Fiber Media Converters for Ethernet-Based GE PACSystems & Genius-Based GE 90-70 Control Systems

gePhoenix Digital's plug-and-play communication modules provide multi-fault tolerant, redundant Genius communication for GE’s legacy 90-70 Series Control System for I/O and peer-to-peer edge field devices.

Additionally, Ethernet is supported by the OCR communication module for GE's PACSystems.

Available as in-chassis modules, PDC fiber media converters work with Series 90-70, redundant processor/instrument/relay configurations. Our modules also support current high availability GE PACSystems without configuration or modification.

Easy to install, quick to repair, and completely secure, the PDC fiber media converter is designed for mission critical DCS and Discrete I/O and peer-to-peer applications that require superior uptime and easy deployment and maintenance.  Our network sets up in minutes with 1 dip switch and has no software programming or system configuration. The system will auto recognize each fiber optic network switch as it is added to or removed from the system network. 

The PDC system does not require any software updates, security patches, driver updates or memory flash configurations, ever.

The network, which utilizes our packet encapsulation technology and dual ring deployment, has 0-sec network convergence time on channel failure. Upon power loss, the PDC system will recover to a stable, operational state in less than 10 seconds regardless of unit count on the network or I/O devices connected.

Phoenix Digital fiber optic modules can be configured in any popular I/O and peer-to-peer network topology (ring, bus, star, tree, point-to-point, etc.) to provide outstanding communication distances:

  • Beyond 6 miles (10 kilometers) between modules using multimode fiber optic cable
  • Over 60 miles (96 kilometers) with single-mode fiber cable

Other capabilities of our fiber optic network switch include:

Our expert knowledge of GE 90-70 and GE PACSystems networking ensures you’ll get a multi-fault tolerant redundant system that meets your most challenging communication needs. Contact us today for the assistance you need.

Related Literature

GE Brochure

OCR-ETF Installation Manual

Other Manuals