3G/HD/SD/ASI/AES Routing Switcher
MFR-3232RPS / 3216RPS / 1616 / 1616R / 1616A

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Multi-format routing switchers that support 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI, and AES signals. FOR-A features five models, each with a different number of inputs and outputs. Optimal for small- and medium-scale systems and despite their compact cabinet size, these models inherit various, proven MFR-5000 Series functions such as the interface function for multi-link synced operation and tally and automatic source name tracking connections with peripheral devices (video switchers and multi-viewers).


5 models to choose from in accordance with the number of inputs and outputs

    FOR-A offers five models to choose from that allow you to accommodate your system input/output requirements, scale and applications.

    SDI, ASI supporting model
    AES supporting model
    Product MFR-3232RPS MFR-3216RPS MFR-1616R MFR-1616 MFR-1616A
    Input 32 32 16 16 16
    Output 32 16 16 16 16
    Size 2 U 2 U 2 U 1 U 1 U
    Redundant AC Option Option Option Option *1
    Redundant CPU Option Option Option
    Hot-swap AC supply Supported
    (Option required)
    (Option required)

1: One AC power supply inlet is provided (internal wiring)

Multi-format support

    3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI and ASI input and output support provide automatic signal recognition, allowing you to perform your operation irregardless of the signal type. AES signal supporting model MFR-1616A is also provided.

Aside from ordinary crosspoint switching, supports various crosspoint control formats/functions

  • Salvo function: Button assigning type, Main unit storage type
  • Take operation: Mode-switching Take button, Always Take button
  • Link function
  • Level operation
  • Chop function
  • Incorrect operation deterrence:
     Inhibition: Crosspoint, Source, Destination
     Lock: Lock Other, Lock All, Lock Local

All models come equipped with a built-in Web server, enabling external control via browser.

System construction with FOR-A video switchers and multi-viewers

System proposals that include FOR-A video switchers and multi-viewers and third-party manufacturer products (protocols: TSL, HARRIS).

SNMP remote monitoring support

All models support SNMP remote monitoring, for integration into an SNMP monitoring system. You can monitor various function states such as crosspoint errors, presence of SDI signal input/output, as well as power source, fan and CPU states.

4K Capablity (SDI, ASI supporting model)

Capable of 4K signal switching with four 3G-SDI inputs

Various integrated redundancy technologies and functions enhance core routing switcher capability.

  • Redundant CPU board MFR-SRCPU (option): A secondary CPU board constantly monitors and immediately switches primary board operation, when trouble occurs, to the secondary board to continue functions with no downtime.
  • Redundant power source MFR-SRPS (option): Dual power units allow flexible response to power unit and power supply trouble.

Remote Control Units

We offer several types or remote control unit to suit your application. The number of units that can be connected is a maximum of 128, including the main unit. This lets you build a flexible control environment by the way you partition the matrix and make operation level settings. Please refer to MFR-RU series page for the lineup and details.


Specifications (SDI, ASI supporting model)

Model MFR-1616 MFR-1616R MFR-3216RPS MFR-3232RPS
Video Formats 3G: 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 16 x 16 16 x 16 32 x 16 32 x 32
Video Inputs Compliant with the followings (75 Ω BNC)
  • SMPTE 424M (2.97 Gbps, 2.97/1.001 Gbps)
  • SMPTE 292M (1.485 Gbps, 1.485/1.001 Gbps)
  • SMPTE 259M (270 Mbps)
  • Cable Equalization
  • 3G-SDI: 70 m (when a 5C-FB (Belden 1694A) equivalent cable is used)
  • HD-SDI: 100 m (when a 5C-FB (Belden 1694A) equivalent cable is used)
  • SD-SDI: 200 m (when a 5C-2V (Belden 8281) equivalent cable is used)
  • Video Outputs Compliant with the followings (75 Ω BNC) (with automatic reclocking)
  • 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 Inputs BB: NTSC: 0.429 Vp-p/PAL: 0.45 Vp-p or Tri-level Sync: ±0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω BNC x 1, loop-through (Terminate with 75 Ω terminator, it unused)
  • MFR-LAN: 10/100BASE-TX, RJ-45 x 1 (for RU/GPI connection, up to 128 units)
  • MFR-LAN: 10/100BASE-T, RJ-45 x 2 (for RU/GPI connection, up to 128 units) (LAN 2: For MFR-SRCPU connection)
  • PC-LAN: 10/100BASE-TX, RJ-45 x 1 (for computer or other external device connection)
  • SERIAL: RS-232C/RS-422 (selectable by internal switches) 9-pin D-sub (male) x 1
  • ALARM: 9-pin D-sub (female) x 1
  • TO RS: Unused
  • Power 100 V AC to 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
    Temperature / Humidity 0 ℃ to 40 ℃ / 30 % to 90 % (no condensation)
    Power Consumption
    100 VAC to 120 VAC
    200 VAC to 240 VAC

