Next Generation Network Appliance, NA-200A, Powered by Intel® EP80579 SoC Solution with Six Gigabit LANs for SOHO Users

AXIOMTEK’s NA-200A network appliance featuring the new Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor offers performance and price advantages

Taipei, Taiwan, May 15, 2009 - AXIOMTEK today announced the launch of the NA-200A, a cost-effective entry level network appliance powered by a system-on-a-chip Intel® EP80579 1.2GHz processor embedded SKU for SOHO market. The Intel® EP80579 is the first in a series of breakthrough system on-a-chip (SoC) processors that combined a memory controller hub, an I/O controller hub and a CPU, delivering excellent performance-per-watt for small form factor designs. Sized only 44 x 220 x 151 mm, the NA-200A comes with six high-speed Gigabit LAN ports. Moreover, this compact size network security platform supports one DDR2 SODIMM None-ECC memory, plus an optional DDR2 SOCDIMM ECC memory. AXIOMTEK’s NA-200A is ideal for firewalls, VPN, anti-spam and anti-virus applications, as well as intrusion detection and prevention.

By using the Intel® EP80579 processor, the NA-200A has reduced power consumption up to 34%, improves computing performance to 55% higher than similar products, and offers comprehensive I/O. Moreover, IT security OEMs can easily migrate existing 32-bit applications to the new Intel® EP80579 product line because of its x86 code base compatibility. The network security platform can bring you higher performance, better stability and lower power consumption than previous multi-chip solutions.

“The NA-200A is a cost-effective entry level network appliance in a small form factor, yet capable of delivering high throughput,” said Philip Wei, Product Manager of Applied Computing Platforms Business Unit at AXIOMTEK. The NA-200A uses the new Intel® SoC, which combines a memory controller hub, a I/O controller hub and a CPU core based on Intel® Pentium® M architecture into one, which simplifies and speed up platform design. The use of Intel® EP80579 processor brings the benefits of smaller footprint, lowered power consumption, enhanced performance, and comprehensive I/O to the platform.”

The hardware system has powerful storage interfaces including one 2.5” SATA2 HDD and a CompactFlash™ card. To prevent problems from sudden shutdown, the NA-200A supports LAN bypass function through WDT and GPIO pin definitions. It also features function of BIOS redirection to console port. Other I/O features and expansion slot include two USB, one RJ-45 console port, one Mini PCI, and system reset switch. Moreover, the NA-200A supports mainstream Linux kernel 2.6 and 2.4 operating systems to better support customers who have developed applications on the above listed versions.

This compact network security appliance will be available around end of June, 2009. For more product information, please visit global website www.axiomtek.com or contact our sales representative at info@axiomtek.com.tw.

Main Features:

  • Supports Intel® EP80579 SoC 1.2 GHz with 256KB L2 cache processor – NA-200A
  • Six 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet ports (Intel® 82574, 82541PI, Marvell 88E1141)
  • BIOS redirected to COM port features
  • One 2.5" SATA2 HDD reserved
  • ECC or None-ECC memory configurations for customer selection
  • Suitable for VPN, network bandwidth controller, firewall and UTM


AXIOMTEK Co., Ltd. is one of the world's leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From its roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, AXIOMTEK has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting its focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions.

AXIOMTEK was established since 1990. The company has 475 employees in headquarters and over 110 employees in subsidiaries including USA, China, Japan, and Europe. The company has appointed more than 60 distributor partners around the globe. AXIOMTEK offers IPC (Industrial PCs), ECP (Embedded Computing Platforms), PPC (Panel PCs), Medical Panel Computers, HMI (Human Machine Interface), DAC (Data Acquisition & Control Cards Solutions), and NA (Network Security Appliances) product lines with more than 400 items.