FOR-A has developed a new line of products, including the FA-1616, that provide a cost-effective gateway to IP.
FOR-A Corporation of America will introduce its new FA-1616 multi-channel signal processor with software-defined architecture at this year’s NAB Show, supporting the industry’s shift from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to Internet Protocol (IP).
FOR-A has developed a new line of products, including the FA-1616, that provide a flexible, cost-effective gateway to the IP world. Having SMPTE ST-2110 and ST-2022 I/F, FA-1616 will be an optimal gateway between SDI and IP as well as IP to IP and SDI to SDI – which is suitable for SDI & IP hybrid operation.
The FA-1616 multi-channel signal processor series includes three models that provide either 16 input/16 output, selectable 16 I/O, or selectable 32 I/O – allowing the user to configure the system to suit their needs. Available expansion cards allow the selection of bitrates (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI), video over IP (SMPTE ST 2022/SMPTE ST 2110), and audio I/O (embedded audio, AES/EBU, analog audio, MADI and Dante). In addition, the FA-1616 delivers flexible time code management (LTC/ATC/VITC), high-quality picture conversion (up/down/cross, aspect ratio, resize/repositioning), and better image processing (dynamic range conversion and RGB color/differential color correction modes).
The FA-1616’s frame synchronizer supports 4K/12G-SDI/High Dynamic Range/Wide Color Gamut and Video-over-IP (SMPTE ST 2022-6/SMPTE ST 2110), plus simultaneous processing of 4K UHD and HD video by using four channels together as a 4K processor. Like other products in the FOR-A line, it can be monitored and controlled via a web browser or Ember+ and monitored via SNMP networking protocol.
Satoshi Kanemura, President of FOR-A Corporation of America, said: “A software-defined architecture is a perfect solution for a cost-effective migration from SDI to media-over-IP. Adding new functionality through software means the customer can configure the system to their needs, without additional hardware investment. It also means that hybrid production, using a variety of signal formats, can be easily accomplished. This kind of agile solution is what drives FOR-A, and the kind of innovative thinking that powers all FOR-A products.”