The OmniBusBox? enables computers and networks to interface with multiple avionics databuses via Ethernet or USB. Applications for the OmniBusBox include simulation, monitoring, and testing of avionics equipment and systems. The OmniBusBox may be configured as a local peripheral to a computer, as a remote data server in a network, or as a stand-alone unit. The OmniBusBox is a member of Ballard’s OmniBus? product line, a family of avionics databus interfaces that takes flexibility and power to a new level. With the demand for products with high channel counts and multi-protocol capability comes the need for more processing power, not only for handling the protocol but also for running the user’s application. The OmniBus family has addressed these requirements through modularity and by adding multiple processors.