DNF Controls

DNF ControlsDNF Controls designs, manufactures and delivers trusted human-to-machine and machine-to-machine control solutions – enterprise-wide and application-specific.

DNF Controls were known for standalone controllers early-on, but today’s DNF has far more to offer. For example, the device control backbone at 30 Rock and recently supplied ingest management for 64 channels each in Rio and New England for NBC’s coverage of the summer Olympics. Elsewhere, DNF enables on-air tally management across multiple control rooms, studios and facilities, in multiple cities, for the PAC-12 Network.

Our gear can be found at most broadcast, studio and field production facilities; typically, in a backroom, quietly and reliably powering an efficient workflow. 

DNF provides a broad range of scalable solutions for:

  • SCTE Generation, Switching and distribution  
  • Real-time DPI Signal Monitoring
  • Studio and Remote Tally Management
  • Device Delegation
  • Primary, Back Up & Break-In Signal Routing
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Production Devices  
  • Remote Device Control
  • On Air Playout
  • On Air Branding  
  • Emergency Override
  • Ingest

…and much more.

We have four major product families:

  • Flex Control Network®
  • Universal Switch Panel
  • AnyWhere Interface Box
  • IP Control Buddy™

All DNF systems employ standardised hardware and software platforms. They can be deployed individually or combined to scale from a single-user to an integrated, high device-density, enterprise-wide solution. Web-browser menus permit operators to easily configure the system to meet specific facility requirements – no programmer needed – then expand and modify as workflows evolve.

DNF “plays well” with all major – and most minor – equipment providers. We add devices, protocols and functionality to satisfy specific customer needs and as our industry adopts new equipment and standards. And, we develop and enhance our products with input from customers to save them time, stay on-budget and get the job done. 

Used individually or in combination, DNF’s control solutions are easily scaled from a single-user playout control product, to 100+ unit product integrated enterprise-wide system. The following are examples of actual DNF Control systems:

  • 60+ channel on-air signal control
  • 20+ playout channel DPI Signal monitoring system
  • 10+ production control rooms / 100+ resource delegation and on-air control system
  • TV Compound 20+ production trucks on-air camera tally control system
  • On-air tally control spanning multiple control rooms & studios, in multiple facilities, across multiple cities
  • 60+ channel ingest record system with multiple control points