The 7700GPI VistaLINK® General Purpose Interface module links third-party equipment and Evertz's VistaLINK® Network Management System (NMS). Third-party equipment with fault alarming capabilities through General Purpose Interface outputs (GPO) 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/CO GPI outputs (GPO) and can be utilized to relay a "message" from the VistaLINK® system to connected gear. Configuration changes or additional fault alarming are 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-enabled control systems (Manager or NMS).