance, command-and-control, and communications functions for tactical and defensive missions. In service since 1977, it is used by the U.S. Air Force, NATO, the United Kingdom, France, and Saudi Arabia.

“Dot Hill’s rock-solid 3000 Series RAID controller technology has proven to be a perfect fit for our storage solutions and the company has proven to be a valuable go-to-market partner for us in the defense industry,” said Amos Deacon III, president, Phoenix International. “Dot Hill technology is field proven in a variety of ruggedized storage applications and the Dot Hill 3000 Series’ 8Gb Fibre Channel and 6Gb SAS interfaces deliver the bandwidth and performance we need for today’s sophisticated JSTARS and AWACS storage environments.”

“Our agreement with Phoenix International is the latest validation of Dot Hill’s capabilities in ruggedized storage for military applications,” said Inese Lanka, senior director of sales – North America, for the federal sector at Dot Hill Systems. “With more than 18 years of experience designing ruggedized COTS storage systems, Phoenix International is widely respected in the defense industry. We believe that our newly expanded relationship holds great promise for both companies to expand our reach in the military IT marketplace.”

Phoenix International is an AS 9100/ISO 9001:2008 certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) manufacturer of Rugged COTS data storage products. Phoenix developed state of the art enabling technology provides users with mass storage products that ensure the highest performance storage and data network systems. These systems range in size and application from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VME and VPX solid state (flash) storage modules.

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The VS1-250-SSD

San Diego, CA February 11, 2009

Phoenix International Systems, Inc., today unveiled its new VS1-250-SSD Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)/Serial ATA (SATA) based Solid State Disk VME data storage plug-in blade at AFCEA/USNI West 2009.

The VS1-250-SSD delivers high capacity, high performance data storage for military, aerospace and industrial applications requiring rugged, secure and durable mass data storage. This 6U, single-slot module houses one or two each 2.5″ SAS or SATA SSDs of up to 256GB per device and can be interfaced through its front panel connector or its P2 connector. The high speed module will sustain R/W data rates of 120MB/sec with an access time of 0.5 msec. The VS1-250-SSD has an operating temperature range from -40o to 85o C and functions at an altitude greater than 80,000 feet. The VS1-250-SSD also complies with current defense department security standards providing multiple levels of secure erase techniques.

As a drop in replacement for a traditional hard disk drive, the VS1-250-SSD offers significantly lower power consumption and eliminates seek time, latency and other electro-mechanical delays commonly associated with conventional rotating media.

Major features of the Phoenix VS1-250-SSD Solid State Disk Module include:

SAS or SATA SSDs
Burst data transfer rate to 300MB/sec
Sustained data transfer to 120MB/sec
Total capacity to 512GB
Operational temperature from -40o to 85o C
Individual point-to-point device connectivity ·
Low power consumption ·
1,300,000 MTBF
Integrated SLC NAND Flash
Meets military and IRIG 106-07 declassification standards
Advanced flash management for enhanced reliability and durability
Front panel or P2 connector data interface
80,000 feet operational altitude
50g, 11 ms operational shock
16g rms, 10-2000Hz random vibration
Made in USA

Phoenix International is an AS 9100/ISO 9001:2000 certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) HUBZone manufacturer of Rugged COTS data storage product. Phoenix developed state of the art enabling technology provides users with mass storage products that ensure the highest performance storage and data network systems. These systems range in size and application from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VME solid state (flash) storage modules.

For further information and pricing, contact Amos Deacon III at (714) 283-4800 or at amos3@phenxint.com.

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RPC12

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 amos3@phenxint.com.

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Phoenix International Introduces Single Slot Dual Removable Hot-Swap VME Hard Disk Drive Module

Orange, CA, September 26, 2006 — Phoenix International Systems, Inc., has added a Dual Removable Hot-Swap Disk Drives option to its line of Rugged Mass Storage VME plug-in modules.

The new VF1-250-SC-RHD model allows portability in transporting a data storage device (by itself) for secure or archival storage off-line or for transferring data files to operating storage arrays, servers of host platforms. The dual device configuration is ideal for host based RAID 1 (data mirroring) applications as it is designed to allow the user to hot-swap either (or both) hard disk drives from a standard single slot (4HP) 6U plug-in VME module. In addition, it includes the most comprehensive set of performance features for VME products in the industry, including:

· Transparency to any operating system

· Ultra-320 LVD SCSI I/O

· 10,000 RPM Spindle Speed

· Average Seek Read/Write (m sec) 4.1/4.5

· SCSI connect via front panel and/or back plane P2 connectors

· Sensiterm: automatic internal bus termination

· Front panel device ID select and activity indicator

· Rugged steel construction with internal heat sink

· 1,400,000 Hour MTBF

· Shock: 60 Gs @ 2 msec (operating); 275 Gs @ 2 msec (non-operating)

· Vibration: 1.5 Gs @ 5-400 Hz (operating); 3 Gs @ <500 Hz (non-operating)

Phoenix International is the only ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of VME data storage products, reflecting the company’s commitment to the highest quality standards in manufacturing, quality control and customer service. The company’s reputation for consistent delivery of rugged COTS VME storage solutions is in its second decade.

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Phoenix International Platinum Source Award

PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RECEIVES NORTHROP GRUMMAN PLATINUM SOURCE AWARD FOR SUPPLIER EXCELLENCE

Award presented by Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Sector

ORANGE, CA September 26, 2006 — Phoenix International, Inc., has received Northrop Grumman’s Platinum Source Award, reflecting the Company’s sustained excellence as a supplier of quality products and on-time delivery to Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems (IS) Sector.

The award was presented to the Phoenix International executive team at the Company’s headquarters in Orange, California, by executives from Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems El Segundo, California headquarters. (In the attached photo, pictured from left are: Amos Deacon, Phoenix International CEO; Dan Juhl, Director of Engineering; Patty Brummer, Operations Manager; Amos Deacon III, Vice President Sales & Marketing; and, Ralph Hernandez and Gil Medina, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Manufacturing Engineers, Supplier Quality & Technical Performance.

Phoenix International supplies Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems Sector with high performance data storage systems used in Joint STARS aircraft as well as in training and support applications. The Platinum Source Award was made in recognition of Phoenix International’s demonstrated distinction in meeting performance standards — outstanding quality, commitment to meeting delivery schedules, and focus on customer satisfaction.

Phoenix International, an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), designs and manufactures Rugged COTS data storage systems for any application, integrating any storage device and capacity required from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS, SAN and array configurations to Solid State plug-in VME and Compact PCI storage modules.