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500FR, S501FR

Compact High Density Distribution Frame

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The Evertz 500FR Compact Distribution Frame is an ideal solution for today's vast digital video distribution requirements.

It handles the high-speed requirements of HDTV as well as Analog and SDTV signals. The frame design allows extraction of modules from the front without compromising performance even at 1.5GB/s. The 500FR Compact Distribution Frame is a 3RU frame designed to house up to 16 single slot modules.

The image above shows 3 of the S501FR standalone Compact High Density Distribution Frames mounted into the S501FR-RP Rackmount panel S501FR

  • Exponent achieves the highest density with 288 BNC outputs (per 6RU)
  • Exponent uses less power supplies thus less points of failure (per 6RU)
  • Exponent provides a direct connection to an SNMP network. Some competitive pseudo SNMP solutions require intermediate application servers or protocol translators which add latency, single point of failure issues, cost, and complexity.



AC Mains Input Auto ranging, 100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Maximum Operating Current 2.6 A (@ 120V AC), 1.4 A (@ 240V AC)
Maximum Power Consumption 200 watts
Maximum Module Load 160 watts (10 watts per slot)
Power Supply Configuration Dual, redundant, separate AC inlets
Connector IEC 60320 -1 per power supply
Fuses 4A, 250V time delay 5x20 mm.
-2 per power supply
Safety CSA Listed
Complies with CE Low voltage Directive
EMC Complies with FCC part 15, class A
Complies with EU EMC directive


Voltage 12V DC Nominal
Auto ranging, 100 to 240V AC power adapter
Power Consumption 10 watts max
Fuse Internal self resetting fuse
Connector 2.5mm DC power jack


Height 5.25" H x 19" W x 9.5" D
(133mmH x 483mmW x 368mmD)
Module Capacity 16 slots
Weight Approx 17lbs (7.7kg) with 2 power supplies, no slots occupied
Approx. 32lbs (14.5kg) with 2 power supplies all slots occupied


Dimensions 4.9"W x 1.2"H x 10.5"D
(124mm W x 30mm H x 267mm D)
Module Capacity 1 single slot
Weight 1lb (.45kg)


Safety CSA Listed (500FR)
Power adapter CSA listed (S501FR)
Complies with CE Safety Directive
EMC Complies with FCC part 15, Class A
EU EMC Directive
Signal Connections BNC Per IEC 61169-8 Annex A (10 per slot)
Status Indicators PSU status LED, Local Error/Failure LED
Tally Output Connector 4-pin terminal, relay N/O, N/C for status/fault alarm 2A, 125V DC max
Temperature 0-40°C optimal performance
0-50°C operating

Ordering Information

500FR Compact High Density Distribution Frame

Ordering Options

+5PS Redundant power supply


500PS Additional power supply for 500FR

S501FR Standalone Compact High Density Distribution Frame


VSHEG42-120300-7 Spare/additional power supply for S501FR
S501FR-RP Rackmount panel mounts three S501FR enclosures in a 1RU rack space (Includes two blank panels for unfilled slots)