For.A MFR-8000 3G/HD/SD/ASI/AES/RS422 Routing Switcher Frame (16RU)

For.A MFR-8000 3G/HD/SD/ASI/AES/RS422 Routing Switcher Frame (16RU)

For.A MFR-8000 3G/HD/SD/ASI/AES/RS422 Routing Switcher Frame (16RU)

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For.A MFR-8000 3G/HD/SD/ASI/AES/RS422 Routing Switcher Frame (16RU)

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  • 1Description

The 16RU MFR-8000 3G/HD/SD/ASI/AES/RS422 Routing Switcher Frame from For.A is a multi-format routing switcher which supports 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI and AES formats. This unit routes control signals between master units such as editing stations, and slave units such as video servers, with an added I/O card for serial control (sold separately). The MFR-8000 allows you to configure a matrix with up to 256 inputs/256 outputs. You can partition the matrix as needed for fully independent switching, V/K linking, HD/SD simultaneous and stereoscopic 3D switching, or crosspoint-compatible 4K/8K switching. This routing switcher features up to 16 inputs/16 outputs for 8K and up to 64 inputs/64 outputs for 4K.

Multi-Format Support
3G-SDI(Level A/B), HD-SDI, SD-SDI and ASI signal input/output with automatic signal type detection.
Various Audio Input and Output Support
Ready for a range of audio input/output cards. This allows for a combined audio/video router in a single unit along with A/D and D/A conversion, plus embedding and de-embedding.
Compatible Cards (sold separately):
MFR-16AESI: Input card for 16 AES/EBU stereo pairs (32 channels)
MFR-16AESO: Output card for 16 AES/EBU stereo pairs (32 channels)
MFR-16AAI: Input card support for 32 channels of analog audio
MFR-16ADI: Input card for 16 AES/EBU stereo pairs (32 channels)
MFR-16ADAO: Output card for 2 embedded audio stereo pairs, 8 AES/EBU stereo pairs (16 channels), and 8 channels of analog audio
Control Signal Input/Output Support
Routes control signals between master units (editing stations, etc.) and slave units (video servers, etc.) with an added I/O card for serial control.
Compatible Card (sold separately):
MFR-16DTIO:16-port RS-422 I/O card
Configuring Matrices (Maximum 256 Input/ 256 Output)
Each input/output board has 16 channels and up to 16 boards can be installed together. As a result, matrices of up to 256 inputs/ 256 outputs can be configured, allowing the unit to support 16 inputs/16 outputs of 8K signal and 64 inputs/64 outputs of 4K signal.
MFR Series WEB-based Control
Gives free access to MFR-8000 control settings such as system settings, input and output settings, tally settings, remote control button assignments, and crosspoint switch settings.
Direct control of main unit: the main unit has an LED display on the front. It can display settings and alarms.
Various Crosspoint Control
A variety of crosspoint control features are available in addition to normal crosspoint switching:
Salvo function
Take operation
Link function
Level operation
Chop function
Monitor out
Prevention of incorrect operation
Matrix Partition Function
One routing switcher can be virtually partitioned to build any theoretical hierarchy, creating possibilities for use in various operations:
Fully independent switching
V/Key linking switcher
3D switcher
HD/SD simul-switcher
4K/8K switcher (supporting crosspoint)
SNMP Support
Remote SNMP monitoring allows the router to be easily integrated into an SNMP monitoring system. In this way you can monitor status of various items including power source, fan and CPU units, presence/absence of signals, crosspoint errors and more.
All boards and power units can be accessed from the front without removing cables.
In the Box
For.A MFR-8000 3G/HD/SD/ASI/AES/RS422 Routing Switcher Frame (16RU)
  • AC Cord with Retaining Clip
  • Rackmount Bracket
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Video Formats 3G HD: 1080/60p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p
    HD: 1080/60i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/30p, 1080/30PsF, 1080/29.97p, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/25p, 1080/25PsF, 1080/24PsF, 1080/24p, 720/60p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
    SD: 525/60, 625/50
    Input x Output Min. 64 × 64 to Max. 256 × 256 + 4 monitoring outputs
    Can be expanded in increments of 16 channels
    Cable Equalization 3G/HD-SDI: 330' (100 m), 5C-FB or equivalent
    SD-SDI: 660' (200 m), 5C-2V or equivalent
    Monitoring Outputs 4 x BNC, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, DVB-ASI, 75 Ω (Auto reclocking not supported)
    Reference Input 2 x BNC, Loop through, BB: NTSC: 0.429 V p-p/PAL: 0.45 V p-p or Tri-level Sync: ±0.3 V p-p 75Ω, (terminate with 75 Ω terminator, when unused)
    Interfaces 2 x RJ-45, 10/100/1000 Base-T (for connecting the RU/GPI unit. Up to 128 units can be connected)
    (The second LAN port is used in the redundant CPU configuration)
    2 x RJ-45, 10/100 Base-TX, (for PC operation) (The second LAN port is used in the redundant CPU configuration)
    1 x 9-pin Sub-D male, RS-232C/RS-422 (Internal switch)
    1 x 9-pin Sub-D female, (Input: Reset /Output: Power, Fan Alarm)
    Temperature & Humidity 35 to 104°F (0 to 40°C), 30 to 85%, no condensation
    Power Two 100 - 240 VAC, ±10%, 50/60 Hz
    Consumption DI router (256 × 256): 500 VA
    SDI router (192 × 128) + Audio router (64 x 64): 660 VA
    Dimensions 18.9 x 27.5 x 15.9" (48.0 x 69.9 x 40.3 cm)
    Weight 154.3 lb (70 kg)

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