AJA ships HELO H.264 streaming and recording device
By: Fergal Ringrose
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:12 pm

AJA Video Systems has released HELO, its portable new H.264 streaming and recording device. Combining 3G-SDI and HDMI I/O into one standalone appliance, HELO allows users to stream video signals directly to Web Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) while simultaneously encoding and recording H.264 files to an SD card, USB drive or network-based storage with the push of a button.

With 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, the power to handle up to 1080p 60 recording formats and an intuitive web-based UI for easy setup and configuration, HELO offers a range of professional workflow options that match a diverse array of streaming and recording needs for professionals working in live event production, webcasting, houses of worship, corporate communications, production and post. Compact and encased in aluminum, the lightweight device is designed to travel well for remote projects.

HELO feature highlights include:
— Standalone HD/SD H.264 streaming and recording
— H.264 streaming and recording bitrates up to 20 Mbps, independently configurable
— Up to 1080p 60 recording/streaming for high-quality video delivery
— 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs
— Embedded audio support and dual RCA jacks for audio monitoring
— USB, SD card and network recording for flexible, scalable and inexpensive storage
— Second USB port to configure static/dynamic IP addresses, or make firmware updates via a simple UI
— Dedicated stream and record buttons for easy start/stop triggers or complete web browser-based control
— Small form factor for remote portability and desktop use
— 5v-20v operation and an AJA DWP-U-R1 international power supply

HELO is available today through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for a US MSRP of $1,295. For more information, visit: https://www.aja.com/en/products/helo.