Cleveland Browns Begin Upgrade To HD With Selection Of FOR-A FA-9100 Frame Synchronizers

CYPRESS, CA--The Cleveland Browns football team has selected nine FOR-A FA9100 HD frame synchronizers with up, down, and cross conversion. The frame synchronizers will be used within the scoreboard control room at the Cleveland Browns Stadium.

The purchase marks a first step in a gradual upgrade to HD. The FA-9100 receives HD signals fed from trucks positioned outside the stadium and then down converts the signals to SD. The SD video is then used to supply video feeds of instant replay to the stadium’s scoreboard.

The FA-9100/RPS supports all video signal formats, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, HD analog components, SD analog components as well as NTSC/PAL analog composite. The selection of the FA-9100 was based upon its ability to handle a number of formats. Anthony Klick, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, FOR-A Corporation of America, said, “The FA-9100 was tested extensively on site, and the staff was very impressed with both its ease of use and quality of performance.”

The FA-9100/RPS uses 12-bit internal processing to product high quality images. The FA-9100/RPS features additional options such as an up/down/cross-converter, color corrector, DV/HDV interface, logo generator, Dolby E encoder, Dolby E decoder, frame rate converter, and auto level controller.

The FA-9100/RPS provides digital or analog input/output for audio as well. 8-channel support is provided for embedded audio and AES/EBU, and 4-channel support is provided for analog audio. Multi-channel audio signal processing is possible without phase differences between channels. Individual level adjustments can be made for each audio channel, and audio delay adjustment is provided for synchronizing to the video signal.

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