New AJA Products Recognized with Prestigious Awards at IBC 2011

AJA Io XT Thunderbolt™ I/O and UDC Mini-Converter Recognized by TV Technology Europe and Broadcast Engineering Magazines

AJA Video Systems announced that two of the new products the company introduced at the recent International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) were recognized with awards. AJA Io XT, a Thunderbolt-enabled I/O device garnered a 2011 STAR Award from TV Technology Europe, and AJA UDC, an Up/Down/Cross Mini-Converter, received a Pick Hit Award from Broadcast Engineering Magazine.

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AJA Io XT enables video professionals to connect to a Thunderbolt-enabled Apple computer via a single cable. While a number of Thunderbolt-enabled devices debuted at the Amsterdam exhibition, the AJA Io XT is the only one that provides two Thunderbolt ports to enable daisy-chaining of multiple peripherals. TV Technology Europe editors recognized this innovation with a STAR Award, which celebrates the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry.

The AJA UDC Up/Down/Cross Mini-Converter provides high quality conversions between SD, HD and 3G video formats in a small and cost effective package. After evaluating the many new technologies introduced at IBC, judges from Broadcast Engineering awarded the AJA UDC with a Pick Hit Award based on the technical and financial improvements that it can bring to a broadcast facility’s operation.

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“We’re honored to have our new products recognized for innovation and for the positive impact they bring to broadcast and video professionals,” said AJA President Nick Rashby. “We see our role as solving problems, simplifying processes, and making it easier for people and facilities to adopt new workflows and take advantage of the newest technologies as quickly and painlessly as possible. We respect TV Technology and Broadcast Engineering immensely and thank them for these awards.”

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion, acquisition and Desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post- production markets. With headquarters in Grass Valley, California, AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world.

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