Routing Switcher


The MFR-8000 builds on the functions and control interfaces of MFR-5000 specifications to offer an expanded matrix of up to 256 inputs/256 outputs in a 16U frame. Expand your 4K/8K routing freedom with 12G-SDI I/O and gearbox support offering the most inputs and outputs.


Multi-Format Support

3G-SDI(Level A/B), HD-SDI, SD-SDI and ASI signal input/output with automatic signal type detection.

Various video Input and Output Support

  • MFR-16SDIA: 16-input card enables support for 3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI
  • MFR-16SDIGB: 16-input card enables support for 12G/3G-SDI, 4-input ports supporting 12G-SDI and Gearbox
  • MFR-16SDO: 16-output card enables support for 3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI
  • MFR-16SDOGB: 16-output card enables support for 12G/3G-SDI, 4-output ports supporting 12G-SDI and Gearbox

Gearbox Support

Add the MFR-16SDIGB and MFR-16SDOGB cards for conversion of video (quad link 3G-SDI/12G-SDI) and mapping (2SI/SQD) formats. These options open the door for equipment previously incompatible with 12G-SDI, enabling system building focused on this new specication.

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.

  • MFR-16ADI: Input card for 16 AES/EBU stereo pairs with SRC
  • MFR-16AAI: Input card for 16 analog stereo pairs with A/D converter
  • MFR-16AAIEX: Input card for 16 analog audio embed to SDI signal
  • MFR-16AESI: Input card for 16 AES/EBU stereo pairs (32 channels)
  • MFR-16AAOEX: Output card for 16 AES/EBU stereo pairs convert into analog audio
  • MFR-16ADAO: Audio output card for up to 8 stereo pairs with D/A converter (16 channels)
  • MFR-16AESO: Output card for 16 AES/EBU stereo pairs (32 channels)

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.

  • 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.

Outstanding Redundancy

  • CPU board redundancy (option)
  • Redundant power supply (option)
  • Network redundancy (option)
  • 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.

Outstanding Maintainability

Designed for maintainability, all boards and power units can be accessed from the front without removing cables.