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February 21, 2019:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - American Megatrends International LLC (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, BMC and remote management tools, network data storage products and more is pleased to announce its full support for the Redfish® 1.5 specification from the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), in its Aptio® V UEFI BIOS Firmware and MegaRAC® SP-X BMC Remote Management Firmware - the most widely used solution in the market today.
Redfish is an open industry-standard specification and schema designed to meet the expectations of end-users for simple and secure management of modern scalable platform hardware. It is grounded in modern technologies including a RESTful interface and utilizes JSON and OData to help customers integrate solutions within their existing tool chains. The ultimate goal of Redfish is to address all components in the data center with a consistent API, and an aggressive development schedule from the DMTF partner community is successfully making strides towards that end.
Version 1.5 of the Redfish specification brings a plethora of new and useful features such as AEP DIMM Inventory, out-of-band (OOB) AEP Management and Redfish 2018.1 compliance. Its OOB AEP Management capability now allows for BIOS side actions to create/delete goals and namespaces, along with new BMC side security actions. Redfish 2018.1 compliance includes expanded CPU Inventory information on cores and threads, expanded Memory Inventory metrics information and additional varieties of boot options such as a “boot next” attribute.
For more information on Redfish support in Aptio V UEFI Firmware and MegaRAC Manageability products from American Megatrends, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-U-BUY- AMI / +1-770-246-8600 or visit ami.com.
Redfish® is a registered trademark of the DMTF in the US and other countries.
February 1, 2019:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce its participation at Embedded World 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany from February 26 to 28, 2019.
The Embedded World Exhibition & Conference is an international embedded technology trade show that takes place every year in Nuremberg, Germany. Every year Embedded World attracts more than 1,000 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees from around the globe, where exhibitors showcase the latest developments in embedded technology. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about these new technologies, while also networking with representatives from different technology companies.
AMI will once again exhibit at Embedded World in Hall 2, Booth #2-200 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. At this year's show, visitors to the AMI booth will have the opportunity to speak with AMI experts about the company's latest technologies. AMI will present numerous firmware offerings, covering technologies such as Embedded Controllers (EC) and Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) firmware solutions.
Visitors can also learn more about the latest enhancements to AMI's flagship Aptio® V UEFI BIOS Firmware that enable OEM/ODM partners to deliver trusted, unique and innovative user experiences to their end customers. Recent Aptio V innovations on display at Embedded World will include remote management via the Redfish® schema, boot time reduction with AMI's Performance Measurement Tool (PMT), UEFI firmware hardware debugging with AMI's Trace Hub Debugger, porting/testing and methodologies for firmware security and more.
To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.
Redfish® is a registered trademark of the Distributed Management Task Force. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
January 18, 2019:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA: American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems is pleased to introduce the latest version of its MegaRAC® FP-X™ Fabric Management Firmware Solution.
MegaRAC FP-X Fabric Management Firmware is a powerful firmware / software stack that combines complete fabric management functionality with that of a baseboard management controller (BMC). This allows MegaRAC FP-X to provide robust management capabilities and a deep layer of insight to key elements of the data center fabric, including compute, network, storage and infrastructure components.
These capabilities enable simple remote management of BMC and drive firmware configuration and updates, oversight of fabric health and activity, error prediction, troubleshooting and much more. MegaRAC FP-X also improves fault tolerance and resilience of the data center infrastructure while reducing the need for redundant components, lowering expenses.
MegaRAC FP-X includes all of the key BMC management tasks as defined by IPMI 2.0, Serial over LAN (SOL) and complete out-of-band (OOB) connectivity. Its advanced component management framework supports PCIe switch-based management, NVMe, RAID, SAS and other industry-standard drivers through its Component Manager API. For remote access to fabric management tasks, MegaRAC FP-X features a secure embedded web server and UI, along with Secure-Shell (SSH)-based SOL as well as standard IPMI-based SOL.
MegaRAC FP-X is based on the proven, highly stable and widely-used MegaRAC® SP-X™ Service Processor remote management solution, sharing the same code base. Like SP-X, FP-X firmware provides a high level of modularity, with the ability to easily configure the complete stack by selecting available features in package form. OEM-level modifications are made using MegaRAC Development Studio (MDS), an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for server management with the power to customize, build and debug all at once. Additionally, MegaRAC FP-X support is available on all of the advanced System-On-Chip (SoC) devices from leading manufacturers.
Founder, CEO and President of American Megatrends, Subramanian Shankar, commented that "We are extremely excited to introduce our MegaRAC FP-X Fabric Management Firmware, a groundbreaking solution that will enable all infrastructure components, including compute, network, storage and infrastructure assets, to operate as a resilient and fault-tolerant system at a lower total cost of operation (TCO). For AMI, MegaRAC FP-X represents the convergence of our many years of expertise and leadership in BMC, server and remote management firmware, and underscores our commitment to expanding our lineup of products that support the data center and cloud infrastructure environments."
For more information on MegaRAC FP-X Fabric Management Firmware, please contact our Sales team via the "Request Info" button on our website at https://ami.com/en/products/remote-management/fabric-management/, or call us at 1-800-828-9264.
December 28, 2018:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, BMC and remote management tools, network data storage products and more, is pleased to announce support for USB Power Delivery (PD), USB Type-C™ and eSPI bus in AMI embedded controller (EC) firmware, called AMI EC.
EC firmware has steadily evolved from the keyboard controller of the last millennia to what it is today. Along the way, it’s kept many of its legacy components, which include old-fashioned communication methods such as communicating through the low pin count (LPC) bus. At the same time, it’s picked up added features such as LED status indicators and added button controls.
As the industry moves away from legacy components and buses due to increased security requirements and the need for improved performance, both in speed and efficiency, silicon vendors are transitioning away from the LPC bus to the newer eSPI bus. This offers ODMs and OEMs the opportunity to not only switch to the eSPI bus, but to switch to a more modern EC firmware implementation from AMI. AMI’s eSPI-compatible EC firmware solution is ready to help them during this transition. AMI EC features full eSPI functionality, USB Type-C support, USB PD and improved power management.
OEM and ODM customers who have developed extensive BIOS porting and development skills using Visual eBIOS (VeB), the advanced graphical environment for firmware development in Aptio® V, AMI's flagship UEFI BIOS offering, will be happy to know that in switching to AMI EC, these same skills can be transferred to their EC development efforts.
For a complete list of supported EC chips and for more information on how to get started with general licensing, access, porting and development with AMI EC firmware, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-U-BUY- AMI / +1-770-246-8600 or visit ami.com.USB Type-C™ is a trademark of USB or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.
December 18, 2018:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, remote management tools, network data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce our participation in Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS).
LVFS provides resources and support for helping vendors package their firmware updates to support the use of this framework, and serves as an online repository for distributing these updates. LVFS also allows major Linux distributions to provide metadata to clients such as fwupdmgr and GNOME software.
American Megatrends is now offering compatibility for updating our firmware using LVFS and assisting our valued customers on how to deploy firmware updates through LVFS.
For more information on LVFS support from American Megatrends, please contact your AMI representative at 1-800-U-BUY- AMI or visit ami.com.