AJA unveil RovoCam

AJA Video Systems have announced RovoCam, the company's first compact block camera for industrial, corporate, security, ProAV and broadcast applications
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AJA Video Systems has announced RovoCam, the company's first compact block camera for industrial, corporate, security, ProAV and broadcast applications.

According to AJA, Sony optics captures superior UltraHD and HD imagery with built-in 12x optical and up to 20x zoom.

The camera possesses a HDBaseT interface, which supports uncompressed video, power, stereo audio and RS-232 control over a single CAT 5e/6 cable running at lengths of up to 100 metres.

RovoCam is built around Sony's 4K FCB-ER8300 Functional Camera Block, which features back-illuminated CMOS sensor technology, as well as Sony image processing.

"Sony is proud to have collaborated with AJA on their innovative new RovoCam system development using the 4K FCB-ER8300 Functional Camera Block,” said John Monti, director of Sony Visual Imaging Solutions.

“We anticipate RovoCam will find homes in many ancillary video capture applications within the broadcast, content creation, security, corporate campus, and remote learning vertical markets.”

Nick Rashby, president of AJA Video Systems, said, "AJA has always been known for supporting open standards with highly functional, flexible and reliable technologies, and the release of RovoCam continues this trend.

“Marrying our HDBaseT interface technology with Sony's compact 4K camera delivers incredibly powerful camera acquisition with very simple single cable setup and operation.

"We've partnered closely with Sony for many years and RovoCam comes as the latest in a long line of collaborations with them."

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