RocketPort® EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE

This RocketPort EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE Card has eight expansion ports and is able to support multiple SMPTE products allowing for custom solutions. The RocketPort EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE offers easy driver configuration, Microsoft WHQL compliant drivers, a robust operating system and DTE/DCE option on each port.

Part Number: 31320-5

Download Specifications
    • Provides eight SMPTE 207M expansion ports
    • RocketPort EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE supports multiple Comtrol SMPTE interface products for custom solutions
    • DTE/DCE Selectable on each port
    • PCI EXPRESS bus
    • Robust operating system support
    • 8-Port SMPTE Card is Microsoft WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) compliant drivers
    • Easy driver configuration

    Flexible, reliable and high-speed multiport serial expansion

    The RocketPort EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE Card provides eight ports of in-server serial connectivity. It can be used in conjunction with the RocketPort EXPRESS SMPTE Octacable (31330-4), RocketPort EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE Interface (31325-0) or the RocketPort EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE Rackmount Interface (31315-5), providing a complete solution for all broadcast applications.

    The RocketPort SMPTE Card provides the added flexibility to set the appropriate ports with the DIP switch to DCE or DTE RS-422 serial communications. It is designed for standard and low-profile PCs and servers.

    The RocketPort EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE Card provides the equipment interface portion of an overall broadcast system, allowing interconnection of programmable and nonprogrammable control and accessory equipment. It allows rapid reconfiguration of a system utilizing up to eight pieces of equipment.

    The SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) connections comply with the ANSI/SMPTE 207M-1997 Television –Digital Control Interface – Electrical and Mechanical Characteristics Standard. The RocketPort SMPTE product family supports the SMPTE interface system used for the transfer of data and digital control signals. This system allows the connection of production, post-production and/or data transmission equipment, such as video routers, servers, tape decks, keyboards, dimmer racks, video monitors, headphones and broadcast mixing consoles.

    • RocketPort EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE Card
    • Bracket
    • Board Dimensions 4.7" x 2.6"
      11.9 x 6.6 cm
    • Product Weight 3.9 oz
      110.6 g
    Electrical Specifications
    • Current Consumption
      • +3.3VDC 700mA
    • Power Consumption 2.4 W
    • ESD Surge Protection Provides minimum of 15KV for all serial lines.
    Environmental Specifications
    • Air temperature
      • System On 0 to +60° C
      • System Off -20 to 85° C
    • Humidity (non-condensing) 5% to 95%
    • Altitude 0 to 10,000 Feet
      0 to 3,048 m
    • Heat Output 8.2 BTU/Hr
    • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 32.0 Years

    Serial Communications

    • Connector Type N/A (Requires External Interface or Cable)
    • Supported Standards SMPTE 207M
    • Baud Rate 30bps to 921.6kbps
      • Receive Buffer 512 bytes
      • Transmit Buffer 512 bytes
    • Device Driver Data Control
      • Data Bits 5, 6, 7, or 8
      • Parity odd, even, or none
      • Stop Bits 1, 1.5, or 2


    • Manufacturer's Warranty 5 Years

    Device Drivers

    Export Information
    • Packaged Shipping Weight 0.85 lbs
      0.39 kg
    • Package Dimensions 9.19" x 7.25" x 2.5"
      23.3 x 18.4 x 6.4 cm
    • UPC Code 7-56727-31320-5
    • ECCN EAR99
    • Schedule B Number 8471.80.1000
    Regulatory Approvals
    • Emissions Canadian EMC requirements
      European Standard EN55022
      FCC Part 15 Subpart B
      Class B limit
      AS/NZS CISPR 22
    • Immunity EN55024
      IEC 1000-4-2/EN61000-4-2: ESD
      IEC 1000-4-3/EN61000-4-3: RF
      IEC 1000-4-4/EN61000-4-4: Fast Transient
      IEC 1000-4-5/EN61000-4-5: Surge
      IEC 1000-4-6/EN61000-4-6: Conducted Disturbance
      IEC 1000-4-8/EN61000-4-8: Magnetic Field
      IEC 1000-4-11/EN61000-4-11: Dips and Voltage Variations
    • Safety IEC 60950/EN60950
      CSA C22.2 No. 60950/UL60950
    • Other European Standard: RoHS 2 Compliant under CE
    • Other Regulatory Approvals

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    Pre-Sales Questions

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    [email protected]

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    DocumentDescriptionDownload File
    RocketPort® EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE User GuideContains detailed installation procedures and configuration information.
    Product Support and Service Information

    Part Number: 31320-5

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    Comtrol offers a 30-Day satisfaction guarantee and a 5-year limited warranty on all RocketPort EXPRESS family products! View Warranty

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