AJA has used the occasion of the Inter BEE 2023 convention in Tokyo to unveil their DRM2, a rackmount frame that can house and power up to 12 AJA Mini-Converters of any kind, or up to 24 AJA FiDO Mini-Converters with a new optional DRM2 Y-Cable. The unit is designed to streamline broadcast, production, and proAV workflows by enabling professionals to rack mount multiple AJA Mini-Converters for signal conversion needs. It features a 200-watt fanless power supply and 3RU design and customer-requested features like a removable faceplate which allows quick access to the frame.
Mini-Converters are mounted to small carriers, which are easily installed or taken out without removing the frame from the rack. 12 carriers are integrated and replacement carriers can be purchased individually or in a 12-pack. The frame’s power cable harness has 13x D5/10-PC connectors and plugs into a connector on the power supply frame, enabling the creation of custom cabling to power whatever users require. The DRM2-AP model includes an optional active faceplate featuring four fans for maximum cooling in higher ambient temperature environments, facilitating high density installation without heat soak concerns.
The AJA DRM2 will be available for purchase in December 2023 and ships with a standard passive faceplate for an MSRP of $1,295 US. The DRM2-AP ships with an active cooling faceplate and is $1,495 US MSRP. The new optional DRM2 Y-Cable is available for $45 US MSRP each. For more information, visit: www.aja.com/DRM2.