12G-SDI Routing Switcher


With 12G-SDI*1 or 6G-SDI compatibility across all inputs and outputs, the MFR-4100 configures a matrix of up to 72 x 72 inputs and outputs. Brings powerful support to 4K routing.

Multi-format video input and output

Support for 12G*1/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI and DVB-ASI*2 input and output. With auto signal detection, there’s no need to worry about signal formats.

Video I/O Cards:Up to 8 input cards and 8 output cards, with nine channels per card

  • 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI support: MFR-9SDI12GA(9-input) / MFR-9SDO12GA(9-output)
  • 6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI/DVB-ASI support: MFR-9SDI(9-input) / MFR-9SDO(9-output)

*1 MFR-9SDI12GA and MFR-9SDO12GA are required. *2 MFR-9SDI and MFR-9SDO are required.

Features to maintain a stable system

SDI input signal error detection*1

Alerts in the GUI*2 inform the user of any SDI input signal errors (CRC/TRS). This supports solid operation as a 12G-SDI system.
*1 When equipped with MFR-9SDI12GA. *2 To check error details, use a waveform monitor.

Jitter cleaning*

Reduce jitter in SDI signals to ensure stable signals sent to downstream equipment.
* MFR-9SDI12GA/MFR-9SDO12GA are required.

Front control panel

Equipped with a control panel for menu display. Error display possible, when needed.

SNMP support

Can be integrated into an SNMP monitoring system. Enables monitoring of various operational status, such as power, fan, and CPU status, SDI signal input*, and crosspoint errors. If system failure and recovery occur, SNMP traps are sent to managers.
* MFR-9SDI12GA required.

Outstanding redundancy

Can be configured with redundant CPUs and power supplies (optional). As core system components, FOR-A routing switchers can incorporate redundancy to ensure nonstop operation in case of problems.

Connectivity with other products

Can be remote-controlled through the Ethernet or serial ports. Compatibility with common protocols such as TSL and HARRIS, which enables tally linkage or auto source name tracking for crosspoint switching. Routing switcher are also integrated with FOR-A’s exclusive interface to our line of HVS production switchers and standalone multi-viewers.

  • MFR routing switcher crosspoints can be controlled from HVS video switchers.
  • Integrated management of source names by MFR, which automatically send source names to HVS and MV multi viewers.
  • HVS and MFR exchange tally information with each other.
  • Source names and tally linkage between MFR and MV are controlled by TSL protocol.

    Support varies by model and function. For details, contact your FOR-A dealer.

Improved Usability

GUI-based configuration

A built-in webserver enables immediate setup without installing software on external devices.

Versatile crosspoint control

Besides typical crosspoint switching, the unit enables a variety of crosspoint control: Salvo/Take/Link/Level/Chop

Matrix partition capability

One routing switcher can be virtually partitioned to build any theoretical hierarchy, creating possibilities for use in various operations.

Application Examples

  • 4K/8K switcher(supporting crosspoint)
    4K and 8K signal switching with coordinated control of multiple crosspoints.
  • 4K/HD simul-switcher
    Simulcast operations involving separate or simultaneous control of 4K and HD material.
  • Fully independent switching
    Use a single enclosure as multiple routing switchers by partitioning a configuration.
    Ideal for operation equivalent to multiple units without sharing sources.
  • V/Key linking switcher
    Divide the matrix into two partitions for coordinated control of video and key signals.

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 127. 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.

Interface Expansion Units

The interface expansion unit lineup includes two types to suit your specific application. The number of units that can be connected is a maximum of 127, including the remote control units.


  • Provides an interface for GPI control. This 1 RU sized unit is equipped with user-assignable GPI/O (128 channels) and 4 serial ports (9-pin D-sub male). It can be used for setting Input/Output and supports system configuration.

MFR-TALM: Tally Manager

  • MFR-TALM is a device for performing central management of tally and material names of the MFR main unit and peripheral devices (such as video switchers and multi viewers).