AJA’s HELO v2.1 Firmware Update Enables Greater Customisation of Live Streaming

AJA Video Systems will highlight new v2.1 firmware for its standalone HELO H.264 streaming, recorder and encoder. The free update enables further customization of live streaming and recording workflows with HELO, and includes new features driven by customer feedback.

AJA's HELO v2.1 firmware highlights include: Closed Captioning, streaming from the SDI input; HLS streaming for direct interoperability with Apple iPads and other consumer devices; and Chinese, Japanese and Korean language support in HELO’s web UI. 

Offering both 3G-SDI and HDMI source inputs in a single device with the ability to encode up to 1080p 60 in beautiful and efficient H.264, HELO is designed to travel well, fit wherever needed.

HELO's small and robust form factor makes it perfect for live events, webcasts, production and post.  Users can stream out to a CDN and record to SD, SDHC or SDXC cards, USB storage or NFS or CIFS mounted network-based shares simultaneously.

HELO encodes to H.264/MPEG-4 ensuring bandwidth efficiencies with widely compatible files. From tablets to smartphones, desktops to Smart TVs, no translation necessary. Standard two-channel stereo audio can be encoded at up to 24-bit 48kHz at data rates ranging from 32kbps to 256kps in MPEG-4 AAC-LC, allowing users to make the most appropriate choices for their project's needs.

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