FOR-A Introduces 3Gbps-Capable HVS-500 Switcher Series - Creative Planet Network

FOR-A Introduces 3Gbps-Capable HVS-500 Switcher Series

Publish date:

Diverse lineup includes three model choices offering 2 M/E to 4 M/E CYPRESS, CA, April 22, 2008 – FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, introduced the HVS-5000 switcher series at NAB 2008 held in Las Vegas last week, from April 14-17, 2008. This powerful line of switchers expands on FOR-A’s flagship HANABI series of switchers and offers three new model choices, the HVS-5200 with 2 M/E, the HVS-5300 with 3 M/E, and the HVS-5400 with 4 M/E. All switchers in the series are designed for both live and post production. And all models come standard with a touch panel controller. Users can operate all switcher functions through this feature, including editing the still store and sequence timeline and making color correction settings. The HVS-5000 series offers switching between HD and SD and between varieties of HD formats. An optional up-/down-/converter card also supports mixed input from HD and SD signals. Supported HD formats include: 1080/60i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/60p, 720/59.94p and 720/50p. The HVS-5000 series also supports SD formats such as 525/60 and 625/50. The HVS-5000 series also supports the 3Gbps signal standard, enabling broadcasters to easily and affordably migrate to the emerging 1080p high-definition format. In addition to HD and SD signals, this switcher series supports: 1080/60p, 1080/59.94p, and 1080/50p. The switchers can be tailored to meet a variety of applications and can scale to fit an array of existing configurations. The HVS-5400 switcher for example accepts a maximum of 96 inputs and can supply to a total 48 outputs. The HVS-5300 accepts a maximum of 96 inputs and 44 outputs. The HVS-5200 can accept up to 32 inputs and 24 outputs. The HVS-5000 multi-function switcher brings together a vast array of functions. Users could conceivably operate the four M/E’s on the HVS-5400 separately through the independent control feature, in essence transforming one switcher into four. Each switcher comes standard with four-channel keyers for each M/E. In addition, two common DSK are freely assignable any function, which can be upgraded to four channels. A 2D DVE and chroma key come as standard features. A high-quality chroma keyer can be added as an option to each M/E. In addition to the standard keyer DVE, a 3D DVE can be added. The HVS-5200 can be equipped with up to four channels, and the HVS-5300 and HVS-5400 can have up to eight channels added. Setting up effects such as picture-in-picture is simplified through an addition of a DVE effect to each M/E bus. This ability to customize features also allows transition of images with either a wipe effect or a mix effect. The HVS-5000 series can be equipped with an optional color corrector. That allows process control, color adjustment and clipping of color information. The HVS-5000 series can be equipped with a multi-viewer as an option. The multi-viewer, which can split the screen into 16 units, can have up to two channels. This allows for operation using large monitors and in a reduction in the number of monitors used. The new switcher series from FOR-A will be available this fall. 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 1-714-894-3311 or visit our web site at




RTI Names Cyrille Vergely as Dealer Experience Manager

RTI, a leading control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, today announced that Cyrille Vergely has joined the company as its Dealer Experience Manager, Europe and Middle East. In his new role, he will ensure an exceptional experience for the company's dealers in the region by providing training, technical support and project design assistance.


IHSE Introduces a Two-Port KVM Switching Solution for HDMI 481 Series

Addressing market demand for increased security conditions when connecting multiple computers to a single workstation area, IHSE now offers a compact two-port KVM switching solution for extended-distance connections between computer sources and user stations. The new 2x1 system makes is possible to leverage multiple computers or servers at one desk by utilizing a single keyboard, mouse, and display. Thanks to the company's award-winning Draco vario 481 series extenders for HDMI, signals can be shared across long distances over a single fiber or Cat-X connection with perfect video quality and zero mouse latency. This new two-port package from IHSE offers convenience, enhanced security, and performance superior to that afforded by fixed-box solutions.