Mainframe Accessories

Rackmount Kits for "A-Sized" Mainframes

The Model RMK-10KU Rackmount Kit lets you install any "10KU" mainframe in a standard 19" instrument rack, while the Model RMK-10K4T Rackmount Kit lets you install any "10K4T" mainframe.  Height of the RMK-10KU or RMK-10K4T panel is 5.22 inches (13.26 cm).

Expander Rack for 10KN6 Mainframes

Up to three Model 10KN0 A-Card Expander Racks may be added to an existing Model 10KN6 mainframe.  One or two Expander Racks may be added to an existing Model 10KN6-2, while one (only) may be added to an existing Model 10KN6-3.  Each rack integrates with the existing mainframe to provide plug-in slots for up to 24 additional System 10 "A Cards."  The mainframe must be returned to the factory for installation of one or more 10KN0's.

VGA Retrofit Kits for Older "B-Sized" Mainframes

The Model 10VRK6 VGA Retrofit Kit lets you upgrade an older Model 10K3(A) or 10K6(A) Mainframe to full VGA video capabilities.  The Model 10VRK6E is to be used for a 10K3(A) or 10K6(A) mainframe that has the Extended "B-Card" Rack ("E") Option.

Each field-installable kit consists of the Model 10BVS98 VGA Video Signal Card and appropriate video backplane.  Upgrade to VGA capability may require a special jumper wire on the Video Text Card as well (contact the factory for complete instructions).  It will also require new cables (supplied by the user of ordered separately from Daytronic).

Extended Keyboards

These sturdy plug-in keyboards are used for rapid manual entry of standard System 10 mnemonic commands for both setup and "run-time" operations.  They are also required in the composition and editing of large-scale video pages for "B-sized" mainframes.  Keyboard dimensions are shown below.

Each keyboard comes with an attached cord of approximately four feet at full extension.  The free terminal of the cord locks securely into the mainframe's KEYBOARD CONNECTOR, which is located either on the front or the rear of the mainframe.  The keyboard has fold-up 1" tilt legs in the rear.

Extended
Keyboard Model

Supplied with
(Mainframes)

Optional with
(Mainframes)

10P80A
(no billboard
display)

10K2D,
 10K4T-DA,
All "B-sized"

10KU-KD,
10K4T-KD

10P80D
(with billboard
display)

10KU, 10K1C,
10K4TA

The Model 10P80A Extended Keyboard is supplied with the Models 10K2D and 10K4T-DA, and with all "B-sized" mainframes.  It may be purchased separately as an option for the Models 10KU-KD and 10K4T-KD, which have their own front-panel keypad and two-line LCD "billboard" display.

The Model 10P80D Extended Keyboard is recommended for use with those "A-sized" mainframes that do not have their own internal data display, either "billboard" or multichannel (the Models 10KU, 10K1C, and 10K4TA), as an alternative to the Model 10VFD-R Display Option; it cannot be used with a "B-sized" mainframe.  It is identical to the 10P80A, except that it incorporates LCD display and keypad features of the "KD" mainframe models (10KU-KD, 10K4T-KD).  It thus not only furnishes a "billboard" for observation of command entries, system interrogation responses, and standard system prompting messages, but is also capable of stepping the operator through channel, logic, and port configuration sequences, for rapid review and alteration of system setup values.

Operator's Keyboards

You can use these handheld membrane keyboards to perform a limited number of important System 10 "run-time" operations, including selecting VFD or large-scale ("CRT") video pages*, clearing the system LCD or CRT "billboard"*, interrogating the system for individual channel and bit values, and setting system logic bits.

Both keyboards can also be programmed to issue up to five prespecified system "mnemonics" to the mainframe, via the Function key followed by a number key from 0 through 4.  This function considerably extends the utility of the Operator's Keyboard, which can now serve to enter selected commands for numerical (nonliteral) setup, for system interrogation, and for the performance of normal "run-time" operations.  A four-foot cord is supplied for each keyboard.  Keyboard dimensions are shown below.

Operator's
Keyboard Model

Supplied with
(Mainframes)

Optional with
(Mainframes)

10P25A
(no billboard
display)

10KU-KD,
10K2D,
10K4T-KD,
10K4T-DA,
All "B-sized"

10P25D
(with billboard
display)

10KU, 10K1C,
10K4TA

The Model 10P25A Operator's Keyboard is intended primarily for use with a "B-sized" mainframe, an "A-sized" "KD" mainframe (10KU-KD or 10K4T-KD), or an "A-sized" mainframe that has local multichannel display (10K2D or 10K4T-DA), as an alternative to the Model 10P80A Extended Keyboard.

With a two-line LCD "billboard" for display of command entries, system interrogation responses, and standard system prompting messages, the Model 10P25D Operator's Keyboard is recommended for use with those "A-sized" mainframes that do not have their own internal data display, either "billboard" or multichannel (the Models 10KU, 10K1C, and 10K4TA), as an alternative to an optional Model 10P80D Extended Keyboard or the Model 10VFD-R Display Option; it cannot be used with a "B-sized" mainframe.

* Model 10P25A only.

Multichannel VFD Display Options

VFD Display
Option Model

Applies to
(Mainframe(s))

Provides

10VFD-R

10KU, 10K1C,
10K4TA

Remote multichannel VFD display,
extended keyboard

10VFD

10K1C

Front-panel multichannel VFD display,
extended keyboard

10VFD-2

10K4TA

Front-panel multichannel VFD display,
extended keyboard 

The Model 10VFD-R Remote Display Option can provide a Model 10KU, 10K1C, or 10K4TA with a formattable 8-line VACUUM FLUORESCENT (VFD) data display (140 x 35 mm) at a distance of up to 25 feet from the mainframe.  This option includes the Model 10P80A Extended Keyboard, which is required for the setup of multichannel video "pages."  The mainframe must be returned to the factory for 10VFD-R installation.

With standard system "billboard," the display produced by a 10VFD-R is identical to that provided by the Models 10K2D and 10K4T-DA.  Thus, up to 40 VFD video pages can be created and stored, each dedicated to up to twelve user-specified data channels, plus system time and date.  Per-channel LIMIT-STATUS INDICATION is provided by an ARROW following the data reading.  The arrow points UP for a "HI LIMIT" violation, DOWN for a "LOW LIMIT" violation, and LEFT for an "OK" (no violation) value.  A four-character unit legend for each channel's "live" reading can be entered.  A simple PAGE (PAG) command calls individual pages to display.

The Model 10VFD Front Panel Display Option replaces the front bezel of an existing Model 10K1C mainframe to give it the local 8-line, 12-channel VFD display of a Model 10K2D, while the Model 10VFD-2 Front Panel Display Option does the same thing for an existing Model 10K4TA mainframe.  The 10VFD or 10VFD-2 includes the Model 10P80A Extended Keyboard, which is required for the setup of multichannel video "pages."  The mainframe must be returned to the factory for 10VFD or 10VFD-2 installation.

Front-Panel Keypad Options

Display
Option Model

Applies to
(Mainframe)

Provides

10DISU

10KU

Front-panel billboard display and keypad

10DIS4T

10K4TA

Front-panel billboard display and keypad

The Model 10DISU Display Option replaces the front bezel of an existing Model 10KU mainframe to give it both the 2-line LCD "billboard" display and the front-panel operator's keypad of a Model 10KU-KD.  Similarly, the Model 10DIS4T gives the Model 10K4TA the front-panel billboard/keypad of a Model 10K4T-KD.

In each case, the "billboard" is for display of command entries, system interrogation responses (including individual channels and bits), and standard system prompting messages.

 
 
 

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