openGear Modular

openGear is the award winning, industry standard, modular terminal gear platform and it continues to be adopted by end users across a diverse range of markets.

Cobalt Digital is proud to have been a founding partner of this customer centric, open-architecture platform, that allows users to select the best solution for their needs from multiple openGear manufacturing partners all while maintaining a standardized rack frame form-factor and software GUI.

The openGear system is based on a 2RU, 20-Slot “card cage” form that supports high-capacity redundant power supplies, dual genlock inputs and Gigabit Ethernet frame controller for use with the DashBoard remote control and monitoring software.

The frame controller resides in a dedicated 21st card slot which leaves 20 slots available and does not detract from the extreme densities that are achievable with Cobalt Digital’s award winning processing and distribution cards. All openGear processing cards (and the frame controller card as well) are hot-swappable; frame functions and other cards within the frame are not affected by the hot-swapping of any card in the frame.

  • 2RU frame houses up to 20 openGear® cards
  • Supports any mix of analog, digital, video and audio modules
  • Gigabit Ethernet-based frame controller
  • SNMP monitoring and control option
  • Multiple rear I/O modules are available for most cards
  • Removable front door for easy fan servicing
  • Frames come standard with cooling fans for cards and power supplies
  • 2 independent looping references with connection to each card slot
  • Optional redundant power supply, hot-swappable for 24/7 operation
  • Robust 360 watt power supply with integral cooling