Routing Switcher

MFR-16**/32** Series

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.

Model 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.