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Thank you, Bill. And so it appears that this mystery has been solved.
Any further elucidation from you or other members?
On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 6:39 AM, Bill Darnall <
billdarnall -at- writingandtraining -dot- com> wrote:
> The SCADA industry uses the term backpan. Backpans are usually made of
> plywood. Electronic units can be physically mounted on the backpan.
> Consequently, there may be associated cables and connectors. However, one
> does not plug anything into the backpan the way one does for a wired
> Search "scada AND backpan" for many references.
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Backpan or backplane?
> I've only ever seen "backplane," which is an industry-standard term
> correctly used. Gene sees an existing definition for "backpan" which
> Is there a difference between the backplane that servers or blades connect
> to and the backplane that cards within a server/blade connect to? Does the
> engineer dream of making a product of and trademarking "backpan"? If not, I
> say stick with "backplane."
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