    36 VA (33 W)
    44 VA (34 W)

    37 VA (34 W)
    44 VA (34 W)

    48 VA (45 W)
    57 VA (45 W)

    60 VA (54 W)
    70 VA (52 W)
    Dimensions 430 (W) x 44 (H) x 300 (D) mm, EIA 1 RU 430 (W) x 88 (H) x 300 (D) mm, EIA 2 RU
    Weight 5 kg 5 kg 6 kg 6 kg
    Accessories Operation manual. AC cord, Rack mount brackets
    Options MFR-18RUA: Remote Control Unit (18 button, OLED display)
    MFR-39RUA: Remote Control Unit (39 OLED-button, 6 button, menu display)
    MFR-16RU: Remote Control Unit (16 button)
    MFR-16RUD: Remote Control Unit (16 button, menu display)
    MFR-40RU: Remote Control Unit (40 button)
    MFR-16RUW: Remote Control Unit (16 button)
    MFR-32RUW: Remote Control Unit (32 button)
    MFR-64RUW: Remote Control Unit (64 button)
    MFR-16RUTA: Remote Control Unit (16 button)
    MFR-GPI: GPI Unit
    MFR-TALM: Tally Manager
    MFR-RULINK: Remote Relay Unit
      MFR-SRCPU: Redundant CPU
      MFR-SRPS: Redundant Power Supply MFR-32PS: Redundant Power Supply

    Specifications (AES supporting model)

    Model MFR-1616A
    Inputs x Outputs 16 stereo pairs (32 ch) x 16 stereo pairs (32 ch)
    Audio Inputs AES/EBU: 1.0 Vp-p Unbalanced 75 Ω BNC x 16
    Audio Outputs AES/EBU: 1.0 Vp-p ±10% Unbalanced 75 Ω BNC x 16
    Sampling Frequency 32 kHz to 96 kHz
    Reference Input BB: NTSC: 0.429 Vp-p, PAL: 0.45 Vp-p or Tri-level sync: ±0.3 Vp-p 75 Ω BNC x 1 loop-through (Terminate with 75 Ω terminator, if unused)
    Interfaces MFR-LAN: 10/100BASE-TX RJ-45 x 1 (for RU/GPI connection, up to 128 units)
    PC-LAN: 10/100BASE-TX RJ-45 x 1 (for computer or other external device connection)
    RS-232C: RS-232C 9-pin D-sub (male) x 1
    ALARM: 9-pin D-sub (female) x 1
    Temperature / Humidity 0 ℃ to 40 ℃ / 30 % to 90 % (no condensation)
    Power 100 V AC to 240 V AC ±10% 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption 100 V AC to 120 V AC: 19 VA (17 W), AC 200 V to 240 V: 24 VA (17 W)
    Dimensions / Weight 430 (W) x 44 (H) x 300 (D) mm EIA 1 RU / 5 kg
    Accessories Operation Manual, AC cord, rack mount brackets
    Consumables Power Unit: Replace every 5 years
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