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AJA Video Systems Inc HELO
Stand-Alone Professional H.264 HD/SD Recorder/Streamer


For the ability to record, stream, and deliver H.264 content at the touch of a button - turn to AJA's HELO.
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For the ability to record, stream, and deliver H.264 content at the touch of a button - turn to AJA's HELO. This H.264 recording and streaming stand-alone appliance from AJA brings both SDI and HDMI I/O all into a single appliance with the ability to simultaneously stream out to your Content Delivery Network (CDN) as well as encode and record H.264 files to either SD cards, USB storage or network based storage simultaneously.

HELO is a cost effective, flexible recording and streaming appliance with 1080p 60 capability and the flexibility to be used anywhere, due to its compact size and robust aluminum case. HELO provides both SDI and HDMI looping inputs, the ability to record to SD cards, USB drives or Network shares, and simultaneously streams across Ethernet to your CDN, for a rich combination of features in a stand-alone solution.

To streamline on-site workflows, HELO offers dedicated front-panel buttons for Recording and Streaming. A web browser based UI allows for easy configuration and control. Simply connect any video device to HELO via 3G-SDI or HDMI and record H.264 files and stream as needed. Small and easily portable, HELO opens up a world of new streaming workflows for AV, live events, houses of worship, webcasting, corporate communications, production and post. HELO is easy to configure and control, with powerful streaming and recording options, in a compact, robust, and portable device. Professional streaming has never been easier.

AJA HELO Features:

  • Connect: Your projects vary, so you need flexible connectivity. HELO delivers with 3G-SDI and HDMI video inputs and outputs. 24-bit audio at 48 kHz embedded in the SDI or HDMI signal ensures you never lose sync, plus Line Level, Unbalanced stereo 3.5mm TRS connectors have you covered
  • Encode: HELO encodes to H.264/MPEG-4 ensuring bandwidth efficiencies with widely compatible files. From tablets to Smartphones, Desktops to Smart TVs, no translation necessary. 2-Channel Stereo Audio can be encoded at up to 24-bit 48kHz at data rates ranging from 32kbps to 256kps in Mpeg-4-LC, allowing you to make the most appropriate choice for your project's needs
  • Record: HELO offers a dedicated Record button right onthe front of HELO’s small and mobile interface for immediate recording. Simply plug in your NTFS 3.1 or FAT 32 formatted USB drive, SD card or connected network storage and record immediately
  • Stream: A USB connection and robust web-browser based UI allows you to setup and configure your CDN connection before you even arrive at your event. Once there, simply press the Stream button and deliver your project across HELO’s Ethernet connection, which allows support for RTP/RTSP, RTMP as well as Unicast
  • Web Server Built-In: AJA eMini-Setup and HELO’s easy to use web-browser Interface make HELO simple to setup, configure and update firmware at any time. You can connect to HELO either via its direct USB port to set static/dynamic IP addresses though AJA eMini-Setup software or over the network using HELO’s web server generated UI
  • Mass Media: HELO’s H.264 based encoding not only ensures beautiful, efficiently sized files, it means your recording medium choices are wide open. Utilize USB thumb sticks, drives and RAIDs, common SD or SDHC media or network shares across a switch. Pick to suit your project
  • 1080p 60: For Ki Pro or CION Users, HELO expands your HD pipeline with up to 1080p 60 support. Simply connect via 3G-SDI or HDMI and record H.264 proxy files for fast onsite portable editing on a laptop and stream your live capture or playback as needed
  • Small Form Factor: HELO’s small and robust form factor is essential for your busy schedule. Live events, webcasts, production and post locations vary and you need a device that can take the heat. HELO is designed to travel well, fit wherever needed and continuously deliver; all with full size connectivity. Along with the remote portability, HELO's size makes it ideal for desktop use as well
  • Additional AJA HELO Features:
    • 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 options
    • Second USB port to configure static/dynamic IP address, or make firmware updates via a simple UI
    • Stream and record buttons for easy start/stop triggers or complete web browser based control
    • 5v-20v operation, and includes AJA DWP-U-R1 international power supply

AJA HELO Specifications:

  • Video Formats:
    • (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60*
    • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    • (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
    • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
    • (SD) 525i, 625i

NOTE: * 2K inputs are center cut to 1080p and are only supported on SDI input

  • Video Codec Support: H.264/MPEG-4 Encoder
  • Video Encoding Parameters:
    • 100 kbps to 20 Mbps (TBD) streamed output
    • 100 kbps to 20 Mbps (TBD) recorded output
    • Up to 1080p 60
    • Supports Baseline, Main and High
    • 2.0, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0 and 4.1 level support
  • Audio Encoding Parameters:
    • 32 kbps to 256 kbps
    • 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz 2-Channel stereo
    • MPEG-4 AAC-LC
  • Protocols: RTMP, RTSP/RTP, Unicast and Multi Unicast(3-10 Clients)
  • Storage:
    • 1 x USB 2.0 slot, (Can be NTFS 3.1 or FAT32)
    • 1 x SD Card slot, SD and SDHC cards (NTFS 3.1)
    • Mounted Network Share
  • Video Input Digital:
    • 1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 10-bit
    • Single Link 4:2:2, 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
    • 1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector
    • HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr
  • Video Output Digital:
    • 1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-292/296/424, 10-bit
    • Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
    • 1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector
    • HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr
  • Audio Input Digital:
    • 2-Channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
    • 2-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • Audio Input Analog:
    • 2-Channel, Analog (Line Level, Unbalanced stereo 1 x 3.5mm TRS connector)
  • Audio Output Digital:
    • 2-Channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
    • 2-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio, 48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
  • Audio Output Analog: 2-Channel, Analog (Line Level,Unbalanced stereo 1 x 3.5mm TRS connector)
  • Network Interface:
    • 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)
    • Embedded web server for Configuration and Control
  • User Interface:
    • Stream Button
    • Record Button
    • Web UI
    • Simple Web Configuration via AJA eMini-Setup (OSX and PC)
  • Size (WxDxH): 7.00” x 4.66” x 1.02” (177.8 x 139.8 x25.8mm)
  • Weight: 0.8 lb (0.4 kg)
  • Power: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz Universal Input, +5-20V DC13W Max
  • Environment:
    • Operating Temperature: 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
    • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
    • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)
    • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)

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