MCN Hardware Modules


MCN Network Interfaces

Use these to connect PCs and Consoles to an MCN system
  • MCN HIB232 Network Interface

    HIB-232

    The HIB-232 module connects a PC running MCNRCD software to an MCN system. It can be used for local or remote dial-up PCs. When installed to connect a remote dial-up PC, it extends the status indications (Vote, Receive, Disable, Fail, Alarm, etc.) and switches from comparator interface modules such as CIBs and AIBs over the network to the remote display position. It can also be used to display and control other I/O devices using CIB and IOB modules.

    Data Sheet

  • MCN HIB-IP Network Interface

    HIB-IP

    The HIB-IP module connects a PC running the MCNRCD software to an MCN system over an IP network. It extends the status indications (Vote, Receive, Disable, Fail, Alarm, etc.) and switches from comparator interface modules such as CIBs and AIBs over the IP (LAN or WAN) network to the remote display position. It can also be used to display and control other I/O devices using CIB and IOB modules.

    Data Sheet

  • MCN PCLTA Network Interface

    HIB-IP 8002

    The HIB-IP 8002 Network Interface Module connects a PC running the MCNRCD software to a remote MCN network over an IP network. It is compatible with Motorola Solutions, Inc. Astro 25 Radio Network Infrastructure (A7.13 and up). It brings the status indications for the devices connected to the MCN I/O modules back to the PC over an IP (LAN or WAN) network. It also allows the operator to control the I/O modules.

    Data Sheet

  • MCN IIB Network Interface

    IIB

    The IIB Input/Output Interface Module connects a parallel operator display device (such as a console) to the MCN Network. It allows the console operator to Force-Vote and Disable receivers. The IIB is used with AIB ASTRO-TAC™ Comparator Interface Module to provide voting status indications (Vote, Receive, Disable, and Fail) to a console. The IIB can also be used with CIB Comparator Interface Module to extend the comparator display and control for other comparators (Digitac, Spectra-TAC, TAC, and EGE).

    Data Sheet


MCN Comparator Interfaces

Use these to connect Comparators to an MCN system
  • MCN AIB Astrotac Comparator Interface

    AIB

    The AIB ASTRO-TAC Interface Module provides status indications (Vote, Receive, Disable & Fail) from a Motorola ASTRO-TAC comparator to remote PCs or consoles. It allows users to Forece-vote and Disable receivers on the comparator.

    The AIB is compatible with:

    • Motorola ASTRO-TAC Comparators with firmware 1.7 or higher
    • Motorola ASTRO-TAC 3000 Comparators

    Data Sheet

  • MCN CIB General Purpose Comparator Interface

    CIB

    The CIB Comparator Interface Module connects a voting system comparator to the MCN Network. It extends the comparator lights and switches over the network to a remote display position (either a PC or a console display).

    The CIB Comparator Interface Module is compatible with:

    • Conventional Systems
    • Trunking Systems
    • Motorola Digitac, Spectra-TAC, and TAC Comparators
    • JPS SNV-12 Voters
    • M/A-Com / Ericsson / G.E. Voters
    • Doug Hall Electronics 4RV/2 Voters

    Data Sheet


MCN System Extenders

Use these to extend an MCN system across wide area networks
  • MCN AIB Astrotac Comparator Interface

    EXB-IP

    The EXB-IP System Extender Modules are used to connect multiple MCN networks together over an IP network, extending the length of an MCN network beyond 4000 feet. The EXB-IP System Extender Modules allow the control of multiple remote comparators from a central site, simultaneously monitoring and controlling Master and Slave comparators in wide-area voting systems. The EXB-IP System Extender Modules use any 10Base-T copper-based Ethernet channel. The EXB-IP utilizes the IP protocol over Ethernet media and can coexist on a wide-area IP network with other IP devices such as workstations, servers, and IP routers. Additionally, they can exist on dedicated Ethernet IP networks, where the only devices on the network are EXB-IPs and (optionally) physical layer hubs.

    Data Sheet

  • MCN CIB General Purpose Comparator Interface

    EXB-232

    The EXB-232 System Extender Modules are used in pairs to connect two MCN networks together over asynchronous serial channels, extending the length of an MCN network beyond 4000 feet. The EXB-232AY System Extender Modules allow the control of multiple remote comparators from a central site, simultaneously monitoring and controlling Master and Slave comparators in wide-area voting systems. Multiple pairs of EXB-AY modules can connect multiple MCN networks in real time, spanning distances from a mile to worldwide. Data transfer between distant networks is "live", delayed only by the transit time through the EXB modules and the data rate across the link. The EXB-232 System Extender Modules can utilize microwave channels, digital channel banks, or T1/E1 digital phone lines.

    Data Sheet


MCN I/O Interfaces

Use these to connect peripheral I/O's to an MCN system
  • MCN AIB Astrotac Comparator Interface

    GPIO

    General Purpose Input/Output Modules are available with combinations for opto-isolated inputs, SSR (Solid-State Relay) outputs, or mechanical relay outputs. They can be used to monitor and control a wide range of devices at remote sites, including:

    • Generators
    • Door sensors & intrusion alarms
    • Door locks & gate controls
    • Power fail sensors
    • Temperature alarms
    • Microwave/T1 link status
    • Tower lights

    Data Sheet

  • MCN CIB General Purpose Comparator Interface

    GPIO-CVT

    The GPIO-CVT Module is a special version of the GPIO-1212A module. It converts 12 inputs to 12 outputs. It may be used for buffering signals, level translation, and/or logic inversion. It can also be used to convert N.C. circuits to N.O. circuits, and N.O. circuits to N.C. circuits.

    Data Sheet

  • MCN AIB Astrotac Comparator Interface

    IOB

    The IOB Input/Output Interface Module connects I/O devices (such as relays) to the MCN network. The IOB is used with an MCN Network Interface to create an I/O control system. This module interfaces directly with the RYB-8 Relay Board to provide hi-reliability sealed relay contacts for audio switching. See below for details.

    Data Sheet

  • RYB-8 Relay Board

    The RYB-8 has the following features:

    • 8 DPDT hi-reliability sealed relays (configured to switch circuit pairs), rated for low-level (dry circuit) audio circuits, up to 2A
    • Selectable 600 Ohm terminations for the Normally Open, Normally Closed, or Common circuits
    • LEDs to indicate energized relays
    • Control Connector (relay coil inputs) is pin-compatible with the IOB Module above
    • Jumpers to control adjacent relays with a single input

    Data Sheet

  • Rack Mount Panel for RYB-8

    This EIA 19" rack-mount panel has spaces to mount four RYB-8 Relay Boards on one side, and a Hot-Standby Power Supply kit on the other. This panel requires 6 RU (10.5") of rack space.

    Data Sheet

  • Relay Power Supply

    The Relay Power Supply provides 12Vdc to power the relay coils of the RYB-8 Relay Board. The input voltage to the Relay Power Supply can vary between 100 and 240 Vac.

    Data Sheet

  • Relay Power Distribution Board

    The Relay Power Distribution Board provides distribution and monitoring for dual redundant power supplies in systems where a power supply failure cannot be tolerated. The outputs from redundant power supplies are independently connected to inputs on the Relay Power Distribution Board. Each supply input on this board is separately fused, and has LEDs to indicate their status.

    Data Sheet