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New FOR-A MV-3200 Series Multi-Viewer provides customizable Support for up to 32 Mixed Inputs


FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will introduce the MV-3200 Series multi-viewer at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 12-15 (Booth C5219). The new multi-viewer supports mixed HD, SD, analog, and PC signals, and has a variety of on-screen features for a customized display environment.

Up to 32 video windows can be displayed

“In today’s complicated broadcast environments, control rooms need to monitor a wide variety of signals,” said Hiro Tanoue, president, FOR-A Corporation of America. “Our new MV-3200 provides the inputs and signal flexibility required so control rooms don’t have to supplement their video walls with additional monitors.”

Within its 2 RU frame, up to four input boards and two output boards can be installed in the MV-3200 to create a multi-viewer with a maximum of 32 inputs and four display outputs. The choice of input boards provides support for various asynchronous HD/SD-SDI, analog composite, and DVI (analog and digital) signals, as well as analog or AES audio. FOR-A offers multiple board options to support the type and number of input signals to be displayed.

Up to 32 video windows can be displayed for each output board. Both output boards operate independently, so if one malfunctions, the other can continue to display all inputs. The input video can be selected for each window, and the same input can be displayed on multiple windows, if desired. The MV-3200 can also display up to four clocks, which can also be used as countdown timers, for each output board.

Other on-screen features include audio level and tally displays. For title displays, up to 16 letters or numbers can be displayed within or outside the picture. FOR-A’s PC-based layout editor makes it easy for the user to change various settings, and up to 32 layout patterns can be saved.

The MV-3200 Series will be available in May 2010.