AJA Debuts New Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015

HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI Mini-Converters Transmit and Receive HDMI over Ethernet, ROI-DP Provides Region-of-Interest DisplayPort to SDI, and FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R Provide 4 Channels of 3G-SDI to Fiber Conversion

Orlando, FL, InfoComm Booth #1671 (June 16, 2015)AJA Video Systems today introduced five new Mini-Converters at InfoComm 2015, the HB-T-HDMI, and the HB-R-HDMI, along with the ROI-DP, FiDO-4T and the FiDO-4R. ROI-DP provides real-time region-of-interest output to HD-SDI video from any DisplayPort enabled computer. The HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI offer easy extension of UltraHD or HD HDMI signals over Ethernet cable, utilizing the industry standard HDBaseT protocol. FiDO-4T (transmit) and FiDO-4R (receive) conveniently deliver up to four channels of 3G-SDI over fiber on standard LC connectors.

“The use cases for these new products are virtually unlimited–and we’ve painstakingly engineered these Mini-Converters to be super simple to operate, with the quality, performance and reliability that AJA is known for,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.

The HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI can extend workflows in a variety of scenarios including: fixed installation AV, digital signage, live events, post production/network/studio environments and on set. Use these Mini-Converters to extend HD and UltraHD HDMI signals over existing Cat5/6 or 7 cable. These new Mini-Converters also allow for the extension of bi-directional IR and RS-232 for device control.

Key Features of HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI:

  • Extend uncompressed UltraHD or HD HDMI signals up to 100m over Ethernet cable
  • Support for Deep Color, 3D, EDID, HDCP
  • Extends bi-directional IR and RS-232 for Device Control
  • Support for PCM 2 CH, LPCM 5.1, LPCM 7.1
  • Support for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Wide Support for VESA (Computer) formats and DVI compatibility (via adapter)
  • HDBaseT Certified “4K” UltraHD Signal Extender
  • Compatible with AJA DRM frame for rack installations
  • 5-20VDC power via supplied international power adapter
  • 5-year warranty

ROI-DP is AJA’s newest region of interest Mini-Converter allowing high quality conversion and real-time region-of-interest scaling of computer DisplayPort outputs to baseband video over SDI.

Key Features of ROI-DP:

  • Convert computer signals to professional video, with region of interest scaling
  • User adjustable “Region of Interest” with interactive on-screen controls via supplied AJA MiniConfig software for Mac/PC
  • Frame-rate conversion
  • Automatic input detection and configuration
  • SDI output support for common SD and HD formats
  • 4:3/16:9 conversion modes supported
  • Embedded SDI audio output
  • Reference input
  • 3.5mm analog audio input embedded into SDI output
  • Easy user control via USB
  • Loop-through DisplayPort connector
  • 5-20VDC power via supplied international power adapter
  • 5-year warranty

The FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R expand AJA’s family of fiber optic converters. FiDO-4T is a 4-channel 3G-SDI to Single Mode Fiber converter, and FiDO-4R is 4-channel Single Mode Fiber to 3G-SDI. This pair of converters will allow conversion of 4K SDI using 4x 3G-SDI transport onto four fiber cables, using a single conversion box at each end. The FiDO-4T is ideal for conversion of 4K cameras to fiber. Each channel is fully independent, so the devices can also be used for four independent 3G-SDI streams. The FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R use LC connectors on the fiber side, with dual SFP cages. The FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R complement the recently introduced FiDO-4T-ST and FiDO-4R-ST, which offer the same solution in ST connectivity.

Key Features:

  • Ideal for remote 4K camera installations
  • Transport of SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI over single mode fiber
  • Auto-detection of video format
  • All SDI Ancillary data including embedded audio is passed
  • LC fiber connectors
  • All inputs, either SDI or fiber, are equalized and re-clocked
  • ASI compatible
  • Useful for eliminating ground loop problems
  • 5-20VDC power via supplied international power adapter
  • 5-year warranty

Pricing and Availability

HB-T-HDMI and HB-R-HDMI are available for $395 US MSRP each, starting late summer. ROI-DP is available this month for $995 US MSRP. FiDO-4T and FiDO-4R are available in July for $1495 US MSRP each. For more information about these products, and where they can be purchased, please visit

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.

Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of video interface technologies, converters, digital video recording solutions and professional cameras, bringing high-quality, cost-effective products to the professional, broadcast and post-production markets. AJA products are designed and manufactured at our facilities in Grass Valley, California, and sold through an extensive sales channel of resellers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website at


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