I picked up the ribbon cable connectors from Jay. It looks like we'll have to make the new cables for connecting the ADCs/DACs myself (or maybe with some help). We should be able to make enough ribbon cables for use now. However, I'm adding "Make nice shielded cables" to my long term to do list.
I pointed out the 2 missing adapter boxes we need to Jay. He has the parts (I saw them) and will try to get someone to put it together in the next day or so. I also picked up 2 more D080281 (DB44 to SCSI), giving us enough of those.
I once again asked Jay for an update on IO chassis, and expressed concern that without them the CDS effort can't really go forward, and that we really need this to come together ASAP. He said they still need to make 3 new ones for us.
So we're still waiting on a computer, 3 IO chassis, router + ethernet.