FOR-A to Showcase Video Switcher & Signal Processing Technology at GV Expo 2014

Cypress, CA — At this week’s Government Video Expo, held December 3-4 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., FOR-A America will display several of its popular video switcher and signal processing equipment. The company will exhibit within the Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) booth, #401.

“GV Expo is a highly targeted, important show for FOR-A,” said Jay Shinn, Vice President of FOR-A America. “It brings together video production, broadcast, digital media and government video specialists in one compact, two-day conference. It’s an opportunity for us to show how our technology specifically benefits this particular user group. It has always been a very successful show for us in terms of talking with current customers and meeting potential customers who are not as familiar with our product range.”

At the show, FOR-A will demonstrate its HVS-100 portable video switcher. The unit is capable of 4K production and offers a wide range of functions, including mixed HD/SD input, frame synchronization, multi-viewer capability, re-sizing engine, 2.5D wipe effects and DVE and keyer with chroma key. An ideal fit for government applications, the HVS-100 is currently in use for in-house video production and creation of training videos and live presentation events for the U.S. Navy.

Another video switcher that will be shown at GV Expo is the cost-effective HVS-390HS unit. Offering powerful M/E functionality that allows for greater user flexibility and control, the HVS-390HS offers up to three different control panels and five remote AUX control panels that can be used simultaneously. The built-in Web browser function gives users even more control, allowing operators to set up and edit the switcher via a Mac, PC or tablet. The HVS-390HS is currently deployed in a variety of government applications, including use by NASA to produce live rocket launch event coverage at Wallops Flight Facility.

FOR-A will also showcase signal processing technology. The company will demonstrate its FA-505 multi-channel signal processor. First introduced earlier this year at NAB, the five-input, five-output signal processor features up/down/cross/aspect ratio conversion capability on each input and is ideal for 4K applications. The FA-505 also features a powerful synchronizer that includes frame/line/AVDL modes, video delay line of up to eight frames, full RGB color correction, and 16 channels of embedded audio per channel, with the ability to remap channels from any input to any output.

Another FOR-A signal processor that will be shown at GV Expo is the award-winning FA-1010 multi-channel unit. With 10 video inputs and outputs, the new FA-1010 offers multi-channel routing between sources as well as effective video and audio signal processing for line, relay, reporting, production, editing and delivery applications.

GV Expo is Washington’s largest technology event for video, broadcast and AV professionals. Last year’s event featured over 150 exhibits and drew 6,000 registrants.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at


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