FOR-A America Touts Popular Line-Up at NAB Show New York

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FOR-A to Highlight Video Switcher, Integrated CG and Live Motion Software, Slow-Motion Instant Replay Solution, and Multi-Channel Video Server

Last Updated: October 12, 2018 2:08 pm GMT
(Cypress, CA--October 12, 2018) At the upcoming NAB Show New York convention, worldwide industry-leading manufacturer FOR-A® will demonstrate video production solutions ideal for corporate video, worship, sports and live production scenarios. NAB New York runs from October 17-18 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. FOR-A will exhibit in booth N425.


HVS-490 video switcher


FOR-A’s booth lineup includes the HVS-490 HANABI switchers, ClassX content creation and graphics playout solution, Variant Systems Group’s Envivo Replay sports and live event replay solution, and ODYSSEY Insight multi-channel video server.

“NAB New York is an important show to FOR-A America,” said Ken Truong, President, FOR-A Corporation of America. “The show is an excellent opportunity to engage with our system integration partners, our family of end users and prospective customers. A regional show allows us an additional opportunity to meet with everyone who was not able to attend the NAB Show in Las Vegas. We look forward to showcasing some of our most popular and latest technology at NAB New York.”

One focus of FOR-A’s NAB New York booth will be the latest HANABI production video switcher. FOR-A will demonstrate a new workflow solution to provide mux/demux of Dante digital audio into the HVS-490. (Developed by Audiante, Dante distributes uncompressed, multi-channel digital media via standard Ethernet networks.) Dante integration is an addition to the HVS-490’s exclusive feature set, which includes MELite™ technology. MELite extends the switcher’s 2 M/Es to offer 6 M/E performance.

The compact HVS-490 provides users with event memory, macro functions, integrated frame synchronizers and video processors on all inputs, with three multi-viewers available via the HDMI 2.0b output to 4K monitors - making it easy to set up quickly for live performances. The HVS-490 has a new suggested list price of $29,000 in the U.S.

At NAB New York, FOR-A will also provide demonstrations of the ClassX (CG) content creation and graphics playout solution. ClassX is a dedicated broadcast solution for 2D/3D character generation, live motion and play out graphics with numerous layers available. Support for NDI is standard. ClassX is integrated with all of FOR-A’s HANABI production video switchers. ClassX’ graphics suite is popular worldwide with universities, digital signage, live event, and sports production applications. FOR-A is the exclusive distributor of ClassX in North, Central and South America. Suggested list price starts at $9,900 in the U.S.


ClassX content creation and graphics playout suite


FOR-A will conduct live demonstrations of the latest FOR-A partnership with Variant Systems Group (VSG). Variant’s Envivo Replay is a complete replay solution packaged with an intuitive touchscreen user interface that can be learned how to use in 20 minutes. Envivo Replay is being used by several major broadcasters and universities for slow-motion replay applications. Integration with all of FOR-A’s HANABI production switchers comes standard.

Highlights of Replay include:
  • four or six iso-channel recording capabilities
  • simultaneous clip storage of multiple angles to clip bins
  • playlists for highlight playback
  • built-in branding capabilities
  • direct and instant publishing to social media platforms
  • supports 3x and 4x high-speed, super slow-motion cameras
Plan a visit to FOR-A’s NAB New York booth to see this unique sports replay solution in action, with promotional pricing (valid through Dec 31, 2018) of $22,000 in the U.S. with four input and two output channels. FOR-A America is the exclusive distributor of Envivo Replay in the U.S. and Canada, along with Central and South Americas.

FOR-A will also showcase ODYSSEY’s Insight Production Server - a versatile four-channel playout system designed for studio and OB Van environments. Offering a Web interface for control from any device with a web browser (no installation required), the multi-channel video server provides a wide range of supported wrappers and codecs for media contribution and video play out with time delay playback. Insight's flexible event processor allows users to connect multiple devices and interact with FOR-A production video switchers, routing switchers, CG generators, GPIO-connected devices and other studio equipment to orchestrate event triggering for a seamless production. Suggested list price of the Insight server begins at $19,900 in the U.S.

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About NAB Show New York:
Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and co-located with the Audio Engineering Society's East Coast convention, NAB Show New York will be held October 17 - 18, 2018 at the Javits Convention Center. With more than 14,000 attendees and 300+ exhibitors, NAB Show New York showcases the best in next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecom professionals with conferences and workshops focused on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post.

About FOR-A
FOR-A, a worldwide, industry-leading manufacturer, offers a wide range of broadcast and production products with a focus on cutting-edge technologies, including: HD, 4K and IP products. FOR-A continues to offer future-ready, cost-effective, advanced technology solutions. Products include: video switchers, routing switchers, multi-viewers, full 4K high-speed cameras, IP encoders/decoders, multi-channel signal processors, 8K/4K/HD test signal generators, color correctors, frame synchronizers, file-based products, character generators, video servers and much more.



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