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VistaLINK® Frame Controller

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The 7800FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller card provides a single point of access to communicate with VistaLINK®-capable modules. The 7800FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller provides a 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-TX Ethernet port and communication is facilitated using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

The 7800FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller handles all SNMP communications between the frame (7800FR) and the network manager (NMS), and serves as a gateway to individual cards in the frame. The 7800FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller also provides an RS-232 serial port interface for customer configurations.


  • Complies with IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-TX Ethernet standards
  • 1000MB/s Gigabit Ethernet, 100MB/s Fast Ethernet or 10MB/s Ethernet data transfer, selected by auto negotiation
  • Full-duplex or half-duplex operation, selected by auto-negotiation
  • RJ-45 connector for network cable connection
  • RS-232 serial control port for configuration
  • Card edge LEDs indicate module fault, microprocessor state, activity and link status
  • Rear panel LEDs indicate Ethernet link, activity and speed
  • Supports "ftp" upgrades for frame-wide firmware upgrades (product specific)
  • Includes VistaLINK® PRO (VLPRO-C) module software configuration tool
  • Provides frame/chassis status information through VistaLINK® including power supply status, frame status, card insertion/removal counters, 7800FC software version number and LED control
  • Provides an onboard web interface to directly control supported modules



Network Type IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)
IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX)
IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-TX)
Connector RJ-45

Serial I/O

Standard RS-232
Connector Female DB-9
Baud Rate 115,200
Format 8 bits, no parity, 2 stop bits, no flow control


Voltage +12V DC
Power 8 watts
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC Part 15, Class A
EU EMC directive


Number of Slots 1 (Must be in slot 1 of frame)

Ordering Information

7800FC VistaLINK® Frame Controller

Ordering Options

Notes Rear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
Rear Plate Suffix
+3RU 3RU rear plate for use with 350FR, 7700FR-C, 7800FR or 7800FR-QT Multiframes


350FR Portable Multiframe which holds 7 single slot modules
7700FR-C 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR-QT 3RU Quiet Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules