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FOR-A To Display Updates To Its SOAR-A Platform

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FOR-A is showcasing significant updates to its SOAR-A platform at the 2024 NAB Show.

The SOAR-A, Software Optimised Appliance Revolutionised by FOR-A, lineup includes SOAR-A EDGE, an IP transport appliance; SOAR-A IPTV, an IPTV distribution service; SOAR-A GRAPHICS - a CG and graphics engine; SOAR-A SWITCH - a fully software-based switcher; and SOAR-A PLAY– a software-based media server.

Powered by SipRadius, the SOAR-A EDGE workflow enables highly secure REMI production and gateway-free streaming. It boasts an expandable IP-based architecture and supports the conversion and delivery of SD, HD, 4K and NDI® to SMPTE ST 2110 signals. It is compatible with WebRTC and utilises RIST (Reliable Internet Streaming Transport).

At NAB, SOAR-A EDGE will include the ability to incorporate two new codeces – JPEG XS and AV1. It is compatible with WebRTC and utilises RIST.

SOAR-A PLAY, powered by Odyssey, is a versatile software-based media server, which is designed for use by broadcasters, corporate A/V departments, and video production companies. At NAB, the SOAR-A PLAY line up evolves to include up to 8 channel-capability for NDI, 3G, and SMPTE ST 2110. The SOAR-A PLAY NDI server is compliant with all flavors, including NDI HX, NDI high bandwidth, and the newly announced NDI 6. The SOAR-A Play ST 2110 server will feature a JPEG XS option.

SOAR-A GRAPHICS, powered by ClassX, is a production graphics engine. FOR-A will demonstrate the evolution of SOAR-A GRAPHICS with its support of the MOS protocol for communications between newsroom computer systems and newsroom equipment, such as video servers, still stores, and character generators. The XR version of SOAR-A GRAPHICS is a cost-effective AR/VR/XR platform for corporate A/V producers and broadcasters.

SOAR-A SWITCH, powered by ClassX, is a fully software-based switcher. Thanks to the deep graphics experience of ClassX, there are a wide range of artistic options available for all effects, including transitions and effects.

FOR-A continues to evolve its software-based product line up with upgrades and looks to the development of an end-to-end cloud workflow in the near-term.

FOR-A will exhibit in booth #C4507 during the 2024 NAB Show, running from April 14-17 in the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Save the Date: FOR-A will also hold an NAB welcome reception, 'FOR-A Connect', on Saturday, April 13th at 4pm in Room N240/242.

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