The BKP3-CEN09-15.2.17-13U, nine-slot OpenVPX backplane offers users an optional Ethernet control plane. Designed to VITA 65 design principles, the component features a centralized routing topology. The switch slot connects to slots 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Slots 1 to 3 are also connected on the data plane. Contiguous groups of slots can have their maskable reset pin joined via jumpers within a backplane header. Pricing for the nine-slot OpenVPX Backplane is under $2,000 depending on volume and configuration. BUSTRONIC CORP., Fremont, CA. (510) 490-7388.