AJA Announces HELO v2.1 Firmware at NAB 2018

AJA Announces HELO v2.1 Firmware at NAB 2018

Update adds support for closed captioning and HLS streaming, and new Chinese, Japanese and Korean language web UI options

April 9, 2018

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Stand SL2505 (April 9, 2018)—AJA Video Systems today announced v2.1 firmware for its standalone HELO H.264 streaming, recording and encoding device. The free update enables further customization of live streaming and recording workflows with HELO, and includes new features driven by customer feedback.  

HELO v2.1 firmware feature highlights include:

  • Closed Captioning (CC) streaming from SDI input
  • HLS streaming for direct interoperability with Apple® iPads® and other consumer devices
  • Chinese, Japanese and Korean language support in HELO’s web UI

“With live streaming increasingly used by businesses and individuals to connect with wider audiences in real-time, we’ve seen an uptick in HELO use across a variety of environments,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “Taking customer feedback into account, v2.1 gives HELO users important new functionality while also introducing features to an even wider range of streaming use-cases, including closed caption support for various broadcast OTT needs, and broader language support on the web UI.”

Pricing and Availability
HELO v2.1 will be available in June 2018 as a free download from AJA’s support page. HELO is currently available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $1295 US MSRP. For more information, visit: https://www.aja.com/products/helo.

HELO is an affordable, flexible stand-alone H.264 streaming and recording device. Combining 3G-SDI and HDMI I/O into a single appliance, it allows users to stream out to a CDN while simultaneously encoding and recording H.264 files to either SD cards, USB storage or network-based storage.

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional broadcast, video and post production markets. AJA products are designed and assembled at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at www.aja.com

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Karen Raz 
Raz Public Relations, LLC
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