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ACT/TECHNICO and INTERFACE CONCEPT to Offer Expanded Range of COTS Networking Solutions to US Customers

Ivyland, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2004

ACT/Technico (, a leading supplier of integrated real-time and embedded systems built with CompactPCI, VMEbus, and other open architecture platforms, and Interface Concept (Briec De L'odet, France), a leading European manufacturer of communications boards, have partnered to offer an expanded range of COTS networking products to the US communications, defense, medical, and transport markets.

This comprehensive range of COTS networking products includes 3U and 6U Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switches, up to 26 ports; PowerPC- and PowerQUICC-based intelligent Ethernet interface controllers; and synchronous/asynchronous serial communication platforms. The product range is available on PrPMC, VME, CompactPCI, and PMC platforms and supports several operating systems.

Ken Grob, ACT/Technico Vice President, said, “We were looking to expand our Ethernet and communications offerings for our customers, and were impressed with Interface Concept’s extensive range of products for VME, PMC, and CompactPCI. Adding these new products to our extensive offering is a continuation of providing our customers with the best selection of components and systems for real-time and embedded applications.”

The Interface Concept product line is being sold in the US and Canada re-branded under ACT/Technico’s name and part numbering scheme; full product support is available from ACT/Technico through the company’s US offices.

Jean-Yves Gueguen of Interface Concept, noted, “We’re excited to be working with ACT/Technico to provide customers in the US communications and defense markets with our full line of standard products, in addition to our customized solutions. We are focused on providing our customers with exceptional service and support for our products, and expect this new, long-term relationship will help us accomplish that goal in the US.”

For more information, visit, call (800) 445-6194, (215) 957-9102, or e-mail

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Sales Department; ACT/Technico; (800) 445-6194 or (215) 957-9102;

About ACT/Technico

For over 25 years, ACT/Technico has been supplying integrated embedded systems to companies in communications, military/aerospace, medical imaging, and semiconductor equipment manufacturing. The company provides products, system architecture, hardware, and software design to deliver complete solutions and expedite time to market.

ACT/Technico is also a manufacturer and reseller of embedded hardware and software. The company offers leading edge SBCs, Mass Storage and RAID products, RTOS, Linux or Windows, and device drivers.

The company, based in Ivyland, PA has been in business since 1978 and is privately held. There are additional offices in California, Florida, and Maryland. For more information, please call (215) 957-9071 or e-mail to

About Interface Concept:

Interface Concept (IC) is a leading European designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative industrial embedded products, including Ethernet switches, Communications interfaces and CPU boards, for Telecom, Datacom, Industry, Transport and Defence applications. For over 15 years, IC has been committed to providing innovative, high performance real-time solutions based on the latest market industrial standards and technologies. For further information, please call +33 (0) 298 573 030 or visit their website at



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