Providing external NEBS alarming capability for telecommunication applications, the B024-682 alarm card complies with the PICMG 2.9 R1.0 System Management spec and works with PICMG 2.9-compliant CPUs. These include the Sun CP2000 series cPCI system controllers. The card provides three external NEBS alarm relays controlled by IPMI commands, a watchdog timer, and on-board voltage sensing for IPMB_PWR and battery. It also generates 5V power for IPMB and provides charging for an optional rechargeable battery. Available as a board only or as a kit with mounting plates and cables, price starts at $300 with delivery from four to six weeks ARO. HYBRICON CORP., Ayer, MA. (877) 492-74266.