FOR-A has announced the debut of its HVS-190 video switcher, which can be deployed in a fully NDI-compatible live video production ecosystem.
The switcher supports high-bandwidth NDI and NDI |HX input and comes standard with 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI interfaces.
The HVS-190 features frame synchronisation and processing amplification on all inputs and is available in two models, said the company. The HVS-190S includes a control panel separate from the main unit, supports eight inputs/five outputs, and is expandable to 20 inputs/11 outputs. The HVS-190I is an integrated control panel/main unit video switcher with the same standard I/O configuration as the HVS-190S and is expandable to 16 inputs/9 outputs, said FOR-A.
Both HVS-190 models include keyer, chroma keyer, multi viewer, still/clip store, macro, and event memory functions as standard. A browser-based control and setup is also supported for both options.
NDI connectivity is provided via an optional card, the HVS-NIF. Each card provides four inputs/two outputs. The HVS-190 switchers enables users to output from PTZ cameras, webcams, smartphone camera apps, computer content, and other sources and route video/audio from a single switcher to multiple devices, said the company. It also provides two-way communication with multiple video, audio, control, or tally systems using only Ethernet cables. SDI playout and IP streaming occur simultaneously, enabling mixed or coordinated broadcasts of both sources.
“The HVS-190 is an ideal addition to our HVS Series of video production switchers,” said Satoshi Kanemura, president, FOR-A Americas. “From its NDI support to a highly flexible configuration, this is a switcher that addresses many applications, from broadcast to live event coverage and corporate a/v facilities, at an unbeatable price point.”
The switcher will be on show at FOR-A’s stand at NAB Show.