FOR-A to Introduce MBP-1000VS 12G-SDI/IP Multi-Channel Video Server

FOR-A has announced that it will introduce a new 12G-SDI/IP multi-channel video server next month. The MBP-1000VS is designed for 4K editing environments, offering multi-input/output 4K and HD support and ingest, playout and 4K recording functionality.

With the new FOR-A video server, users can choose from four SSD capacities with maximum 9.6TB to meet their system needs, and can add an LTO option for immediate archiving of captured 4K material or extended recording. With the LTO option, for example, the 9.6TB model MBP-1000VS unit can record approximately 31 hours in XAVC Intra Class 300. The unit also enables recording of HD material for approximately 318 hours in MPEG-2 10-bit 4:2:2 50Mbps. Offering a full range of playout and ingest system applications, the MBP-1000VS is controllable from a variety of automated production control systems and offers redundant power supply.

4K XAVC and MPEG-2 codecs are available with the MBP-1000VS. FOR-A is offering a range of MBP-1000VS interfaces for 12G-SDI or video over IP transmission, including 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI and SFP+, to accommodate varying user needs for inputs/outputs and size of internal storage (SSD). The MBP-1000VS-12G, which mounts 12G-SDI in/out, supports quad-channel 4K XAVC codec. Standard configuration of this model provides two channels for recording and two for playback and it can be configured with up to four channels for recording and four for playback. The MBP-1000VS-IP includes a SFP+ port for 10 Gbps video over IP I/O. It supports up to dual-channel 4K XVAC codecs and can switch channels from encoding to decoding as needed. Supported formats for video over IP include SMPTE 2022-6/7 (TICO) and NMI (LLVC). This model also offers 3G-SDI output capabilities for monitoring. The MBP-1000VS series also includes an HD supporting model, which supports MPEG-2 codec and can be configured with up to eight channels for inputs/outputs.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at