The IONADP is an adapter card that allows the ION Platform chassis to be backwards compatible with Point System modules. This adapter is designed to sit between a Point System module and the backplane of the ION chassis. The purpose of the IONADP is to lengthen the Point System module so it can be securely mounted in an ION chassis while also connecting to the backplane allowing the ION chassis to power the Point System module.SNMP management of the Point System modules installed in the ION chassis is possible by using a Point System management module along with IONADP. The ION modules and the Point System modules are managed independently by their own respective management modules. The ION management module and the Point System management module would each require a unique IP address assigned to them, while Focal Point can be used to access the management information from each management module simultaneously.