The Cobalt Digital 8310C is a 10-slot OpenGear 2RU frame with one PS-8300 power supply, fans plus metal plates on the rear I/O ports. The 8310C frame has the flexibility of independent rear modules for applications where other types of I/O connections (such as twisted-pair audio or fiber interfaces) are necessary. The frame also supports slot-dependent rear I/O modules. Rear modules can be ordered with card modules and are quick and easy to install.
An optional network controller card (MFC-8320-N) allows Ethernet connectivity for full control and monitoring via free DashBoard™ software. Optional SNMP support, for large scale monitoring implementation, is also available
The openGear; frames have been designed with an advanced cooling architecture and include front-door mounted fans to provide forced air cooling for all cards, and additional cooling for the power supplies. The intelligent fan controller adjusts fan speed with changes in frame power loading or temperature. Particular attention has been paid to frame acoustics in order to keep fan noise to a minimum.
Two looping reference inputs are buffered and distributed to all card slots.
A SMPTE 269M alarm monitoring connection is also provided.
The frame can accommodate two front-loaded power supplies. Although a single supply can fully power a loaded frame, the addition of a second (optional) supply gives the frame full power redundancy. Each supply is fed by a separate power cord with a PowerLock cord retainer to guard against accidental power loss. Each power supply contains an independent cooling fan, status LED and a front-mounted power switch.
The Cobalt Digital 8310C, 8310N and 8310BNC frames can only be sold with Cobalt Digital cards.