Media Links & FOR-A Establish Strategic Alliance for Next-Gen IP Broadcast

Media Links announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Japan-based FOR-A. Media Links and FOR-A will collaborate on system proposals, design and integration of next-generation IP broadcasting solutions, specifically addressing the Japanese marketplace.

FOR-A provides innovative and diverse solutions for video production environments including signal processing and conversion, video switchers, asset management and archive systems, along with chroma key, telop processing, and video multi-viewer products. As part of its system integration business, FOR-A also combines equipment from third party vendors along with its own to provide comprehensive broadcast market system solutions.

Media Links delivers IP-based technology products and solutions that are integral to customers’ broadcast facilities, from Media over IP transport solutions including the MD8000 Series to its IP Video Router System.

This strategic alliance combines Media Links’ leading-edge IP solutions with FOR-A’s baseband, file-based and graphics products, offering an advanced system solution for broadcast media distribution applications.

Both Media Links and FOR-A exhibited at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (InterBEE), a three-day event held between 16-18 November 2016 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, just outside of Tokyo. Media Links’ stand and FOR-A’s stand were connected to each other through a fibre based optical network, showcasing their combined IP-based, next generation system solution for media distribution applications.

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