FOR-A intros new multiviewer and video writer at InfoComm

Corporation of America,
manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional
video industries , will introduce the latest member of
its MV series, the MV-1610HS 16-channel, multi-viewer, the HVS-650HS switcher
and the MPB-100VW Video Writer for the first time at InfoComm 2008 in Las Vegas from June 18-20,
2008 (Booth #C2316).
First shown at
NAB2008 in April, the MPB-100VW Video Writer features a telestrator that
responds to a finger’s touch. The Video Writer allows a user to draw and point
with a finger through an optional touch panel in real-time over HD/SD-SDI video
in real-time. It has pre-programmed graphic shapes for ease of use, but can
also process straight line and free-hand drawings as well. The Video Writer
creates an array of lines that vary in color, edge width and thickness. Drawn
objects can be moved, copied or deleted as needed during demonstrations.

The MV-1610HS, also introduced at NAB2008, supports
mixed input of HD-SDI, SD-SDI
and analog composite signals. High-resolution video output using a DVI terminal
is included as standard. Support is also provided for user-created patterns and
video transfer over a LAN connection.
viewer can be set to divide the screen in many ways, enabling the combination
of small and large images. It also includes a layout editor which allows the
user to make any changes to split-screen patterns from a computer.
A DVI output is available, which is well-suited for displays on
large-sized screens. The layout software offers total flexibility to users to
size and position any of the 16 inputs.

“FOR-A’s MV series of multi-viewers offer affordable monitoring
solutions for the professional A/V market,” said
Mr. Susumu Hotta, President of FOR-A Corporation of
America. “The MV-1610HS provides support for both HD/SD – SDI and analog composite
inputs simultaneously and high-quality UXGA and DVI output.”
Key features of the MV-1610HS include: mixed input of analog
composite, SD-SDI, and HD-SDI signals supported,
mixed frame rate support
(ex. 1080/50i and 1080/59.94i, NTSC and PAL…), 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio supported, HD/SD-SDI
input embedded audio (eight channels) level display function, DVI-I (1920 x
1200) high resolution output as a standard, positioning
of input images in any division frames enabled, video
loss detection, tally and title displays, network video transfer
function: LAN interface provided as standard for enabling transfer of output
video over the network. The MV-1610HS multi-viewer
will be available in August of this year.
First introduced at NAB in April, the HVS-650HS switcher makes its
InfoComm debut as well. The HVS-650HS is an HD/SD compatible switcher that
features the same ease of operation and powerful features of FOR-A’s popular
HVS-600HS compact HD/SD switcher, introduced at last year’s NAB. FOR-A
developed the HVS-650HS in response to demand for likewise a larger model
switcher that offered the main unit and operation unit separately. The main frame
size of the HVS-650HS is a compact 2RU.

HVS-650HS can switch between HD or SD formats and supports various HD formats
such as: 1080/60i, 59.94i, 50i, 24p, 24PsF, 23.98PsF, 720/60p, 59.94p, 50p as
well as SD formats of 525/60 (NTSC) and 625/50 (PAL).
HVS-650HS includes a wide array of effects and functions, such as: picture in
picture, two still stores, and a downstream keyer (DSK) with chroma key and
event memory that stores data for up to 100 events and setting conditions. The
picture-in-picture function comes standard. Users can build composites with up
to two reduced-size screens without using DVEs. DVE can be added as an option.
HVS-650HS switcher has both digital and analog input and output boards
available. Ten different configurations with several hundred variations of
signal I/O formats are possible. The HVS-650HS enables users to find the
optimal I/O configuration in virtually any operating environment. The HVS-650HS
switcher will begin shipping in August of this year.
Also being shown at InfoComm, FOR-A’s FA-9100 HD/SD, the latest
version of FA Series Model super signal processor, the HVS-500HS HANABI 1 M/E
switcher and the MV-410HS multi-viewer

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