openGear Frame with Cooling, Advanced Networking & SNMP

by Blackmagic Design MFG# BMD-OGX-FR-CNS-P

Blackmagic Design OG3-FR-CNS Overview


The Blackmagic Design OG3-FR-CNS-P openGear 21-Slot Frame with Fans/F-SNMP/Power combines function, flexibility, and power with advanced features like high-powered 450W redundant power supplies, Gigabit Ethernet access to every card slot, and 20 openGear card slots. It has 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 Frame 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.

This unit 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 450W supply can fully power a loaded frame, and the addition of a second (sold separately) supply gives the frame full power redundancy. Each power supply contains an independent cooling fan, status LED, and a front-mounted power switch.

This 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 cooling. 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 Frame comes standard with Ethernet connectivity for basic configuration and monitoring of openGear cards through the DashBoard control system. An advanced networking card, the MFC-8322-N (sold separately), 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. This 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.

The openGear Frame supports SNMP, offering an industry-standard interface for system wide monitoring applications. DataSafe 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.


- Robust 450W power supply with integral cooling
- Standard Ethernet connectivity
- 2 RU frame houses up to 20 openGear cards
- Supports any mix of analog, digital, video, and audio modules in the same frame
- Modular I/O panels for connector flexibility
- Removable front door for easy fan servicing
- Frames come standard with cooling
- Front LCD display for name, IP, and fault identification
- Two independent looping references with connection to each card slot