Aicsys intros 2U chassis

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Aicsys just released RCK-203BE, which the company claims is the

world's first and only 2U chassis that supports System Host Board (SHB)

through 2U PICMG 1.3 butterfly backplane. The chassis was designed to answer the

demand of users for 2U solution for their SHB. Earlier, all SHB users had to use

rackmount 4U chassis to contain their systems. This kind of solution was not

only time redundant but also occupied too much space on the rack.

SHB is supported through BPE-0502P backplane. It is a 5-slot 2U

butterfly backplane with (1) PICMG ver 1.3 RC1.0 SHB slot for SHB Express and

offers expandability through (1) PCI-E 16X slot, (1) PCI-E 1X slot, and (2) PCI

32 bit 5V slots. The backplane supports both 20-pin and 24-pin power connector

for SHB with the latest CPU. With the chassis comes a standard 400W auto-switch

PFC ATX power supply with 20+4 pin power connector.


The chassis itself boasts a depth of only 450mm (17-inch), thus

providing an ideal solution for those applications where depth can make or break

a project. The RCK-203BE supports up to three drive bays: 5.25-inch CD-ROM/DVD-ROM,

3.5-inch FDD, and 'hidden' internal 3.5-inch bays. Two eight cm ball bearing

fans ensure airflow when faced with a heat sensitive application. The RCK-203BE

is the ideal solution for multi-media and 2U DVR application and also provides a

robust solution to any server application using SHB while still remaining



  • EIA RS-310C 19-inch rackmount standard heavy duty steel with

    Ni plating

  • 5.25-inch CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, (1) 3.5-inch FDD, and (1) 'hidden'

    internal 3.5-inch bays

  • BPE-0502P 2U PICMG 1.3 backplane supports full size system

    host board, expandable through (1) PCI-E 16X slot, (1) PCI-E 1X slot, and

    (2) PCI 32 bit 5V slots

  • Slide rail applicable

  • Lockable front door and replaceable air filter

  • 2 x 8cm replaceable high-speed ball bearing fans for better


  • 400W PS2 auto-switch ATX power supply with PFC