AJA FR2 with (5) RD10MD2


Includes (5) RD10MD2 Cards and Back Planes


FR2 is a 2RU  rackmount frame with slots for 10 R-Series cards. The frame features high-capacity power supplies with no power restrictions for any module combination. FR2 features multi-fan forced-air cooling, which provides ample cooling capacity without the need for an empty rack space above the units. An optional redundant power supply is available – FR2’s power supplies are easily changed from the front of the unit. FR2 also features a frame color black reference input that is distributed to all slots.

The FR2 frame provides greater space, housing up to ten modules in a 2-RU space. Like the FR1, the FR2 supports both AJA’s own R-series modules as well as industry standard modules. Color black reference in the FR2 is also distributed to all modules, but it’s actively distributed rather than passively. Optional redundant power supplies are available for the FR2 frame, and all power  supplies are easily hot-swapped from the front of the unit (one screw on the rear panel must be removed on each power supply prior to removal).

The RD10MD2 is a 10-bit broadcast-quality dual HD down-converter. Channels 1 and 2 are fully independent and each channel has 1 re-clocked HD/SD-SDI output. Both channel 1 and 2 have 2 down-converted outputs, which can be independently configured as SDI or composite analog. All HD formats are supported, including 24p/psf with 3:2 pulldown. The SD output can be formatted for either 4:3 or 16:9 monitors. For 4:3 monitors, both letterbox and crop modes are supported. The RD10MD2 is compatible with AJA’s FR1 or FR2 frames.

FR2 Features

• Triple fan forced-air cooling inside removable access door
• Hot-swappable power supplies
• Optional redundant power supplies, diode isolated
• Universal power supply is auto-ranging from 90 to 240 VAC with 100 Wattscapacity
• 10 module slots (cells)
• Each module cell is provided with 9 BNC inputs or outputs
• Single frame reference BNC distributes actively to all cells via an internal distribution amplifier
• Remote power supply monitoring via RJ45 port on rear panel
• Power LEDs on front panel show power status
• Compatible with common industry frames—video cards only (Leitch™6800-series)

Tech Specs


• 10 Slots, 2RU high


• RJ-45 Communications port/power supply monitoring
• Reference Input, BNC


• Multiple fan, forced air

Size (w x d x h)

• 19.0″ x 3.5″ x 13.0″ (2RU) (482.6mm x 88.9mm x 330.2)
• Leitch® 6800 series compatible


• 100 Watt capacity, universal input 90-240 VAC power supply
• Optional redundant power supply, diode isolated


• Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
• Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 degrees F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
• Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)