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Modular Remote I/O

Optima RIO

Flexible I/O’s For Your Network

Designed To Work With T:LAN’s

The Perfect Teammate

Optima’s RIO Remote Input And Output Modules expand the capabilities of a T:LAN.

Turn your units into a state of the art SNMP manageable network surveillance tool.

Provides modular alarm collection, flexible output control, and analog sensor measurements.

Small Footprint, Big Expansion

I/Os That Know How To Grow

Optima’s RIOs are small, modular alarm handling nodes. So you can deploy them right at the source, next to your alarms or sensors.

The RIO system keeps growing with your site requirements. RIOs can be daisy-chained, expanding the I/O capabilities as you go.

Total system capacity can go from just 32 to more than 220 contact inputs and from just 3 to more than 50 relay outputs.

Ready For Enterprises &
Service Providers

Compact. Distributed. Easy.

RIOs feature an ultra compact, distributed architecture. It allows them to mount close to the source of site alarms.

Install RIOs right next to BIX or MDF panels. Then run a single RJ45 cable connection between the T:LAN and RIO modules.

This single connection powers and links all the RIO modules. By daisy chaining, up to three RIO nodes can be added at any time to each T:LAN.

That is freedom to upgrade without disruption or downtime.

Complexity Mastered

Future Growth Potential

Not only can more nodes be added as your site requirements grow — each node can be upgraded if required.

A single RIO node either consists of just a base module alone, or a base module joined with an expansion module.

Broadcast Your Alarms

Be Heard

The Optima RIO system works with one or more SNMP managers. It simultaneously forwards alarms from any of the RIO nodes to any of the SNMP managers.

Configure each with unparalleled flexibility. This lets RIO adapt to any surveillance network architecture.

Forward individual alarms and control functions to specific SNMP stations.

The granularity of the parameter settings allows even the most complex configurations.

Right There Or From Far Away

Stand-Alone Local Visibility

Even when the site is cut-off or the network is down, you can still work with RIOs. Monitor the status of a site directly through the Optima T:LAN.

Access all of RIO’s monitoring and control functions through the RCC application.

Log in via RCC, TELNET or even more basic, the local Craft interface. The front panel status LEDs of the T:LAN and RIO nodes provide immediate on-site status readouts.

RIO Features

  • 16 to 64 Discrete Alarm Inputs
  • 8 or 16 Solid State Relay Outputs
  • 8 Differential Analog Inputs
  • 2 Current Loop Inputs
  • 4 Serial Ports
  • 2 OneWire Buses
  • Base Only, Or Base + Expansion
  • Up to 3 Daisy-Chained RIO Nodes
    (In addition to RIO Node 0 in T:LAN)
  • VT100, Telnet, SNMP Manageable
  • Low Power, Compact Design

RIO Configurations

Inputs Relays
1608R8S4 none 16 8
1608R8S4 4802E 64 8
1608R8S4 4002R8E 56 16


Technical Specifications

Width 20.32cm (8.00″)
Height 2.54cm (1.00″)
Depth 6.99cm (2.75″)
Weight ~550g
Mounting Rack mounting: 1U. Two units can be installed side-by-side using an optional bracket for standard 19″ rack installations. Also supports tabletop, shelf and wall mounting.
Input 5VDC, max. 300mA
No separate power supply required as RIO modules are powered from Optima T:LAN unit.
Less than 1.5 Watts
Connector Power fed to module through the datacom RJ45 jack.
Temperature 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Humidity Up to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Data Connection
Connector Dual RJ45, shielded
Type Optima proprietary: communication with the first RIO Base module is through the T:LAN Expansion Port. Additional RIO Base modules are daisy chained from the first via their dual RJ45 interface jacks. RIO Expansion modules connect to RIO Base modules via an inter-module base expansion header.
Distance Up to 10m (30′)
Cabling UTP, Category 5 (wired EIA568B standard straight-through)
Contact Inputs
Inputs 16 (56 with 4002R8E or 64 with 4802E expansion module) ground referenced, triggered by switching to ground or applying a negative voltage.
Up to -60VDC
Wiring One contact per pair
Analog Inputs
Inputs 8 differential
-104VDC to +104VDC (ground referenced)
Resolution 50µVDC
25-pair Telco Connector (female)
Cabling UTP, Category 3 or better recommended
Relay Outputs
Outputs 8 (16 with 4002R8E expansion module)
Type Form A
Up to 60VAC or 60VDC
Switching 500mA max., 30W (Resistive Load only)
Wiring One relay output per pair
Serial Interfaces
Ports 4
Type Software selectable RS232, RS422/RS485 (Half/Full Duplex)
Settings 300 to 19.2kBaud, 7/8 data bits, 1/2 stop bits, no/odd/even parity, flow control (RTS/CTS in RS232 mode only)
Applications Telnet, SDCoIP, TBOS
One-Wire Interfaces
Ports 2
Type 1-Wire (Data + Power)
Applications Remote Temperature Sensors, Humidity Sensors, Air Flow Sensors
Temperature Sensor
Range  -55°C to +100°C
Resolution  0.0625°C
LED Power/Error/Activity
Connectors 2 25-pair Telco Connectors (female)
Cabling UTP, Category 3 or better recommended
Protocols VT-100, TELNET and SNMP through Optima T:LAN unit

Ordering / Documentation

Part Numbers
1004-A010005B  Optima RIO1608R8S4 Base Module **
1004-A010004A  Optima RIO4802E Expansion Module **
1004-A010001A  Optima RIO4002R8E Expansion Module **
2000-K010002B   19″ Rackmount Kit
2000-H040005A  Alarm I/O Cable RIO 25ft/7.62m *
2000-H040015A  Alarm I/O Cable RIO 50ft/15.24m *
* two required per RIO Module
** EOL Not recommended for new deployments. RIO xR3 Model 100 units may be used instead of RIO1608R8S4 or RIO4802 models on T:LANs equipped with MODBUS interfaces. Consult factory for availability. RIO xR3 units are not a direct (drop-in) replacement.

Specifications subject to change without prior written notice. All referenced trade names are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.