City Of Tampa Television Installs FOR-A HANABI HVS-3800S Switcher On New Production Truck

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2 M/E Digital Production Switcher Used to Produce Tampa Municipal Events

TAMPA, FL, October 23, 2006 -- The City of Tampa‘s Television division recently purchased a HANABI HVS-3800S digital production switcher by FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries.

The HANABI HVS-3800S switcher is installed on the City of Tampa Television‘s new 32-foot production trailer, which is used to cover municipal meetings, news conferences, and other events of interest to Tampa residents. Programs produced by the City of Tampa are “cablecast” on channel 15, a 24/7 public service channel offered by both the Bright House and Verizon local cable systems.

On the truck, there are currently 12-inputs feeding into the switcher, four of which are SD cameras. The truck serves as a control room for studio shoots or remote productions. The HVS-3800S was purchased as a replacement for an analog production switcher that had reached the end of its service life. Purchasing this switcher represented an opportunity to upgrade to digital production.

The HANABI HVS-3800S is a 2M/E digital production switcher capable of handling both 4:3 and native 16:9 digital video signals, with 10 auxiliary outputs. It offers integrated still store, and 2D and 3D Digital Video Effects (DVE) capabilities. The FOR-A HANABI product line also includes the HANABI HVS-3800HS multi-bitrate, multi-standard HD/SD 2M/E switcher.

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A‘s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at




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