NAB 2022: FOR-A Takes Home TV Tech's Best of Show Award for FA-1616 Multi-Signal Processor
FOR-A Corporation was honored with a TV Tech Best of Show 2022 Award for its FA-1616 multi-channel signal processor. With its software-defined architecture, the FA-1616 supports the industry’s rapid shift from Serial Digital Interface (SDI) to Internet Protocol (IP). Because broadcasters must protect their current hardware investment, FOR-A has developed a new line of products, including the FA-1616, that provide a flexible, cost-effective gateway to the IP world.
“With live events coming back to the forefront and becoming commonplace again, this year’s Best of Show Awards were expected to be more competitive than ever — and they didn’t disappoint,” says Tom Butts, Content Director for TV Tech. “The amount of entries matched the positive attendance at this year’s show and selecting the winners proved to be challenging. Those who have won can know that their solution was truly outstanding and impressed our judges, as all entries received were of a high level.”
The TV Tech Best of Show 2022 Awards recognize those outstanding products and solutions from the technology and media industries exhibited at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas, with entries being considered for their innovation, prowess and capabilities. The Awards have run for several years and are fiercely competitive, with hundreds of nominees throughout various categories. The FA-1616 has been given this accolade following a rigorous judging process which evaluated value for money, feature set, ease of use and the general merits of what it can offer users.
“We’re delighted that FA-1616 has been recognized by the TV Tech judging panel,” says Satoshi Kanemura, President, FOR-A Corporation of America. “This award reaffirms our belief that a software-defined architecture is the ideal solution for a cost-effective migration from SDI to media-over-IP. Adding new functionality through software means the customer can configure the system to their needs, without additional hardware investment. It also means that hybrid production, using a variety of signal formats, can be easily accomplished. This kind of agile solution is what drives FOR-A, and the kind of innovative thinking that powers all FOR-A products. We are very thankful for this recognition from TV Technology.”
With SMPTE ST-2110 and ST-2022 I/F protocols, the FA-1616 is an optimal gateway between SDI and IP as well as IP to IP and SDI to SDI – which is ideal for SDI & IP hybrid operation. The FA-1616 multi-channel signal processor series includes three models. Each provide either 16 input/16 output, selectable 16 I/O, or selectable 32 I/O – allowing the user to configure the system to suit their needs.