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A modular 1RU frame

xFrame provides module-style flexibility for your MatchBox hardware in the form of hot-swappable cards. This gives operators the ability to change audio configurations on the fly, in the field, even on air if necessary.

The audio options are on separate cards, which are installed or removed from the front of the device. For the more technically inclined, let’s say you’re on an OB truck and you don’t have any customers that currently require Dolby E encoding, but all of a sudden, you land a job for a client who does. In an inflexible world, this was a problem that could cost business, but with xFrame all you have to do you slot in a Dolby E enabled card from Hitomi and away you go.

xFrame means that that audio options are very easy to change, or add to, a MatchBox Analyser configuration. That’s because xFrame is an extremely high quality, modular platform that has four slots to accommodate what the user needs, as well as the ability to configure the modules to suit preferences once installed. That modular flexibility is a significant win for customers, resellers, and Hitomi as a manufacturer.

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  • Capacity for 4 MatchBox modules with options for expansions (audio, Dolby etc)
  • Hot swapable modules
  • Frame Ethernet interface to access each module’s web control interface – no need for an external switch
  • Hot swapable redundant external power supplies (Included)
  • Frame reference distributed to all modules in the frame
  • Increased cooling capability with 3 x replaceable fan units – front to side cooling
  • Full chassis monitoring including PSUs, fans, references, Modules status, SFP presence and temperature

MatchBox Module Features

  • Integrated with frame’s Ethernet for web control
  • Integrated with frame’s Video Reference interface
  • Video Reference input
  • Each Module can support 4 SFPs (8 video interfaces)