Elma Releases Blu!Box MicroTCA Chassis



Blu!Box is fully redundant and features high-performance cooling.

FREMONT, California, July 17, 2008 – Elma Electronic Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic packaging products, has announced the Blu!Box MicroTCA enclosure. The unit is fully redundant and features high-performance cooling.

The Blu!Box is a 19″ rackmount system in a 5U height. It is compliant to the MicroTCA.0 core specification. With redundancy throughout, the chassis features 2 MCH, 2 Power Modules, and 2 high performance EMMC cooling units. All of the modules/components are hot swappable and controlled via IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface). The cooling units feature 5 each high performance fans and have PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) control. The chassis holds up to 10 full size AMCs in the single module format.

The backplane for the Blu!Box offers a Dual Star topology in 22 layers. It has been optimized for high-speed routing via signal integrity studies. Other features include redundant FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) information devices and carrier locaters.

Pricing for the MicroTCA Blu!Box depends on volume and configuration options. The lead-time is 4-6 weeks. The Blu!Box comes standard with an aesthetic blue powder-coated finish. Other colors and customization is available.

About Elma Electronic
Elma Electronic Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of enclosures, backplanes, cabinets, cases, and “ready-to-run” packaging for ATCA, CPCI, MicroTCA, Rugged COTS, VME/64x, VXS, VPX, 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.

Elma Electronic Inc. is located at 44350 Grimmer Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Telephone (510) 656-3400 – Fax (510) 656-3783. www.elma.com

Contact Information

Elma Electronic Inc.

44350 S. Grimmer Blvd.
Fremont, CA, 94538
United States

tele: 510-565-3400
fax: 510-656-3783
sales@elma.com
www.elma.com

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