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7700GPI

VistaLINK® General Purpose Interface Module

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The 7700GPI VistaLINK® General Purpose Interface module links third-party equipment and Evertz® VistaLINK® Network Management System (NMS). Third-party equipment with fault alarming capabilities through General Purpose Interface outputs (GPOs) can communicate fault alarm conditions to the VistaLINK® application software through this GPO to SNMP translator, thereby extending fault-monitoring capabilities across the broadcast network.

Equipped with a Linear Time Code (LTC) input, the 7700GPI module can synchronize logged fault alarms within the VistaLINK® application software with the facility clock for accurate alarm acknowledgement and record keeping. In addition, it is possible to label each GPI input for easier notification. The label follows the fault message (trap) through to the VistaLINK® PRO server and onto email/pager notifications (if enabled).

The GPI module is also equipped with three NC/NO GPI outputs (GPO) and can be utilized to relay a "message" from the VistaLINK® system to connected gear. Configuration changes or additional fault alarming is possible through this interface.

VistaLINK® offers remote monitoring, control and configuration capabilities via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) giving the flexibility to manage operations, including signal monitoring and module configuration from SNMP-capable control systems (Manager or NMS).

Features
  • 20 opto-isolated General Purpose Interface inputs (GPI)
  • Enabled GPI inputs/alerts translated and reported to Network Management System (NMS) user interface via SNMP
  • Selectable +5V or +12V supply for driving GPI over longer cable runs
  • Three relay closure General Purpose Interface outputs (GPO)
  • GPI/GPO easily accessed through pin-headers (2x6 Phoenix Terminal Blocks) on rear plate
  • One LTC input for module synchronization of fault alarms to facility time
  • Modular, conveniently fits into 7800FR 3RU frame
  • Module status LED and 20 GPI LEDs for simple GPI input diagnostics
  • Frame status trigger
  • Jumper-configurable RS-232/RS-422 input serial COM port for serial protocol interface translation
  • VistaLINK® capable for remote monitoring and control via SNMP (using VistaLINK® PRO) when installed in 7800FR frame with a 7700FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller
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Specifications

General Purpose Interface Input
Number of Inputs20
TypeOpto-isolated, active low with jumper selectable +5V or +12V supplied voltage
ConnectorPhoenix Terminal Block (2x6)
Signal LevelJumper selectable +5V or +12V
General Purpose Interface Output
Number of Outputs3
Type"Dry Contact" relay closure
Connector2 pins per output on Phoenix Terminal Block (2x6)
Signal LevelNormally closed and normally open
LTC Input
Number of Inputs1 (± pair)
TypeBalanced
Level100mV p-p
ConnectorPhoenix Terminal Block pins (2x6)
Data Input Serial Port
Number of Ports1 RS-232 or 1 RS-422 (jumper selectable)
ConnectorPhoenix Terminal Block pins (2x6)
Baud RateUp to 1Mbaud
Electrical
Voltage+12V DC
Power6 watts
EMI/RFIComplies with FCC Part 15, Class A
EU EMC Directive
Physical
Number of Slots1

Ordering Information

7700GPIVistaLINK® General Purpose Interface Module
Ordering Options
NotesRear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
Rear Plate Suffix
+3RU3RU rear plate for use with 350FR, 7700FR-C, 7800FR or 7801FR Multiframes
Enclosures
350FRPortable Multiframe which holds 7 modules
7700FR-C3RU Multiframe which holds 15 modules
7800FR3RU Multiframe which holds 15 modules
7801FR1RU Multiframe which holds 4 modules