WorldStage to Produce Live Events with FOR-A Portable Video Switcher

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Cypress, CA –

New York City-based company


, a leading technical staging provider in the live event and entertainment technology field, recently selected a FOR-A HVS-100

portable video switcher

for live video production of events ranging from corporate meetings to fashion show productions. WorldStage serves clients in the broadcast, arts, theater, non-profit, technology and corporate industries.

WorldStage purchased the switcher as part of its overall initiative to build a compact and flexible

video production

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system that optimizes the company’s performance at the many Manhattan area venues it travels to throughout the year. WorldStage already owns two FOR-A HVS-300 video switchers, and found that operators were able to quickly learn how to use the HVS-100 imageHVS-100 unit due to its similar setup. The company recently began user training with the new switcher.

“We do a lot of computer graphics work, and we wanted to have more bandwidth for high definition work over coax cable,” said Barry Grossman, Chief Engineer at WorldStage. “So the fact that we can have 1080p/3G connectivity on a single coax with our new FOR-A switcher is a major perk for us.”

The built-in Web browser interface on the HVS-100 is another useful feature of the unit for WorldStage. With this capability, operators can remotely control their FOR-A switcher via a computer or tablet. “With the browser interface, we can remotely control the switcher with an iPad. This helps with projector setups,” added Grossman.

FOR-A’s HVS-100 comes with a separate main unit and control panel, which includes dedicated bus buttons, AUX buttons, a fader controller and direct user buttons for various functions. The unit comes standard with eight HD/SD-SDI inputs and four outputs, plus one HDMI output. A maximum of 14 inputs and six outputs or 12 inputs and eight outputs can be freely assigned, and three slots enable the addition of various inputs and outputs. FOR-A also offers the HVS-110 portable video switcher, which boasts a more compact, integrated design, making the switcher ideal for use in small broadcasting vans and flyspecks.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at




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