IBASE Announce 1U Rack-mountable Network Appliance Based on 8th Gen Intel® Xeon®/Core™ Processors

    2018 - 11 - 15

IBASE Technology, a manufacturer of application specific industrial embedded computing platforms, today announced the rollout of its latest FWA8708 1U rack-mountable network appliances based on the 8th Generation Intel® Xeon®/Core™ Processors. Designed to provide high scalability and performance for firewall, VPN, UTM, load balancing and network security applications in SMB and large enterprise environments, the FWA8708 comes in two versions: FWA8708-C powered by the Intel® C246 and FWA8708-H with the Intel H310 chipset.

“Our highly reliable FWA8708 uses the latest Intel 8th Gen Core processors for high compute performance and flexible customization options for system developers to integrate modules based on their specific needs,” said Jason Ko, senior product manager at IBASE. “One option is the IBASE IDN100 Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0-compliant module for administrators to manage and monitor the system remotely in the absence of an operating system.”

Standard configuration consists of 6x GbE ports and two SFP ports for hot-swappable input/output, featuring speeds of up to 1Gbps and long-distance transmission ranges, while the FWA8708-C has four DDR4-2666 modules to support up to 64GB of system memory and onboard 6x Intel® i210 and 2x i210S Ethernet controllers with 8 GbE ports and optional IBN cards (IBASE proprietary network interface card) to support up to 8 additional GbE ports; and the FWA8708-H fits up to 32GB of RAM and is equipped with 6x i211AT controllers combined with six Gigabit Ethernet ports.  Both models are significantly flexible and easily upgradable, allowing implementation of third-party software in SDN, SD-WAN, NFV and VNF architecture and technologies.

The FWA8708 also delivers rich I/O connectivity and expansion with two PCIe and a Mini PCIe slot for high density PCIe payloads and an M.2 expansion slot to interface with SATA 3.0 and PCIe x4 bus for high data throughput. Other connectors include two USB 3.0, VGA via headers, and an RJ45 serial console with LCM display for easy operation.


  • 8th Gen Intel® Xeon® / Core™ i7/i5/i3, up to 6 core processors with C246 or H310 PCH
  • 6x RJ45 GbE + 2x SFP (for FWA8708-C only) GbE on board
  • 4x or 2x DDR4 DIMMs; Max. 64GB (ECC/non-ECC)
  • Optional IPMI 2.0 module (for FWA8708-C only)
  • Optional NIC slot (for FWA8708-C only)
  • 1x Mini PCI-E slot, 1x M.2 slot

1U Rack-mountable Network Appliance Based on 8th Gen Intel® Xeon®/Core™ Processors

About IBASE Technology
Established in 2000, IBASE Technology (TPEx: 8050) specialises in the design and manufacturing of application specific embedded industrial PC products. IBASE carries out manufacturing and quality control at its own production sites in Taiwan that are certified to meet ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 standards. With a core strength in OEM/ODM/JDM services, IBASE’s current standard product range comprise of x86 and RISC based industrial motherboards, embedded systems, industrial panel PCs, digital signage players and network appliances for various applications in the automation, digital signage, gaming, transportation, smart building, medical, retail and networking markets. For more information, please visit www.ibase-europe.com.

IBASE is an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. From modular components to market-ready systems, Intel and the 250+ global member companies of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance provide scalable, interoperable solutions that accelerate deployment of intelligent devices and end-to-end analytics. Close collaboration with Intel and each other enables Alliance members to innovate with the latest technologies, helping developers deliver first-in-market solutions. Learn more at: intel.com/IoTSolutionsAlliance.

Contact Information:
IBASE Europe
12 Wedgwood Court, Wedgwood Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4QR, United Kingdom
Tel: 01438 846 090
Email: sales@ibase-europe.com