FP.IT-08 Field Processor

Power supply requirements

An external power supply is required and ships with the FP:

  • 5 VDC – 28 VDC (rated for extended temperature range)
  • Power consumption 4.5W (idle), 6W (loaded)

Important: Transmax recommends that external power supply and serial port protection be used to avoid damage caused by transient electrical spikes. Please contact Transmax for options.

Physical specifications

  • Dimensions: 200 mm W x 74 mm D x 120 mm H
  • Weight 1.75kg
  • Flexible mounting options include:
    • DIN mounting bracket
    • flange mounting.

Technical specifications

  • DM&P Vortex86DX 600MHz to 1GHz
  • 128MB DDR2-800 SDRAM
  • L1 cache: 16K-I, 16K-D
  • L2 cache: 128K
  • Fanless operation
  • Sealed case (IP Rating – IP51)


  • 1 x RS232 console
  • 1 x RS232 site identifier interface
  • 8 x RS232/422 ports with software-controlled terminations
  • 2 x USB 2.0 (full-speed)
  • 2 x 10/100Mbps ethernet
  • 2 x Compact flash interface
  • 2 x watchdog timer (30.5us to 512s timeout)
  • 1 x battery backed real-time clock

Operational specifications

  • Operating temperature -40°C to +75°C
  • Ingress Protection: IP51
  • Mean time between failures (MTBF) is approximately 100,000 hours

Management and communications

  • Secure network connection to host via TCP/IP or PPP
  • Gateway to other network devices including field processors via secure TCP/IP or PPP
  • Local serial console maintenance port
  • Secure Remote Management

Supported field devices

  • Variable Speed Limit Sign (VSL)
  • Variable Message Sign (VMS)
  • Ramp Signal Controller (RSC)
  • Changeable Message Sign (CMS)
  • Intelligent Vehicle Detector
  • Lane Use Management Devices
  • Intersection Controller

For a more complete list, including specific supplier supported devices, please contact Transmax on 07 3355 8700 or see our supported devices and interfaces brochure.

Standard package contents

  • Field Processor
  • DIN rail-mounted bracket
  • Serial site identifier
  • External power supply
  • 240V AC mains supply power cable (AS/NZS 3112 10A 3 pin plug, flat earth)
  • DC supply power cable
  • Cat 5E ethernet cable RJ45/RJ45

DIO support

Onboard Digital IO (DIO) support is not available on the FP.IT-08 Field Processor. The site identifier supports Door Open DIO signalling and Temperature Sensor. For other DIO requirements, Transmax recommends an external PLC be used. Please contact Transmax for further details.

STREAMS support

Supported in STREAMS versions:

  • v2010.1 and onwards


1 year (return to base). Optional extended warranty periods of 1, 2, 3, or 4 years are also available on request.

For a more complete list, including specific supplier supported devices, please contact Transmax on 07 3355 8700 or see our  supported devices and interfaces brochure

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