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DF9-FR, DF1-FR Dragon Fire Series

High Capability Processing Multiframes

10RU DF9–FR fully loaded

When applications for routing, high performance productions or high density processing are required, Evertz offers our Dragon Fire (DF) series of multicard frames, drawing on tens of thousands of Evertz' award-winning EMX series multiframes.

This series of frames allows cards with significantly larger individual size and power consumption to be matched in a multi-purpose frame. Products offered include video routing and audio routing, IP media gateways, IP routing and bulk processing.

All cards in this series of frames can be installed vertically in the 10RU frame, and are installed horizontally in the 1RU variations. Cards can be mixed and matched within each frame to build complex signal processing chains.

Additionally, all frames offer hot-swappable N+1 dual redundant power supplies that allow for power supply and fan replacement without compromising the integrity of critical signal paths and true remote monitoring of all modules and signals within the chassis from VistaLINK® PRO. This configuration provides the SNMP network communication interface from the VistaLINK® PRO Network Management Software to the chassis over the local or wide area network.

1RU DF1–FR fully loaded


  • Standard rack mountable
  • Up to 9 cards in any configuration
  • Front-to-rear (DF9), front-to-side (DF1) exhaust
  • Up to 750 watts per slot
  • DF9 with EXE APP for seamless control of Spine Leaf switch architecture


Switching Reference

Reference Inputs 2x BNC, analog 525/625/tri-level HD
Reference Timing 2x independent timing planes, programmable per input
Signal Level 1V p-p ±3dB
Impedence 75Ω terminating
Connectors BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A

Monitoring & Control


AC Mains Input Auto-ranging, 180 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Maximum Operating Current 15A per Supply (@ 220V AC nominal)
Maximum Power Consumption
Frame +No Cards 500 watts
Frame +9 Cards 7500 watts
Maximum Module Load 750 watts per slot
Cooling Top-mounted fans, front-to-top exhaust
Power Supply Configuration TBD
Connector IEC 60320 C19 (1 per power supply)
AC Cables Provided NEMA 6-15P, 6ft
AC Mains Input Auto-ranging, 180 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Maximum Operating Current 7A per Supply (@ 220V AC nominal)
Maximum Power Consumption
Frame +No Cards 100 watts
Frame +1 Card 850 watts
Cooling Front- and back-mounted fans, front-to-side exhaust
Power Supply Configuration 1x power supply standard, optional redundant supply requires separate inlet
Connector IEC 60320 C13 (1 per power supply)
AC Cables Provided NEMA 6-20P, 6ft


Rack Size 10RU
Dimensions 19" W x 17.5" H x 22.5" D
(483mm W x 445mm H x 572mm D)
Module Capacity 9x single-slot DF series modules
Weight Approx. 81.5lbs (37kg) with 3x fan modules, 2x power supplies, no slots occupied
Rack Size 1RU
Dimensions 19" W x 1.75" H x 22.5" D
(483mm W x 45mm H x 572mm D)
Module Capacity 1x single-slot DF series module
Weight Approx. 25lbs (11.3kg), including power supply, unoccupied slot

Safety & Compliance

TUV Listed IEC 62368-1:2018
IEC 62368-1:2014
IEC 60950-1:2005, AMD1:2009, AMD2:2013
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.62368-1:2019/U1:2021-10
UL 62368-1:2019/R:2021-10
TUV Listed EN55032:2015+A11:2020/CISPR 32:2015+A1:2019
EN55035:2017+A11:2020/CISPR 35:2016
FCC part 15 Subpart B

Ordering Information

DF9-FR Processing multiframe - holds up to 9x single-slot DF Series modules in any combination (package includes all frame controllers, fan modules and 2x DF9-PSU)
DF1-FR Processing multiframe - holds 1x single-slot DF Series module (package includes all fans and power supplies)


DF9-FC Frame controller for DF9-FR multiframe
DF9-FAN Fan module for DF9-FR multiframe
DF9-PSU 2500 watts DF9 power supply
DF1-FRONTFAN Front fan module for DF1-FR multiframe
DF1-REARFAN Rear fan module for DF1-FR multiframe
DF1-PSU 1100 watts DF1 power supply