Galaxy Express - Platform and Hardware Overview

The Galaxy Express is a hardware platform that is part of the E-MetroTel overall Galaxy portfolio.  Galaxy Express is built around adaptability and flexibility for your branch office locations. As your offices grow the need for easy expansion that doesn't interrupt your business is important. Galaxy Express is designed for just this purpose. 

Galaxy Express is a dual slot expansion module that allows for the expansion and addition of Digital Stations, Analog Stations, and PRI trunking.

Galaxy Express Chassis

The Galaxy Express Is a small, standalone desktopp or wall mounted chassis measuring 7.9375 x 5.875 x 1.75 inches (LxWxH) or 202 x 149 x 44 cm.

Front View:

GExpressChassisFront.jpg

Rear View:

GExpressChassisRear.jpg

There are a total of 2 slots to support interface cards that can provide flexible telephony interfaces to UCx software running on any of the E MetroTel supported server platforms.  The telephony cards operate independently of each other and can communicate with a common UCx server, or, even different UCx servers. Note that the Eth1 interface providesan ethernet connection to card slot 1 and Eth2 provides an ethernet connection for card slot 2.

The ordering code for the base chassis is as follows:
 

Ordering Code

Description

chassis part #

description
Includes Base Chassis, External Power Supply

Optional Telephony Interface Cards

The following cards are available for the Galaxy Express chassis:

Code

Description

 

 

DSM Card

Galaxy Expand DSM16 Card
 

PRI Card

Galaxy Expand PRI Card
  FXS16 Card Galaxy Expand 8 Port FXS Card

​DSM16 Card

The DSM16 Digital Line Card supports E-MetroTel digital phones as well as Nortel/Avaya T and M series sets for Norstar/BCM migration as well as Meridian digital sets. 

Front Panel

Galaxy Expand DSM16 Front Panel4

Interface 

Description

Amphenol

 

Connection to Digital Telephone Sets
Default IP Address: DHCP 
Type: RJ-21

Indicator

 
PWR Green: Indicates card has power from backplane.
RUN
 
Green: Indicates the card processes are running.
Red:     Indicates an operational failure

PRI Card

The PRI card provides a standard high speed (T1, or 1.544 Mb/s) interface for 23 voice channels.

Front Panel

Galaxy Expand PRI Card

Interface 

Description

USB
 
Not used in Galaxy Express configurations
Type: USB 2.0 A 
HDMI

 

Provide access to the processor video feed for creating a headed system  for troubleshooting.
Type:  HDMI Type C
ETH

 

Not used in Galaxy Express configurations
Default IP Address: 192.168.1.175
Type: RJ-45

Note: When using default UCx IP addressing this card will be on the 192.168.100.xxx subnet from the backplane

Buttons

Description

RST Reset the card and restart the UXc software.

Interface 

Description

RUN Slow Blink (Green 2s and Flash 0.1s) Indicates the card software is running normally
Fast Blink (Green 0.5s and Flash 0.5s) indicates abnormal situation
No Blink: Dahdi Error
PWR
 
Green: indicates that the card is receiving power from the Galaxy Express chassis

FXS16 Card

 The FXS16 Card provides standard connection via an amphenol interface to analog telephones or similar devices.

Front Panel

Galaxy FXS8 Card

 

Interface 

Description

Amphenol

 

Connection to Analog Telephone Sets

Default IP Address: DHCP 

Type: RJ-21

Indicator

Description

PWR:
RUN:
GREEN: Indicates the card processes are running.
Red:     Indicates an operational failure
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