SDI, IP or Hybrid
The oGx platform has been designed to meet the demands of today’s complex IP and hybrid infrastructures. With lots of power and cooling, and careful consideration to shielding, the most complex processing can be achieved, supporting evolving IP and UHD applications.
Superior flexibility, power and control is unleashed in the 4th generation of the openGear® platform, oGx. Built for today’s baseband, hybrid and IP facilities it is the broadcast world’s first and only open-hardware platform, and your platform of choice for your broadcast infrastructure needs.
Smart Modular Design
oGx offers the flexibility of independent rear modules for connectivity to a wide array of interfaces such as BNC, twisted-pair audio, and fiber, supporting analog to UHD and IP. The independent rear modules are available in different I/O configurations for select cards, including high density split rear modules allowing up to 20 independent openGear® cards in the oGx frame. Each frame also includes dual reference inputs.
Smart Front Panel
Know the status of your frame at a glance. Integrated LCD display provides frame name, IP address and reports any alarms. Customize the look of your installation with the bold, programmable RGB LED bar, which also doubles as not-to-be-missed alarm indicator.
oGx accommodates 2 front-loaded, hot-swappable power supplies. The split outside location of the power supplies makes installation a breeze when utilizing an alternate phase power source. A single 600 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 front mounted power switch.
A rich set of control interfaces are included in every oGx Frame. Ethernet connectivity allows DashBoard control of openGear cards in the frame. DashBoard provides full setup, real-time control and monitoring, plus provides tools for creating customized workflow through CustomPanels. With the optional Advanced Networking controller, DataSafe will automatically backup card settings and restore them if the module is swapped. Optional SNMP support allows control and monitoring from third-party control solutions.
oGx was built from the ground up for reliability. Decades of engineering and broadcast experience have been poured into every detail to ensure oGx is up to the demand task of 24/7 operation. The system includes integrated smart cooling with redundant cooling for the power supplies and an easy-to-clean air filter. The frame features a passive backplane, so that every active component in the system can be hot-swapped from the front. oGx also supports hot-swappable redundant power supplies for maximum protection.
OG3-FR-C openGear® 3.0 Frame with Cooling
OG3-FR-CN openGear® 3.0 Frame with Cooling and Advanced GigE Network Control
OG3-FR-CNS openGear® 3.0 Frame with Cooling, Advanced GigE Network Control and SNMP
Superior flexibility, power and control from the 3rd generation of the openGear® platform. The broadcast world’s first and only open-hardware platform, and your platform of choice for your broadcast infrastructure needs.
openGear® 3.0 is the evolution of the industry’s first and only open hardware and software platform. The next 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, 20 openGear® card slots, 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.
Modular Frame Architecture
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 allowing up to 20 independent openGear® cards in the OG3 frame.
Robust Power Supplies
The OG3-FR can accommodate 2 front-loaded PS-OG3 power supplies. The split outside location of the power supplies makes installation a breeze when utilizing an alternate phase power source. 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.
The OG3-FR frame has been designed with an advanced cooling architecture with increased ventilation. Front door mounted cooling fans provide forced air cooling to all cards with front to back airflow. An intelligent fan controller adjusts fan speed with changes in power supply loading and temperature. The front door assembly can be removed without tools for quick and easy maintenance.
The OG3-FR comes standard with Ethernet connectivity for basic configuration and monitoring of openGear® cards through the DashBoard control system. An optional advanced networking card, the MFC-8322-N, adds an on-board Gigabit Ethernet switch, with GigE access to each of the 20 processing card slots. The advanced networking control also allows multiple DashBoard connections and adds advanced features such as DataSafe and optional SNMP.
The openGear® 3.0 frame offers optional gigabit Ethernet to every slot within the OG3-FR chassis, enhancing communication speed, and connection options to all openGear® cards. The openGear® 3.0 frame provides more communication options and flexibility to openGear® card manufacturers; ultimately enhancing the openGear® platform and experience. The 21-port Ethernet switch, built in to the frame’s network control card, future-proofs the openGear® 3.0 platform for users and openGear® partners for years to come. Gigabit Ethernet is only available with the Advanced Network Control option.
openGear® supports SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) offering an industry standard interface for system wide monitoring applications.
SNMP is loaded direct to the frame eliminating the need for any external gateways and runs on a separate software port allowing for simultaneous control from both DashBoard and SNMP clients. This is useful in applications where system wide monitoring is performed using SNMP and real-time control is performed using DashBoard.
DataSafe dramatically reduces downtime when failed modules are swapped out. All module parameters are stored on the local frame network card and automatically restored when a hot-swap is performed. With some cards reaching well over 100 parameters, including audio channel delays and video proc level, DataSafe ensures a proper reconfiguration of replacement cards without the hassle of trying to remember previous settings.
DataSafe can be enabled or disabled on a per slot basis through the frame’s network controller card. DataSafe’s intelligent design will only restore parameters when it detects a compatible replacement product. DataSafe is only available with the advanced networking control option.