New VPX Mesh Hybrid Backplane from Bustronic / Optima Announces Rugged Command & Communication Consoles

FREMONT, California – Elma Bustronic Corporation, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high performance backplanes now offers a VPX Hybrid Backplane with 5 mesh slots and 2 legacy VME64x slots.

The VPX architecture per the VITA 46 specification allows for optional use of the VMEbus.  Many applications will re-use existing VME64 extensions (VME64x) cards.   This allows legacy cards to be used in conjunction with the performance of VPX’s high-speed differential signals.  Bustronic’s new hybrid solution provides two of these slots in addition to 5 VPX slots in a 6U high backplane.  The company was the first proponent of a pinout solution for VMEbus connections in the VITA Standards Organization (VSO).

The 5+2 Slot VPX Hybrid backplane features a 16-layer controlled impedance stripline design.  The backplane provides RTM support.  Bustronic offers other VPX configurations in a 3U 6-slot, 6U 5-slot, 6U 17-slot Hybrid and has developed a wealth of custom configurations.

Company Contact:
Justin Moll, Elma Bustronic Corporation
510.490.1853 fax

Tucker, GA – Optima EPS, an Elma Company, and leading designer and manufacturer of cabinet enclosures for electronic systems, now offers rugged command and communication consoles. The consoles may be used in Mil/Aero, Mobile Broadcast, Law Enforcement/HSS, Emergency Services or other rugged applications.

Based on standard modules, the rugged console range can easily be modified to suit most applications and ensures optimum access to critical information in command and control systems. The user-friendly design of Optima’s consoles accommodates typical floor layout requirements: straight, L, or U-shaped styles. Optional ergonomically designed laminate writing desks provide a comfortable work surface and maximum leg area. With removable sides, rear and top panels, the installation and accessibility of the equipment is fast and easy.

Optima can ruggedize the consoles in various ways. This includes thicker gauge aluminum frames, extra mounting and supports, cross bracing for enclosures, spot welding, T-frame supports, and more. Optima offers a range of MIL-Spec, Harsh Environment, and Seismic cabinets enclosures and racks that are geared for rugged applications. The company also offers ruggedized versions of its products for Mobile environments. This design background gives Optima one of the most experienced teams for rugged enclosure and command center/console designs.

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Company Contact:
Justin Moll
Optima EPS, an Elma Company
Fax: 770-496-4041
Cell: 916-524-8242

Contact Information

Elma Electronic Inc.

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

tele: 510-565-3400
fax: 510-656-3783

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