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AJA Announces Five New Converter Products at NAB 2005

Professional converters increase HD and SD options for broadcast and post production (April 25, 2005)

AJA Video Systems announced five new converters which were displayed in their booth at NAB. The five products announced at NAB include the HD10AM HD/SDI Dual Rate 8 Channel AES Embedder/Disembedder, the HD10AMA Dual Rate HD/SD 4 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/ Disembedder; the ADA4 with 4-Channel Bi-directional AES/EBU audio A/D and D/A; the HDP4 Converter that enables HD-SDI/SDI to DVI-D with automatic sizing for up to 4 DVI-D monitors; and the D5PSW, a protection switch which accepts two SDI/ASI inputs.

?AJA continues to respond to its customers needs for high quality converters to address specific technical requirements, said John Abt, President, AJA Video. ?As High Definition production has become mainstream, it requires superior engineering standards that leave nothing to chance. To produce the high video quality of HD, or SD, requires the outstanding quality and reliability of products such as ours that are known for outstanding performance under the toughest environments. AJAs converters are designed and manufactured to the highest industry standards required by the critical film industry and television broadcast engineers.

HD10AM?HD/SDI Dual Rate 8 Channel AES Audio Embedder/Disembedder.
The HD10AM is dual rate, with 8 channels AES I/O. The Disembedder is always functional, providing 4 AES outputs. The Embedder is user selectable, on a channel pair basis, to either "pass" SDI input audio or to embed input AES audio from the breakout cable supplied. AES inputs are sample rate converted to a 48Hz rate synchronous to the video output. The HD10AM automatically detects and configures to the input video standard.

HD10AMA?HD/SD Dual Rate 4 Channel Analog Audio Embedder/Disembedder.
The HD10AMA is dual rate, with 4 channels balanced analog audio I/O. The Disembedder is always functional, providing 4 Analog audio outputs. The Embedder is user selectable, on a channel pair basis, to either "pass" SDI input audio or to embed input analog audio from the breakout cable supplied. Analog audio levels are selectable. The HD10AM automatically detects and configures to the input video standard.

ADA4 4-Channel Bi-directional AES/EBU audio A/D and D/A.
The ADA4 can be configured as a 4 channel D/A, or 2 channel A/D and 2 channel D/A. It can accept a Wordclock or video sync/color black reference input for synchronization. Reference input and synchronization is automatic. Audio levels are configurable via dipswitch control.

HDP4 HD-SDI/SDI to DVI-D and Audio Converter.
The HDP4 converts HD-SDI/SDI to DVI-D for LCD or Plasma monitors and provides 4 DVI-D and audio outputs. It has a built-in high quality scaling engine and will automatically size 4:3 or 16:9 inputs to many DVI-D monitors. For appropriate monitor configurations, scaling is automatically 1:1. The HDP will also automatically adapt the input frame rate for monitor compatibility.

D5PSW SDI/ASI Protection Switch.
The D5PSW accepts two SDI/ASI inputs, Primary and secondary, and automatically switches to the Secondary input if the Primary input is not present or is not a valid SDI/ASI signal. An SDI/ASI input is considered valid if a proper SMPTE 259 stream is present. An LED indicator is Green if both Primary and Secondary are present, flashing green if the Primary is present but the Secondary is not present, and Orange if the Secondary is present but the Primary is not. The D5PSW has 3 SDI/ASI outputs.

These new converter products are made in the USA and carry AJAs five-year, unconditional warranty. Prices are available on request or through AJAs dealers.

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of SDI and HD-SDI video interface and conversion solutions, bringing high-quality, cost-effective digital video products to the professional broadcast and post production markets. AJA offers Io (the ?ultimate capture box), SDI and HD-SDI QuickTime PCI capture cards, miniature stand-alone converters, and a complete line of rack mount interface and conversion cards and frames. With headquarters located in Grass Valley, California, AJA Video designs and manufactures all of its products in the USA, with an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world.

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