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RocketPort ® uPCI 8-Port SMPTE Rack Mount Interface

Product Discontinued

The RocketPort ® uPCI 8-Port SMPTE Rack Mount Interface is discontinued and has been replaced with the RocketPort® EXPRESS 8-Port SMPTE Rackmount Interface (31315-1). This product page is being maintained for product and support information.

The uPCI 8-Port SMPTE rack mount interface provides eight expansion ports and works with the RocketPort uPCI SMPTE Card. The RocketPort uPCI 8-Port SMPTE has a convenient rack mount design, a 13 foot cable, and rugged steel housing, offering superior protection.

Part Number: 99495-4

  • Works with RocketPort uPCI SMPTE card
  • Provides eight SMPTE 207M expansion ports
  • DB9F connectors
  • Convenient 1U rack mount design
  • Rugged steel housing
  • uPCI 8-Port SMPTE with 13 ft. cable length

Flexible, reliable and high-speed multiport serial expansion

The RocketPort uPCI 8-Port SMPTE Rackmount Interface provides eight ports of serial connectivity when used with the RocketPort uPCI 8-Port SMPTE Card (99515-9). This SMPTE interface is designed to provide SMPTE expansion ports without the clutter and hassle of fan-out cables or multiple interface connectors. It can be stacked or rack mounted, providing a streamlined installation.

The RocketPort uPCI 8-Port SMPTE Rackmount Interface 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. In addition to easy configuration, the 8-Port SMPTE Rackmount Interface supports installation up to 13 feet away from the host PC for optimum flexibility.

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. See back page for a network diagram.

  • RocketPort uPCI 8-Port SMPTE Rack Mount Interface
  • SMPTE cable - 160"
  • Screws (8)
  • Brackets (2)
  • Loopback plug
  • Number of Ports 8
  • Connector Type DB9F
  • Interface Dimensions (with mounting brackets19.0” x 1.7” x 1.7”
    48.3 x 4.3 x 4.3 cm
  • Cable Length 13' (160”)
    406.4 cm
  • Compatible With 99515-9 RocketPort uPCI SMPTE 8-Port Card
  • Product Weight 2.75 lbs
    1.25 kg
Export Information
  • Packaged Shipping Weight3.80 lbs
    1.72 kg
  • Package Dimensions 21.63" x 6.75" x 3.5"
    54.9 x 17.1 x 8.9 cm
  • UPC Code 7-56727-99495-4
  • ECCN EAR99
  • Schedule B Number 8471.80.1000
Regulatory Approvals
  • (When used with RocketPort uPCI SMPTE Card
  • Emissions Canadian EMC requirements
    European Standard EN55022
    FCC Part 15 Subpart B
    Class B limit
  • 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 Third Edition
  • Other European Standard: RoHS 2 Compliant under CE
  • Other Regulatory Approvals

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