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.