open architecture terminal equipment


The story of openGear® started with a genuine desire to provide customers around the world with the most flexible and advanced terminal equipment solution ever developed. openGear® is based on the open-architecture 2RU openGear® modular frames designed by Ross Video, a leader in video switching, processing and distribution technologies. The adoption of the openGear® frame by other terminal equipment vendors provides customers with a unique opportunity to select products from a range of technology leaders without the requirement or investment in multiple frame standards. Finally, a terminal equipment solution that puts customers first! Speak to an openGear® partner now and join the openGear® revolution.

The Frame
The OG3-FR is a 2RU modular frame, designed to accommodate up to 20 openGear® cards. The 3rd generation openGear® frame, OG3-FR combines function, flexibility and power with advanced features like high powered 450 watt redundant power supplies, Gigabit Ethernet access to every card slot, and dedicated 21st and 22nd card slots for network control and internal reference distribution, and a front LCD display for easy frame, IP address and fault identification.
The OG3-FR offers the flexibility of independent rear modules for connectivity to a wide array of interfaces such as BNC, twisted-pair audio, and fiber. The independent rear modules are available in different I/O configurations for select cards, including high density split rear modules.
The OG3-FR can accommodate 2 front-loaded PS-OG3 power supplies. A single 450 watt supply can fully power a loaded frame, and the addition of a second (optional) supply gives the frame full power redundancy. Each power supply contains an independent cooling fan, status LED, and a frontmounted power switch.

DashBoard - The Control System

Dashboard LogoThe DashBoard  Network Control and Monitoring system is a free application designed for remote control & monitoring of the open architecture, openGear® platform.

Designed from the ground up with TCP/IP connectivity and based on Java, DashBoard is designed to meet the needs of the broadcast industry with the ability to add feature plug-ins allowing end-users to customize the application to meet their needs at a price that fits their budget. Plugin capabilities such as User Rights Management and DB-View allow unmatched flexibility and control to optimize broadcast equipment infrastructure based on the openGear® platform.

DashBoard is the only application that allows full and complete native control to multiple vendors. All openGear® compatible solutions from any of the openGear® partners can be controlled using DashBoard without the need to upload custom GUI’s or install propriety software. Download DashBoard here…

openGear® Connect

openGear Connect Logo The openGear® ecosystem has grown even larger with the addition of openGear® Connect. openGear® Connect opens the DashBoard control and monitoring system beyond openGear® frame based products. OpenGear® Connect is for products that for some reason don’t make sense as openGear® cards but that benefit from integration to the DashBoard control system. With openGear® connect, any equipment that has an Ethernet connection can appear in DashBoard. More info…

The Partners