MegaPIT™ is a versatile system accessory for small-to-large video matrix
installations, providing two different primary purposes. As a port expander, it
connects a single serial output from a MAXPRO-Net server and provides eight
serial outputs for connection to same type field devices. As a hot changeover
device, it allows for two redundant MAXPRO-Net servers to be used so that in the
unlikely event of a server malfunction MegaPIT will automatically switch system
control to the operational server to ensure system integrity. The third purpose
is to provide Protocol translation of MAXPRO-Net sub rack data into PTZ control
data and VideoBloX matrix switching data.
MAXPRO-Net video management systems are composed of multiple field devices
such as keyboards, sub racks, PTZ domes and other high level interfaces. These
systems are typically integrated with access control, fire, building management,
intercom and perimeter protection systems to provide total situation awareness.
The high density, versatile design of MegaPIT provides eight combination RS232,
RS485 and RS422 serial output ports to ensure support of a wide variety of
In mission-critical applications it is essential that the MAXPRO-Net system
remain operational. By controlling a single video management system with two
MAXPRO-Net servers, MegaPIT enables automatic changeover of system control in
the event of scheduled maintenance downtime or the unlikely failure of a server.
MegaPIT receives “stay alive” signals from each MAXPRO-Net server to decide
which server should be controlling the system. If no response is received from a
server, MegaPIT will automatically connect the backup server to the field
MegaPIT allows configurations and upgrades to be done through a Web browser.
Using an embedded controller and flash memory, MegaPIT provides in-field
configuration using either the front panel LCD or any standard Web browser. In
addition to configuring serial communication properties (including baud rate,
parity, data bits, stop bits and IP address), the front panel LCD also displays
the current status of the controlling server.
MegaPIT is ideal for all MAXPRO-Net
video management systems and is a must for mission-critical applications such as
casinos, government facilities and correctional institutions that depend on
flexibility and reliability. MegaPIT can also be installed in existing MAX-1000