ASK Corporation relies on AJA’s remote production solutions to expand its presence at the Inter BEE 2021 trade show

Tokyo-based distributor ASK Corporation chose to make the most of their modest booth space and maintain social distancing by attending Inter BEE 2021 trade show. They created a remote product demonstration workflow with AJA BRIDGE LIVE at the center of the implementation.

With a BRIDGE LIVE encoder/decoder in the booth and at the studio, live video was transmitted via SRT and audio through Zoom using NDI and SDI connections. PTZ cameras in the booth provided the remote studio crew a feed of what was happening at the show. The ASK team recorded their demos using AJA Ki Pro Ultra 12G and Ki Pro GO. USB 3 drives from the Ki Pro GO were then immediately handed off to the ASK team to create a highlight reel that would get people excited to visit the booth throughout the show. Along with BRIDGE LIVE, Ki Pro Ultra 12G, and Ki Pro GO, ASK regularly uses a host of AJA openGear cards and AJA Mini-Converters – from the OG-ROI-HDMI to the Hi5-3Gs; U-TAP (HDMI and SDI) USB 3.0 capture devices for Zoom; and KUMO routers for live switching.

“We’d received a lot of inquiries from customers about remote workflow solutions, so when we decided to have a booth at Inter BEE, we were motivated to develop one to demo our products at the show and also serve as an example for customers,” explained ASK Public Relations Representative Mayuko Minami. “AJA BRIDGE LIVE allowed us to facilitate high-quality, real-time video collaboration between booth visitors and crew at our studio located in Tokyo.”

“BRIDGE LIVE has four SDI connectors and an unlimited IP stream pipeline, which was essential for our remote trade show application,” noted ASK Technical Engineer Akiko Matsunaga. “Its support for NDI is also important. This made it easier to expand the number of sources and destinations we could harness using existing networks, with BRIDGE LIVE handling the encode/decode and allowing us to easily control monitoring with just one UI screen monitor.”

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