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Transtech DSP and Elma Announce Strategic Agreement to Supply VXS/VITA 41 Systems


HOUSTON & OSLO, Norway -- Nov. 9, 2004 - Transtech DSP, a VMETRO company, today announced an agreement that enables system OEMs to obtain integrated and tested VXS / VITA 41 systems that combine Transtech's multiprocessor / FPGA products with Elma's high-speed backplanes and enclosures. This blending of each firm's customization capabilities, best practices and advanced technologies into viable solutions, addresses the needs of many OEMs, and will greatly accelerate the introduction of the VXS bus architecture into compute-intensive military, avionics and communications applications. In effect this agreement provides a method for OEM customers to better focus their resources on the development of core intellectual property, and competitive differentiation, without having to be concerned about the implementation details associated with using a new bus architecture. "VXS offers multi-Gigabit bandwidths without losing the capability of supporting legacy VME boards, and is a crucial next step in the development of VME. Elma is the first backplane provider to offer real VXS products and has shown continuous support in the development of both standard and customised variants," commented Jeremy Banks, Product Marketing Manager, Transtech. "It makes sense for us to work with them."

"Reducing risk for our customers is the key motivation behind this agreement," said Shan Morgan, Sr. VP Sales, Elma Electronics US. "By working with complementary suppliers, we can help our customers implement next generation systems, and by using proven building blocks that have been tested to work together, we can save vital time to market while lowering risk."

About Transtech DSP

Transtech, a VMETRO company, has the policy of tracking emerging technology while continuing the long-term support of early systems. Today, Transtech DSP designs and manufactures open-standard solutions based on VME, PCI, PMC and CompactPCI platforms using TigerSHARC DSP, FPGA and PowerPC technologies. Key markets and applications include mil/aerospace, telecommunications, industrial control and scientific market places. For more information, please visit


VMETRO provides board- and system-level products for high-performance embedded realtime systems, with products based on open standards like VMEbus, PCI, RACEway, and Fibre Channel. Founded in 1986 in Oslo, Norway, and in the U.S. since 1987, VMETRO is the world's largest manufacturer of bus analyzers for standard buses such as VMEbus and PCI. VMETRO also offers an extensive line of high-performance real-time data recorders, PMC I/O controllers and modules for data acquisition and real-time data networking. VMETRO is listed as a Forbes International 200 Best Small Company and is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE:VME). For more information, please visit

About Elma Electronics

Elma Electronics Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and "ready-to-run" packaging for CPCI, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXI, PC and custom bus structures. Elma's component product line offers a wide selection of top quality switches knobs and LED arrays. The company has been a worldwide supplier of dependable, high performance products for over 35 years. Elma operates three facilities in the continental United States plus has locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Israel. For more information, please visit

CONTACT: Transtech DSP

In Europe/Asia:

Jeremy Banks, +44 (0) 1494 476000

Fax: +44 (0) 1494 464472



In USA/Canada:

Andy Stevens, 607-272-5494

Fax: 607-272-5498


Source: Transtech