Tokyo, Japan, Inter BEE, Booth #3209 (November 15, 2023) – AJA Video Systems today unveiled 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. Featuring a 200-watt fanless power supply and sleek 3RU design, AJA DRM2 streamlines broadcast, production, and proAV workflows by enabling professionals to rack mount multiple AJA Mini-Converters for signal conversion needs. The new frame will be on display this week in Tokyo at Inter BEE 2023 in the AJA Booth (#3209).
The next generation of AJA’s popular DRM Mini-Converter rackframe, AJA DRM2 includes 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. A 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.
“Power and space remain key considerations across facilities and mobile production environments as M&E and proAV technologies continue to evolve and workflows grow more complex. AJA DRM2 was designed with both taken into account, providing all the power and space needed to support up to any 12 AJA Mini-Converters,” shared AJA President Nick Rashby. “We’re thrilled to launch the new frame at Inter BEE this year and encourage attendees to stop by the AJA booth to check it out in person.”
DRM2 ships with a standard passive faceplate, and DRM2-AP ships with an active cooling faceplate, enabling use with the higher wattage consuming Mini-Converters or in higher ambient temperature environments. For customers who want to upgrade their passive faceplate to the active version, an active cooling faceplate option is available, part number DRM2-AFP, as a stand-alone upgrade.
FiDO Power Options
Because the DRM2 can deliver 200 watts of power, the smaller form factor of the single and dual channel FiDO’s with their low power consumption, makes it possible to support up to 24x smaller sized FiDOs in the DRM2. This configuration requires the purchase of the optional DRM2-YC Y-Cable.
One Y-Cable is required per FiDO pair, sold separately to achieve this density of mounted converters.