NAB 2018

NAB 2018: FOR-A To Introduce New MFR-6000 Routing Switcher

At NAB 2018, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A will showcase its new MFR-6000 SD/HD/3G/6G/12G routing switcher. Offering 12G-SDI compatibility across a matrix of up to 144 inputs and 144 outputs, the MFR-6000 brings powerful support to 4K and 8K routing. The MFR-6000 is one of the many new solutions that FOR-A will unveil at NAB 2018 at booth C5117.

Building on the success of FOR-A’s MFR series of routers, the MFR-6000 offers users outstanding redundancy with easy maintenance. With its 12G-SDI support, the new MFR-6000 enables 4K signals to be carried over a single cable, resulting in less space needed for equipment and easier setup. The MFR-6000 routing switcher enables matrices of 144 x 144 inputs and outputs and supports versatile signal formats, including 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI and DVB-ASI. The MFR-6000 provides automatic signal detection, so there’s no need for users to worry about what signals are supplied. The MFR-6000’s built-in web server enables immediate setup without installing software on external devices.

FOR-A’s MFR-6000 offers fully redundant power and control, and can be integrated into an SNMP monitoring system. SNMP monitoring enables monitoring of operational states, such as power, fan, and CPU status, SDI signal input or output, and crosspoint errors. The unit offers versatile crosspoint control, as well as three types of expansion units to suit specific applications.

The MFR routing switchers offer integrated management with other FOR-A devices, including the routers’ capability to automatically send source name signals to FOR-A video switchers and multi viewers. Tally signals can automatically be relayed from

FOR-A’s video switchers to its routing switchers and multi viewers for coordinated display, and users can take advantage of source point control from both FOR-A’s video switchers and MFR routing switchers.

FOR-A’s NAB 2018 booth will place an emphasis on 12G supported products and solutions that integrate baseband and IP for a wide variety of applications, including live studio and sports production environments. The MFR-6000 will be showcased in the 12G/IP technology section of FOR-A’s booth, along with several other new and existing solutions, including its entire USF-Series of universal systems frames  – including the new USF-106UDC-12G 4K up/down converter – as well as the MBP-1000VS-12G/IP 4K video server, ESG-4200 multi-rate 12G/IP 4K test signal generator, USF-10IP series gateway, and the 12G-SD I/O supporting MV-4320 multi viewer.

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