AJA Announces New openGear® Fiber to 12G-SDI Converters
July 7, 2021
Grass Valley, CA (July 7, 2021) – AJA Video Systems has expanded its lineup of openGear® compatible 12G-SDI Fiber Converters with a pair of new OG-FiDO 12G cards for receiving signals from LC Fiber or ST Fiber and converting those signals to baseband 12G-SDI. OG-FiDO-R-12G-ST is a Fiber receiver that supports single-channel conversion from ST Fiber to 12G-SDI, and OG-FiDO-2R-12G offers dual-channel conversion from LC Fiber to 12G-SDI. Both new models receive 12G-SDI signals from standard Fiber video sources, including AJA FiDO Mini-Converters.
“Fiber solutions are critical for facilities looking to reduce cable runs while also having the ability to securely send high-bandwidth signals very long distances, and we’ve witnessed a surge in demand from customers looking to upgrade to 12G-SDI infrastructures,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “In response, we’ve released two new robust and powerful OG-FiDO 12G openGear receiver cards – joining the OG-FiDO-TR-12G Fiber transceiver – that offer reliable conversion within a compact, high-density, rack mountable form factor.”
AJA’s OG-FiDO 12G cards offer unmatched flexibility and cost efficiency for Fiber to 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI conversion, supporting extended cable runs (up to 10km) over standard single-mode Fiber optic cable. The OG-FiDO-R-12G-ST receiver is a single-channel converter for Single Mode ST Fiber to 12G-SDI conversion. For dual-channel conversion, the OG-FiDO-2R-12G receiver offers two independent channels of LC Fiber to 12G-SDI conversion. Both new models feature industry-wide compatibility with OG-X-FR, OG-3-FR, and DFR-8321 openGear frames, with a compact form factor allowing up to 10 cards per frame. AJA’s OG-FiDO 12G cards are hot-swappable, support HDR video, and feature automatic detection and reclocking. Support for Ross DashBoard software enables convenient remote status monitoring on a Windows, macOS, or Linux computer on a local network. All models are backed by AJA’s industry-leading support and a five-year warranty.
In addition to the new OG-FiDO 12G cards, AJA has also released a collection of new firmware updates for select AJA openGear card models, including OG-ROI-HDMI, OG-ROI-DVI, OG-ROI-SDI, OG-HA5-4K and OG-12GM. OG-ROI-HDMI v1.3.2, OG-ROI-DVI v1.3.2 and OG-HA5-4K v1.5.3 introduce Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) emulation, enabling the user to specify the desired video format to the connected HDMI source. OG-HA5-4K v1.5.3 and OG-12GM v1.1.2 adds simple frame rate conversion capabilities from p60 to p59.94 and p59.94 to p60. For the latest audio workflows, OG-HA5-4K v1.5.3 adds support for embedded audio pass-through of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus compressed audio, including Dolby Digital Plus JOC (joint object coding) for immersive audio. The new OG-12GM v1.1.2 firmware update also introduces PsF support for inputs and outputs. Additionally, OG-ROI-SDI v1.2.1 adds a fix for enhanced performance.
Pricing and Availability
OG-FiDO-R-12G-ST and OG-FiDO-2R-12G are now available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $945 and $1395 US MSRP, respectively. OG-ROI-HDMI v1.3.2, and OG-ROI-SDI v1.2.1, OG-HA5-4K v1.5.3, and OG-12GM v1.1.2, updates are now available as free downloads from AJA’s support page. For more information on AJA’s full lineup of openGear solutions, visit: https://www.aja.com/family/opengear.
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 manufactured 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.