AJA Introduces FiDO 12G SDI/Optical Fiber Mini-Converters

AJA Video Systems unveiled a new line of FiDO 12G to Fiber/Fiber to 12G Mini-Converters at IBC.

AJA said new price reductions have also been announced for the Hi5-4K-Plus (3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0) and 3GM (3G/1.5G Mux/DeMux) Mini-Converters, bringing the costs down from $695 to $595 and $795 to $495 respectively.

AJA’s new FiDO converters support the transport of 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD video and audio over long distances (up to 6.2 miles) over one optical cable. The new 12G-SDI models are the FiDO-TR-12G transceiver, FiDO-T-12G single-channel transmitter, FiDO-R-12G single-channel receiver, FiDO-2T-12G dual-channel transmitter and FiDO-2R-12G dual-channel receiver.

An extension of AJA’s FiDO (Fiber Digital Optical) family of SDI/Optical Fiber converters, the new transceiver, transmitters and receivers meet relevant SMPTE specifications, and are built with a compact enclosure to fit into racks, OB trucks or studios.

FiDO-TR-12G, FiDO-2T-12G and FiDO-2R-12G will be available autumn, 2017 for $1,325 each, and FiDO-T-12G and FiDO-R-12G will be available for $785 each in autumn, 2017. All are available for pre-order today.

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