Press Release Summary:
Backwards RBC PC chassis puts expansion-card connectors, switch, drive bays and USB port in front for easy access. All-steel heavy duty rack-mount chassis is 19 in. wide at flanges, 4 rack units (7 in.) high, and 17.9 in. deep. It is available in 14-slot passive backplane or ATX motherboard versions. Applications include test lab and industrial control tasks that require convenient front access for frequent cable and probe changing.
Original Press Release:
Backwads PC(TM) Chassis Makes Cabling Easier!
The new "Backwards" RB3C PC chassis from CyberResearch, Inc., puts expansion-card connectors and a USB port in front for easy access. Users also get front access to the power switch and drive bays. The RBC is available in 14-slot passive backplane or ATX motherboard versions. It's suitable for benchtop or rack-mounting. The RBC is ideal for test lab and industrial control applications that require convenient front access to facilitate frequent cable and probe changing. Conventional rack-mount computer chassis have the expansion-card connectors and USB port mounted in the back. However, for some applications, a rear-access PC chassis can be inconvenient and hard to work with, so the CyberResearch RBC chassis puts all connections in front.
Now technicians don't have to squeeze into tight spaces, trip over obstacles, or wrap themselves around sharp corners to gain access to the rear of a PC chassis. Instead they can make critical connections in front, where they can see what they're doing and have plenty of room to make changes when necessary. Why didn't somebody think of this before?
The all-steel heavy duty rack-mount RBC chassis is 19 inches wide at the flanges (the rack-mounting flanges are removable to facilitate benchtop use), 4 Rack Units (7 inches) high, and 17.9 inches deep. The RBC weighs 29 pounds and includes a built-in 250-watt power supply. An optional hot-swap redundant power supply is also available. Cooling is provided by three hot-swap rear mounted fans, plus a separate fan for the power supply. A hold-down clamp secures user-installed cards against shock and vibration.
CyberResearch's Backwards PC chassis come in four standard models:
* RBC 14 has 14 ISA slots.
* RBC 14P has 4 PCI slots, I PICMG CPU slot, and 9 ISA slots.
* RBC 14P7 has 7 PCI slots, 1 PICMG CPU slot, and 6 ISA slots.
* RBC MX accepts an ATX motherboard. Includes a 280-watt ATX power supply.
Available accessories include rack slides, hard drives, and CD-ROM drives.
CyberResearch offers more than 3,000 hard-to-find PC engineering products.