AJA announces OG-12GDA-2×4 openGear 12G-SDI distribution amplifier

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AJA Video Systems recently announced the OG-12GDA-2×4, an openGear 12G-SDI distribution amplifier, featuring support for High Dynamic Range video and Ross DashBoard software for remote monitoring.

Designed for critical broadcast, OB truck and live event production environments, OG-12GDA-2×4 features dual-channel inputs for incoming 12G-SDI signals, with reclocking of the distributed signals to dual 4x 12G-SDI outputs. In an AJA OG-X-FR openGear frame, this allows for incredibly high density with up to 20x 12G-SDI inputs distributed to a total of 80x 12G-SDI outputs when fully loaded with ten cards.

OG-12GDA-2×4 features compatibility with OGX, OG3 and DFR-8321 openGear frames, and DashBoard software support on Windows, macOS and Linux for flexible device control and monitoring over a local network or remotely.

OG-12GDA-2×4 features include:

  • Dual 1×4 12G-SDI openGear Distribution Amplifiers
  • Dual 1x 12G-SDI BNC inputs
  • Dual 4x noninverting 12G-SDI BNC outputs
  • Format agnostic 270 Mbps – 12 Gbps video formats
  • Automatic input equalisation and output reclocking
  • Support for HDR video
  • Passes embedded audio, all ancillary data including closed caption and time code
  • Input Present and Input SMPTE Lock LEDs
  • 10x 12G-BNC rear connector module included
  • Power: 4.5 watts
  • Hot swappable
  • DashBoard Support with OGX, OG3 and DFR-8321 openGear frames
  • Five-year warranty

“To address the rigorous demands of modern production environments, we strive to provide our customers with powerful, new technologies for more flexible and fail-safe workflows,” said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “We’re excited to introduce the OG-12GDA-2×4, our first 12G-SDI openGear card, to seamlessly integrate into higher bandwidth 12G-SDI workflows that support higher resolution, large raster content at higher frame rates – with less cabling.”

OG-12GDA-2×4 will be available in December through AJA’s worldwide reseller network.