AJA Video Systems (http://www.aja.com) is debuting five new Mini-Converters among the company’s product introductions at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference, April 11-14 in Las Vegas.
The manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions is showcasing the new Hi5-Fiber Mini-Converter and four new models of the FiDO family of SDI/Optical Fiber Mini-Converters. Hi5-Fiber converts HD/SD-SDI over a single mode 1310 nm ST-style Fiber Optic cable to drive HDMI monitors.
It supports embedded 8-channel audio in the HDMI output, allowing for a single cable audio/video connection and also provides 2-channel RCA-style audio outputs for separate audio monitoring. HDMI 1.2 capability is standard with no user-configuration required.
FiDO (Fiber Digital Optical) is a family of nine SDI/Optical Fiber converters that enable the transport of SDI, HD-SDI and 3G SDI over distances of up to 10km. Designed for outdoor or indoor use, FiDO converters pass the complete SDI signal (including audio and/or metadata), and meet all SMPTE specifications. Their low profile enclosure enables use in tight spaces around and behind equipment racks, trucks and crowded facilities.
Hi5-Fiber is planned for availability by summer at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$695. The new FiDO T-ST, R-ST, T-SC and R-SC Mini-Converters will also be available by summer from AJA’s worldwide network of channel partners at $445 each.