The RACIF is a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) card that can be inserted into the expansion port on a server or a Ricochet Audio Converter (RAC). The RAC is an expansion module that can host up to 15 RACIF cards. The PCIe add-on card fits into a 2U sub rack or server and is available in two profile types; standard and low. The RACIF card supports 16 analogue input lines. RACIF cards adapt and isolate a signal, then convert it into VoIP and make the data available on an Ethernet connection.
There is a system indicator on the RACIF card bracket. Depending on the audio lines and card status, the indicator will flash red, green or orange. The card features a dry relay contact which supports normally open and normally closed looping, indicating the alarm status of an external alarm or watchdog circuitry.