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AJA Debuts New Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015

AJA Video Systems today introduced five new Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015, the HB-T-HDMI, and the HB-R-HDMI, along with the ROI-DP, FiDO-4T and the FiDO-4R. ROI-DP provides real-time region-of-interest output to HD-SDI video from any DisplayPort enabled computer. The HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI offer easy extension of UltraHD or HD HDMI signals over Ethernet cable, utilizing the industry standard HDBaseT protocol. FiDO-4T (transmit) and FiDO-4R (receive) conveniently deliver up to four channels of 3G-SDI over fiber on standard LC connectors.

“The use cases for these new products are virtually unlimited—and we’ve painstakingly engineered these Mini-Converters to be super simple to operate, with the quality, performance and reliability that AJA is known for,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. 

 

The HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI can extend workflows in a variety of scenarios including: fixed installation AV, digital signage, live events, post production/network/studio environments and on set. Use these Mini-Converters to extend HD and UltraHD HDMI signals over existing Cat5/6 or 7 cable. These new Mini-Converters also allow for the extension of bi-directional IR and RS-232 for device control. 

  • Key Features of HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI:
  • Extend uncompressed UltraHD or HD HDMI signals up to 100m over Ethernet cable
  • Support for Deep Color, 3D, EDID, HDCP
  • Extends bi-directional IR and RS-232 for Device Control
  • Support for PCM 2 CH, LPCM 5.1, LPCM 7.1
  • Support for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Wide Support for VESA (Computer) formats and DVI compatibility (via adapter)
  • HDBaseT Certified “4K” UltraHD Signal Extender
  • Compatible with AJA DRM frame for rack installations
  • 5-20VDC power via supplied international power adapter
  • 5-year warranty

 

ROI DP is AJA’s newest region of interest Mini-Converter allowing high quality conversion and real-time region-of-interest scaling of computer DisplayPort outputs to baseband video over SDI.

 Key Features of ROI-DP:

Convert computer signals to professional video, with region of interest scaling

User adjustable “Region of Interest” with interactive on-screen controls via supplied AJA MiniConfig software for Mac/PC 

  • Frame-rate conversion
  • Automatic input detection and configuration 
  • SDI output support for common SD and HD formats
  • 4:3/16:9 conversion modes supported
  • Embedded SDI audio output
  • Reference input
  • 3.5mm analog audio input embedded into SDI output
  • Easy user control via USB
  • Loop-through DisplayPort connector
  • 5-20VDC power via supplied international power adapter
  • 5-year warranty

 

The FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R expand AJA's family of fiber optic converters. FiDO-4T is a 4-channel 3G-SDI to Single Mode Fiber converter, and FiDO-4R is 4-channel Single Mode Fiber to 3G-SDI. This pair of converters will allow conversion of 4K SDI using 4x 3G-SDI transport onto four fiber cables, using a single conversion box at each end. The FiDO-4T is ideal for conversion of 4K cameras to fiber. Each channel is fully independent, so the devices can also be used for four independent 3G-SDI streams. The FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R use LC connectors on the fiber side, with dual SFP cages. The FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R complement the recently introduced FiDO-4T-ST and FiDO-4R-ST, which offer the same solution in ST connectivity.

Key Features:

  • Ideal for remote 4K camera installations
  • Transport of SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI over single mode fiber
  • Auto-detection of video format
  • All SDI Ancillary data including embedded audio is passed 
  • LC fiber connectors
  • All inputs, either SDI or fiber, are equalized and re-clocked
  • ASI compatible
  • Useful for eliminating ground loop problems
  • 5-20VDC power via supplied international power adapter
  • 5-year warranty

 

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.

Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional, broadcast and post-production markets. AJA products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at www.aja.com.

Vantage 6.3 UP3 Now Available

Vantage 6.3 Update Pack 3 includes: New product: Tempo is a new time adjustment solution that helps re-time file-based content and intelligently adjusts the running time of shows and segments. It utilizes new time compression algorithms that deliver superior quality and faster turn-around times. Tempo runs on the Vantage media processing platform and new Lightspeed K80 Server. Support for the new Lightspeed K80 Server which utilizes cutting-edge technologies from NVIDIA and Intel to further boost video processing and H.264 encoding speeds for Vantage media processing platform products. Lightspeed K80 Server offers significant productivity improvements over previous Lightspeed Servers. New camera ingest capabilities: The new Vantage Camera Ingest option eliminates the laborious and time-consuming process of manually browsing, linking, importing and transcoding clips. Intelligent Vantage hot folders automatically process complex camera file structures, allowing hands-free batch ingest into editing. The new option also enables automated stitching of all shots on a camera into a single reel, or alignment of shots in multi-camera shoots to the time of day. Tempo, the Camera Ingest option, and the Lightspeed K80 Server are paid additions to your Vantage system. Update Pack 3 also includes several bug fixes and new features for Vantage. For complete details, please read the Vantage 6.3 Update Pack 3 Release Notes. The Vantage 6.3 update installer can be found on the Vantage download page. This installer includes a free update for customers with current Vantage Maintenance & Support agreements as of June 1, 2015. If your maintenance expired before that date, please do not install this update as it could cause some portions of Vantage to cease functioning. We appreciate your being a Vantage customer and look forward to continuing to provide you with timely updates for your systems.

New Telestream Lightspeed K80

Telestream is pleased to announce availability of a new Lightspeed Server model. Now available, Lightspeed K80 Server utilizes the latest technologies from NVIDIA and Intel to boost video processing and H.264 encoding speeds by up to 60 percent for Vantage products.

Lightspeed K80 Server includes:

  • Dual core NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPU Accelerator
  • Dual 12-core Intel Haswell CPUs
  • 2.0 TB of high-performance media storage
  • 1600W dual redundant power supplies
  • Support for Vantage version 6.2 and higher
  • Significant productivity improvement over previous Lightspeed Servers

 

Lightspeed K80 Server provides high-density transcoding and video processing in an efficient, 1 RU (rack unit) server with minimal space, electrical and thermal footprint requirements. As a part of the Vantage product family, Lightspeed Server can be used alone, clustered to increase capacity, or added to an existing Vantage ecosystem.

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