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Happy New Year, AV Solutions wishes all the best to everyone in 2017

Happy New Year, AV Solutions wishes all the best to everyone in 2017

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 January 2017 12:23

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Avid NEXIS - Next Gen Software-Defined Shared Storage

Accelerate Production with Avid NEXIS—Next Gen Software-Defined Shared Storage


Avid Launched Avid NEXIS, the world’s first and only software-defined storage platform, enabling fully virtualized storage for all media environments. What does that translate to for you? The NEXIS intelligent software system does some incredibly powerful things like offer a real-time scalable set of definable/resizable workspaces and a solid protection scheme that can cover you for up to 5 drive failures.  Intelligent also means it is a media aware next-generation file system with pre-integrated hardware – which means it’s purpose built and tested to work as a cohesive system, (unlike generic storage and third party software). The bottom line is that NEXIS delivers unrivaled flexibility, scalability, control, and extensibility not only to the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform but also key workflow enabling third-party media applications like Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X, so you can meet any production challenge. From the smallest production teams to the largest media enterprises, NEXIS is the only storage platform that has the flexibility to easily scale and grow with you at every stage of your business.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016 00:49

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Al Baghdadia TV upgrades news production with Avid. Supplied & Integrated by AV Solutions

Published on Nov 22nd 2015, see full story on:



When Al Baghdadia TV, an independent Iraqi-owned satellite TV network, wanted to overhaul its operations in order to take advantage of file-based HD workflow efficiency, it required a holistic strategy that has seen the broadcaster fully embrace Avid Everywhere.

Headquartered in Cairo since 2005 and serving the Middle East region, Al Baghdadia TV airs two channels: Al Baghdadia, a news-based 24-hour station, and B2, which broadcasts a mix of drama, movies and entertainment. The network also operates studios in Baghdad and in northern Iraq, and plans to expand with further Iraq-based studio facilities.


Zaid Wattar, Managing Director of AV Solutions, commented: “Al Baghdadia TV is a leading Iraqi private news broadcaster with a wide audience base, and is a valuable client of AV Solutions. Al Baghdadia always looks for cutting edge technologies to achieve the quality that their audience is used to receiving from them. Our first Avid Unity and News System installation for the network was back in 2007 in Cairo EMPC, when very few used Avid’s advanced news production and playout in Cairo. Their recent Avid upgrade project was a continuity of technology investment that keeps them among the most successful News Channels in the region. Avid Everywhere and MediaCentral | UX makes users’ daily tasks easier, more efficient, and location-free since they can access iNEWS, Media with Editing, archived material and others from anywhere through a web browser or mobile application. Although upgrading an on-air running channel was a real challenge, AV Solutions represented by Eng. Omar Hussein and his team and the Avid team delivered the system seamlessly with perfect transition from the old system to the new setup.”

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2015 22:29

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Visit AV Solutions at CABSAT 2016

Visit AV Solutions booth at CABSAT 2016

Booth no: ZD1-20, Za’beel Hall

8-10 March 2016

Dubai World Trade Center


About AV Solutions

Established in 2006. A leadingsupplier & SystemIntegrator for Pro-AV and Broadcast systems in the MiddleEast, with offices inDubai, Baghdad & Cairo.

Our vision, expertise and thevalue we place on customersatisfaction, make us the industry's experts of theregion. We take pride in theexperience we have in professional Audio/Video& Broadcast solutions,technologies for TV Broadcast services, postproduction & media facilities,that contributes a great deal to theindustry’s growth.

We empower customer business byunderstanding customer needs.As an AV & Broadcast system integrator, weare diligent in our effortstowards installing the most sophisticated systemsin the most user friendly way,avoiding all distractions technology can create,without compromising thequality.

We represent industry’s leadingmanufactures such as SONY,Avid, Imagine Communications, ROSS Video, Vinten,Evertz, Vizrt, Nevion, RTS,Barco, Canon, Fujinon, Pebble Beach, Harman,Autoscript, LitePanels, ARRI,Photon Beard, SpectraLogic, VISLINK, Ericsson,Xicom, Marshall, ABC, MovieTech…and more.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 March 2016 11:35

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AJA Releases Ki Pro Ultra 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Recorder and Player with 4K at 60p support at Inter BEE 2015

Chiba, Japan, Inter BEE Conference Hall 4, Booth #4206 (November 18th, 2015)AJA Video Systems today introduced the Ki Pro Ultra – a next generation file-based 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD video recorder and player with a built-in HD LCD monitor. Ki Pro Ultra is capable of capturing edit-ready 4K (4096 x 2160), UltraHD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080) and HD (1920 x 1080) Apple ProRes files. Ki Pro Ultra also supports a range of video formats and frame rates up to 4K 60p, and offers flexible input and output connectivity – including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI – for powerful and efficient large-raster and high-frame rate workflows.

With a newly designed half-rack wide 2RU high form factor, Ki Pro Ultra suits a variety of production environments. It offers a wealth of analog and digital audio connectivity, via industry standard 3G-SDI, HDMI, SFP Fiber, XLR audio, and more. When using two AJA Pak1000 (1 Terabyte) SSDs, Ki Pro Ultra supports up to two hours of 4K 60p ProRes HQ recording with rollover functionality to extend that even further. An integrated HD LCD display for monitoring and playback includes transparent overlays that offer a feature rich and intuitive menu with onscreen keyboard functionality. Ki Pro Ultra also includes AJAs proven integrated web UI, for easy and complete control across a LAN from any web-browser.

“There is no other device that delivers this level of performance in such a compact footprint. Ki Pro Ultra is small and totally flexible; it functions just as beautifully on the desktop, in a rack and even comes with a handle for easy mobility,” said AJA President Nick Rashby. “Clients have been asking us to support 4K and UltraHD 60p ProRes HQ recording and the combination of Ki Pro Ultra and Pak1000 media delivers on that demand with the rugged reliability and super functional design that our Ki Pro family of products are known for.”

Ki Pro Ultra feature highlights include: 


  • Supports recording and playback of 4K/UHD resolutions up to 4K 60p.
  • Apple ProRes support, including up to ProRes 4444.
  • Records 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD sources directly to reliable and affordable AJA Pak SSD media, at capacities up to 1 Terabyte. 
  • Extremely fast media changes and Rollover recording with twin media drive bays.
  • Professional connectivity with 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI inputs and outputs, AES and analog XLR balanced audio, LTC, RS-422 and LAN.
  • All outputs are active all the time, for massive output and monitoring capabilities.
  • “Always-on” high-quality 4K/UHD to HD down-conversion.
  • Intuitive menu structure and confidence monitoring on a built-in 4.8” 720p LCD display.
  • Integrated web-based UI for complete control across the LAN on any web-browser.
  • A rotary selection knob for quick, accurate adjustment of configuration and settings.
  • RS-422 control for easy integration with supported editing systems and external controllers.
  • Dual redundant 12V power inputs with locking 4-pin connector (one 12V power supply included).
  • Standard 2RU high, 1/2 rack width, allows easy side-by-side rackmounting. Included carrying handle also allows easy portability.
  • AJA 3-year international warranty and support included.


Ki Pro Ultra is available now for a US MSRP of $3,995 through AJA’s worldwide network of resellers. Ki Pro Ultra records to AJA’s robust Pak SSD-based media; Pak256 is available for a US MSRP of $695, Pak512 is available for a US MSRP of $1295, Pak1000 is available for a US MSRP of $1495, and the Pak Dock is available for a US MSRP of $395 for media playback from any computer. Optional Fiber modules and two-unit rackmount shelf are also available. For more information visit

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:20

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