FOR-A Corporation launched the HVS-6000 Series of HANABI HD and 4K production switchers for live production workflows. Built to support 12G-SDI infrastructures, the MFR-6100 provides single-cable transfer of 4K video for less complicated cabling. Users can add up to 16 input and 16 output cards (nine channels per card) to configure a matrix up to 144×144 in a 13 RU frame. For smaller installations, the MFR-4100 routing switcher supports up to 72×72 I/O in a 7 RU frame.
While conventional 3G-SDI routing switchers require four crosspoints to distribute 4K video, the MFR-4100 and MFR-6100 support 12G-SDI cabling that carries 4K content over a single crosspoint. Even in an 8K (quad link 12G-SDI) environment, the MFR-6100 configures a matrix up to 36×36 and the MFR-4100 configures a matrix up to 18×18. The routing switchers automatically determine the type of SDI input. Both models feature multi-format I/O support, SNMP monitoring support, multiple redundancy options including CPU and power supply and a built-in web server that allows GUI-based configuration.
The HVS-6000 Series of video switchers includes two models. Housed in a 12 RU enclosure, the HVS-6000 is a two M/E switcher (expandable to three M/E) with standard 24 I/O that is expandable to up to 80 inputs/32 outputs or 64/48. For mobile video production and smaller control rooms, the HVS-6000M is a two M/E switcher with standard 24 I/O that is expandable to 32 inputs in a seven RU enclosure. The HVS-6000 offers four keyers per M/E, while the HVS-6000M includes four keyers per M/E. All I/O support 12G-SDI.