AJA Introduces New 12G-SDI Mini-Converters
Debuts 12G-SDI 4-channel analog audio embedder/disembedder converters with LC and ST Fiber options, 12G FiDO ST converters and ST Fiber support for HA5-12G and Hi5-12G
June 23, 2020
Grass Valley, CA (June 23, 2020) – AJA Video Systems has expanded its powerful, portable family of 12G-SDI Mini-Converters, including new models that extend Fiber connectivity to simplify the transfer of 12G-SDI over long distances (up to 10 km) via a single optical cable with lockable ST connectors. FiDO-T-12G-ST and FiDO-R-12G-ST enable single-channel conversion between 12G-SDI and ST Fiber; the HA5-12G-T-ST and Hi5-12G-R-ST support conversion between HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI and ST Fiber; and the 12G-AMA facilitates 12G-SDI analog audio embedding/disembedding, with a range of model variations available for transmitting and receiving signals over 12G-SDI BNC, LC Fiber or ST Fiber.
“Our new 12G-SDI Mini-Converters offer advanced flexibility for a range of live production and ProAV workflows, extending Fiber connectivity options and featuring single-cable transport to further streamline production chains,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “As we continue to expand our portfolio of Mini-Converters, we’re committed to providing our customers with the latest 12G-SDI solutions for simpler cabling and increased bandwidth, especially as the production of higher raster, deep color content continues to grow.”
FiDO-T-12G-ST is a single-channel 12G-SDI to single-mode ST Fiber transmitter, with 12G-SDI loop out. Featuring dual 12G-SDI outputs, FiDO-R-12G-ST is a single-channel, single-mode ST Fiber to 12G-SDI receiver. All models include ST connectors and feature compact profiles for small spaces.
HA5-12G-T-ST converts HDMI 2.0 to 12G-SDI for 4K/Ultra HD single link outputs and includes 12G ST Fiber connectivity for transporting signals over long distances. Hi5-12G-R-ST is a 12G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 Mini-Converter featuring 12G ST Fiber connectivity that supports up to 60p for 4K/UltraHD. Unique HDR support includes HDR10 metadata in accordance with HDMI 2.0/CTA-861.3, as well as HLG over HDMI.
12G-AMA is a 4-channel analog audio embedder/disembedder with support for 12G-SDI BNC input and output up to 4K/UltraHD. Both the embed and disembed functions are simultaneously active, and the supplied breakout cable offers 4-channel balanced XLR input and output. 12G-AMA is also available with 12G LC Fiber transmitter, receiver, and transceiver models, as well as 12G ST Fiber transmitter and receiver models.
These new AJA Mini-Converters run on 5-16VDC power (with DWP-U-R1 universal power supply included) and are backed by AJA’s industry-leading support and five-year warranty.
In addition, AJA has released new FIBERST-1RX-12G and FIBERST-1TX-12G SFP modules. The FIBERST-1RX-12G is now available for AJA 12G-AMA and Hi5-12G and the FIBERST-1TX-12G supports the AJA 12G-AMA and HA5-12G.
Pricing and Availability
All new AJA 12G-SDI Mini-Converters and SFP modules are available now through AJA’s worldwide reseller network. US MSRP pricing for each model is as follows:
- FiDO-R-12G-ST and FiDO-T-12G-ST $895 each
- HA5-12G-T-ST and Hi5-12G-R-ST $1095 each
- 12G-AMA $995
- 12G-AMA-R and 12G-AMA-T $1295 each
- 12G-AMA-TR $1395
- 12G-AMA-R-ST and 12G-AMA-T-ST $1395 each
- FIBERST-1RX-12G and FIBERST-1TX-12G SFP modules $395 each
For more information on AJA’s full lineup of Mini-Converters, visit: www.aja.com/family/mini-converters
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.