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Useable right out of the box, the MF320 Multi-function Appliance is the fastest way to connect a small network to the Internet. Just plug in a few cables, enter your Internet settings on the front panel, and the whole office is connected to the Internet in minutes.

The MF320 Multi-function appliance was designed for ease-of-use from hardware to software. The simple administration tools, ports and expansion slots allow for worry free maintenance so you can run your business and let the appliance run the rest.


Fastest Installation of a 24x7 Full Function Server
· Fully functional server ready to run in as little as 15 minutes
· Pre-installed and pre-configured hardware and software eliminate time consuming setup and installation procedures

Lower Total Cost of Ownership
· Provides lower total cost of ownership over non-appliance platforms
· Automated self-administration features and remote management capabilities lower operation and maintenance costs
· Streamlined design and configuration eliminate unnecessary hardware and software components

Simple Administration and Maintenance
· Managing the server can be performed locally or remotely via the optimized administrative tools, Web-based administration
· Simple administration and configuration eliminate the expense and administrative headaches of traditional servers

  • Combines a powerful processor and large storage capacity with state-of-the-art networking capabilities in one ultra-compact box.

  • Optimized for small and medium-sized businesses with up to 25 users.

  • Plug-and-Play simplicity and reliability.
    No per-user software licenses or other hidden costs

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MF320 Multifunction appliance uses the Open Source SAMBA to provide Windows users with Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing. Windows users can find a MF320 Multifunction appliance using the Network Neighborhood without installing any additional software on their systems. Network File System (NFS) lets you make folders (or in UNIX terms, directories) available to UNIX and Linux users.

To share files with users who aren’t on your local network, MF320 Multifunction appliance includes an Internet file sharing server. Remote users can transfer large files over the Internet using a Web browser or a dedicated File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client. You control what known and anonymous users may access.

MF320 makes it very easy to share a printer from any computers connected to the local area network via the parallel port. This is a faster connection than a serial connection.

MF320 does not require any printer drivers. MF320 receives the formatted print job from a client PC/notebook and sends it to the printer connected to the MF320. Hence the printer driver only needed to be installed on the client PC or notebook.


To prevent unauthorized network and server access from the outside, MF320 Multifunction appliance includes packet filtering firewall. The firewall protects your company’s private data while giving your users full Internet access. NAT hides your internal network from the Internet, giving you additional protection from hackers. With new SSH remote access, system administrators will be able to securely connect to their MF320 Multifunction appliance without fear of hackers or snoops. Encrypted passwords, secure key authentication, and root logins can all be enabled or disabled.


MF320 supports POP3, IMAP4, SMTP and Multi-drop POP protocol.

Post Office Protocol (POP) is a standard protocol for receiving email. POP is a client/server protocol in which email is received and held for you by MF320. When you read your mail, all of it immediately downloaded to your computer and no longer maintained on the MF320. POP3 is built into the Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers.

POP and IMAP deal with receiving email from your MF320; Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is a protocol for transferring email between points on the Internet. You send email with SMTP and a mail handler receives it on your recipient's behalf. This mail is read using POP or IMAP.

Web Hosting

MF320 Multifunction appliance makes it easy to set up, configure and monitor multiple Web sites. You don't have to be an expert to run and manage a reliable and powerful web server. MF320 Multifunction appliance uses industry leader Apache to serve web sites out of the box. During installation, the Configuration menu automatically configures your server to start Apache if you so choose.

Wireless LAN Ready

Enabling Wireless Access Point is as easy as plugging in a Samsung 802.11b Wireless WI-FI certified PC card into the server. The Wireless Access Point's high-powered antenna offers a range of operation of up to 600 feet (open space), providing seamless roaming throughout your wireless LAN infrastructure.

The upgrade kit instantly transforms your MF320 Multifunction appliance into a complete wireless access point that allows file sharing for Windows or Macintosh based clients. It also makes it much easier to add or move workstations, and to provide connectivity in areas where it is difficult to lay cables.

It is compatible with any 802.11b (Wi-Fi-certified) wireless LAN PC Card or PCI adapter installed on the client PC. The Access Point operates in 2.4 GHz Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) for wireless networks in the home or office environment with transparent bridging and roaming capabilities. It can be managed remotely via the web-based configuration menu. It also supports WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and user authentication to ensure a secure network connection.

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• 300 MHz Geode GX1 (x86-compatible).

• 64 MB SDRAM (PC-100). [Aries 310]
• 128 MB SDRAM (PC-100). [Aries 320]

IInternal Storage
• 10 GB IDE Hard Disk Drive (2.5"). [Aries 310]
• 20 GB IDE Hard Disk Drive (2.5"). [Aries 320]

External Ports
• 1x 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port (Primary).
• 1x 10 Base-T Ethernet port (Secondary).
• 1x EPP/ECP Printer port.
• 1x RS232C Serial port (9-pin).
• 2x USB connectors.
• 1x IrDA Infrared port.
• 1x VGA Display connector.
• PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse ports.
• 3x Stereo jacks (Line-in, Line-out, Mic).
• 1x DC Power connector.

• 2x Type-II PCMCIA slots.

Front Panel
• 4x Activity LEDs (Power, HDD, Network, PCMCIA).
• 128 x 64 backlit graphics LCD module.
• 1x Soft Power button.
• 4x programmable soft keys.

Power Supply Unit
• Universal AC adapter.
• Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1A.
• Output: 5V DC, 6A.
• Typical power consumption: 15W

• Height: 6.8" (172 mm ).
• Width: 4.3" (109 mm).
• Depth: 5.8" (147 mm).

• System Unit: 2.1 lb (950g)
• Power Supply Unit: 0.4 LB (150g)

• Operating Temperature: 0-40° C (32-104° F).

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Software Specifications

Operating System
• Customized Linux
OS based on
kernel 2.2.16.

Network Services
• DHCP, DNS and NAT.

File and Print Services
• Cross-platform file and print-sharing using SMB.
• Shared folder access control.

E-mail Services
• Supports POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, Multi-drop POP.
• Mail queuing and scheduled mail retrieval.

Web Services
• Apache Web Server with support for PHP scripting.
• Caching Web Proxy.

• Easy-to-configure packet-filtering Firewall.

Wireless Networking (optional)
• Built-in Wireless LAN Access Point software.
• Requires supported IEEE 802.11b WLAN PCMCIA card.

Internet Access
• Dial-up access using Serial or PCMCIA Analog (V.90) modem.
• Dial-up access using Serial ISDN modem.
• DSL modem or router connected to Secondary

 Ethernet. Supports PPPoE.
• Cable modem connected to Secondary Ethernet.
• T1/E1 router connected to Secondary Ethernet.
• Supports static or dynamic IP addresses and dial-on-demand.

Remote Access
• Dial-in remote access using Serial or PCMCIA modem.
• Virtual Private Networking using PPTP (supports Microsoft VPN Adapter under Windows 98SE or later).

Client Support
• Windows 95/98/ME/2000 clients.

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