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For.A MFR-1616R Multi Format Routing Switcher

For.A MFR-1616R Multi Format Routing Switcher

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For.A MFR-1616R Multi Format Routing Switcher

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  • 16 Input/16 Output Crosspoint Switcher
  • Supports SD/HD/3G-SDI and ASI Signals
  • Automatic Signal Recognition
  • External Control via Web Browser
  • Control by FOR-A Remote Units
  • Scalable with For-A Components
  • Loop-Through Reference
  • Redundant Power Supply Option
  • Redundant CPU Option
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For.A MFR-1616R overview

  • 1Description

The MFR-1616R Multiformat Routing Switcher by For-A is a crosspoint switcher, which supports SD/HD/3G-SDI and ASI signals. The MFR-1616R comes with 16 x inputs and 16 x outputs, and is designed for small and medium-scale routing systems. It accepts multiple input formats concurrently, while switching signals from any input to any output. It automatically recognizes the input signal and configures the output port. The MFR-1616R can be controlled manually by optional FOR-A Remote Panels.

The MFR-1616R features a web based control interface for set up and control of its video routing functions via the built-in Ethernet port. The unit also supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

Incorporating a loop through reference in/out connector pair for facility timing sync, it can operate as a single unit, or it can be integrated into a larger system to fit your needs. The unit is capable of taking an optional redundant power supply, and accepting an available redundant CPU option, which allows the unit to communicate with For.A RS-RU S series remote controls.

Multi-Format Routing Switcher with Auto Signal Detection
The MFR-1616R routes SDI and ASI signals from any one of its sixteen inputs to any one of its sixteen outputs. The MFR-1616 supports and automatically recognizes multiple formats of 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SDI and ASI for input and output, limiting the need for operator intervention.
Crosspoint Switching
Multiple formats can be handled by the MFR-1616R at the same time, and then sent to multiple outputs. For example 1080/29.97p can be routed from one input to multiple outputs, while on another input 720/25p can be routed to one or more outputs. The unit can be programmed with additional switching function which can be operated by an optional remote. Some of these functions include:

  • Salvo Function - Multiple Input / Output presents can be created and saved:
    • Main Unit Storage Type - Presets can be stored on the main unit side and shared by all remotes.

    • Button Assigning Type - Presets can be programmed on connected remotes

  • Link Function:
    This can group and link multiple crosspoints.

  • Chop Function:
    Allows user to alternate between two input channels by pressing and holding one source button, and pressing and releasing another source button.

  • Crosspoint Inhibit:
    Programmable inhibits, to prevent selected inputs from feeding selected outputs. For example it can be used to prevent one broadcaster's feed from being transmitted over another broadcaster's output.

  • Monitor Out Output:
    Enables output of any output source to a dedicated monitoring channel.
Control Interface
  • Ethernet
    • Web Browser Interface: The MFR-1616R can be configured and operated from a computer via the built-in web browser connected through the RJ-45 PC-LAN port

    • SNMP: It supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) allowing the end user to monitor the unit over a computer network for conditions such as crosspoint errors, SDI signal input / output, power source, CPU, or fan status.

  • RS-232
    The unit can be controlled by an external computer or device using RS-232 control protocols via the Serial port.

  • Remote Control Units
    Optional remote control units can configure and control the MFR-1616 when connected to the MFR-LAN port.

Loss of video
Fan Failure

Note: External cable and alarm units are not included.
The unit features two AC power input plugs for AC power, one primary and one redundant power supply.
In the Box
For.A MFR-1616R Multi Format Routing Switcher
  • AC Power Cord
  • AC power Cord Retaining Clip
  • Rack Mount Bracket Set
  • Operation Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    For.A MFR-1616R specs

    Video Specification
    Video Input 16 x BNC 75 Ω

    Compliant With
    SMPTE 424M (2.97 Gbps, 2.97/1.001 Gbps)
    SMPTE 292M (1.485 Gbps, 1.485/1.001 Gbps)
    SMPTE 259M (270 Mbps)
    Video Formats 3G
    1920 x 1080p 50/59.94/60/60p

    1920 x 1080i 59.94/60
    1920 x 1080p 23.98/24/15/29.97/30
    1920 x 1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30

    720p 50/59.94/60

    Cable Equalization 5C-FB or Equivalent

    230' (70 m)

    328' (100 m)

    5C-2C or Equivalent

    656' (200 m)
    Video Output 16 x BNC 75 Ω

    Compliant With
    SMPTE 424M (2.97 Gbps, 2.97/1.001 Gbps)
    SMPTE 292M (1.485 Gbps, 1.485/1.001 Gbps)
    SMPTE 259M (270 Mbps)
    Reference Input Loop Through
    1x BNC 75 Ω

    0.429 Vp-p

    0.45 Vp-p

    Tri-level Sync
    ±0.3 Vp-p,
    Reference Output 1x BNC 75 Ω

    0.429 Vp-p

    0.45 Vp-p

    Tri-level Sync
    ±0.3 Vp-p,

    Terminate with 75 Ω Terminator, if unused.
    Interface - Connectors LAN to RU
    10/100/1000BASE-T, RJ-45 x 2 (for connecting up to 128 RU/GPI units.) (Second LAN port used in redundant CPU configuration)

    LAN to PC
    10/100BASE-TX, RJ-45 x 2 (for PC operation/Second LAN port used in redundant CPU configuration)

    RS-232C/RS-422 (Selectable by internal switches)
    1x 9-pin D-sub (Male)

    1x 9-pin D-sub
    Digital Audio As embedded within the SDI / ASI signal

    Note: No Audio Breakout Capability
    Power Supply (AC) Internal
    100 to 240 VAC, ±10% 50/60Hz
    Power Consumption 50 to 65 VA
    Temperature & Humidity Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity 10% to 90%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.9 x 3.4 x 11.8" (43.0 x 8.8 x 30.0 cm)
    Weight 13.2 lb (6 kg)

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