The VIF Trunk Card is a single channel module that accepts one channel of HD-SDI, SD-SDI, or DVB-ASI signal as an input, encapsulates the signal into Ethernet frames, and transfers them to the MD8000 Switch Controller (SW-CNT) modules. Robust Forward Error Control (FEC) is an option for all video circuit built using this module.

On the receive side, the VIF board accepts incoming Ethernet packets from the Switch Controller and delivers a unique video output. This incoming Ethernet stream can originate anywhere in the MD8000 network and supports HD-SDI, SD-SDI, or DVB-ASI. Signal outputs can be either coax or fiber optic connections. In addition to robust Forward Error Correction, the VIF trunk card offers Lossless/Hitless path protection switching for extremely reliable signal transport.

Key Features of the VIF Trunk Card

  • HD/SD/ASI in one Module
  • 297M Optical Interface, LC connector
  • 292M/250M Coax Interface, 75 ohm BNC
  • Tx and Rx in one Module
  • Up to 16 Channels of Embedded Audio
  • Fully managed under SNMP and the ProMD NMS system

Key Functions of the VIF Trunk Card

  • External interface to HD/SD/DVB-ASI user circuit
  • Optical or Electrical interface
  • Transparent with Robust FEC
  • Hitless Path Failure Protection
  • Bi-Directional video

Applications for the VIF Trunk Card

  • Carrier Class Media Networks
  • High Performance Studio Interconnects
  • Flawless Contribution Video Transport
  • Reliable Content Delivery Systems
  • Integrated Live, Recorded and File-Based Communications