Stream, Record, Deliver H.264 at the Touch of a Button

Stream, Record, Deliver
H.264 at the Touch of a Button
Only $1,295 US MSRP*
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HELO is a cost effective flexible streaming and
recording appliance with 1080p 60 capability
and the flexibility to be used anywhere, due to
its compact size and robust aluminum case.
HELO provides both SDI and HDMI looping inputs,
the ability to record to SD cards, USB drives or
Network shares, and simultaneously streams across
the Internet to your CDN, for a rich combination of
features in a stand-alone solution.
Stream, Record, Deliver
Stand-Alone Professional H.264 Streaming and Recording Solution
HELO is AJA’s new H.264 streaming and recording stand-alone appliance.
HELO brings both SDI and HDMI I/O into a single appliance with the ability
to simultaneously stream out to your Content Delivery Network (CDN) as
well as encode and record beautiful H.264 files to either SD, SDHC or SDXC
cards, USB storage or NFS or CIFS mounted network shares.
To streamline on-site workflows, HELO offers dedicated front panel buttons
for recording and streaming. A web browser based UI allows for easy
configuration and control.
Simply connect any video device to HELO via 3G-SDI or HDMI and record
H.264 files and stream as needed.
HELO opens up a world of new streaming workflows for AV, live events,
houses of worship, webcasting, corporate communications, production
and post. With the added ability to schedule events on an internal or
remote calendar and the availability of network control API, users can now
set up the HELO for error free operation without the need for
manual intervention.
HELO is easy to configure and control, with powerful streaming and
recording options, compatible with leading CDN’s like Wowza®, YouTube™
and Facebook® Live; all in a compact, robust, and portable device.
Professional streaming has never been easier.
* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary. Please contact a local AJA Reseller for pricing details.
Your projects vary, you need flexible
connectivity. HELO delivers with 3G-SDI and
HDMI video inputs and outputs.
Your goal is efficiency with beautiful results.
Streaming can be complex. HELO makes it simple.
Live means Now. Live means Pressure.
HELO encodes to H.264/MPEG-4 ensuring
bandwidth efficiencies with widely compatible
files. From tablets to smartphones, desktops to
Smart TVs, no translation necessary.
A USB connection and robust web browser
based UI allows you to setup and configure
your CDN connection before you even arrive at
your event. Once there, simply press the Stream
button and deliver your project across HELO’s
Ethernet connection, which allows support for
RTMP, RTSP and unicast or multicast RTP.
HELO offers a dedicated Record button right
on the front of HELO’s small and mobile interface
for immediate recording. It also provides
simultaneous redundant recording in up to
two medias, CIFS, NFS, SD, and USB.
24-bit audio at 48 kHz embedded in the SDI
or HDMI signal ensures you never lose sync,
plus Line Level, Unbalanced stereo 3.5mm TRS
connectors have you covered.
Simply plug in your exFAT or FAT 32 formatted
USB drive, SD card or connected network
storage and record immediately.
Web Server Built-In
Mass Media
1080p 60
You serve the web. HELO serves you.
Cost effective media choices.
It’s a fast world. Capture it.
AJA eMini-Setup and HELO’s easy to use web
browser Interface make HELO simple to setup,
configure and update firmware at any time. You
can connect to HELO either via its direct USB
port to set static/dynamic IP addresses though
AJA eMini-Setup software or over the network
using HELO’s web server generated UI.
HELO’s H.264 based encoding not only ensures
beautiful, efficiently sized files, it means your
recording medium choices are wide open.
Utilize USB thumb sticks, drives and RAIDs,
common SD, SDHC or SDXC media or network
shares across a switch. Pick to suit your project.
1080p 60 is the de facto standard today for
delivery for sports, live events, crystal clear video
conferencing, webinars and games capture.
From SD to HD 720p and 1080p 60, HELO has
you covered.
Scheduler and
Automation Control
Point HELO to an event calendar for a
set and forget recording and streaming
For more complex situations, achieve full
automation with easy to script control API.
Record Button
Press for Instant Record
Analog Audio Connections
3.5mm TRS Connectors
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Stream Button
Mini USB Connection
Press for Instant Stream
Configuration and
Firmware Updates
USB slot for USB 2.0
or 3.0 media
3G-SDI In/Out
Insert Card for Recording
Ethernet Connection
5-20VDC Power Supply
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HDMI Monitor
SDI Monitor
Video Switcher
1 x HDMI
1 x HDMI
1 x SDI
1 x SDI
Audio In
High Quality
Tech Specs
Video Formats
Video Output Digital
Control and Automation
• (2K) 2048 x 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60*
• (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
• (HD) 1080i 25, 29.97, 30
• (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
• (SD) 525i, 625i
• 1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-292/296/424, 10-bit
• Single Link 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
• 1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector
• HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr
• Integrated calendar scheduler
• Support remote ICS calendars
• Scriptable REST control API
* 2K inputs are center cut to 1080p and are only supported
on SDI input
Video Codec Support
• H.264/MPEG-4 Encoder
Video Encoding Parameters
• 100 kbps to 20 Mbps streamed output
• 100 kbps to 20 Mbps recorded output
• Up to 1080p 60
• Supports Baseline, Main and High
Audio Encoding Parameters
• 32 kbps to 256 kbps
• 48 kHz 2-Channel stereo
• RTMP, RTSP (10 clients), RTP/UDP Unicast and Multicast
• 1 x USB slot (USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 media, exFAT or FAT32)
• 1 x SD Card slot, SD and SDHC, SDXC cards (exFAT)
• Mounted Network Share (CIFS or NFS)
Video Input Digital
• 1 x 3G-SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296/424, 10-bit
- Single Link 4:2:2, 4:4:4 (1 x BNC)
• 1 x HDMI Standard Type A connector
HDMI v1.4a, RGB or YCbCr
• 2-Channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio,
48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 2-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio,
48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
Size (w x d x h)
• 7.00” x 4.66” x 1.02” (177.8mm x 139.8mm x 25.8mm)
• 0.8 lb (0.4 kg)
Audio Input Analog
• 2-Channel, Analog (Line Level, Unbalanced stereo
1 x 3.5mm TRS connector)
• 100-240V, 50/60 Hz Universal Input,
+5-20V DC 13W Max
Audio Output Digital
• 2-Channel, 24-bit SDI embedded audio,
48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 2-Channel, 24-bit HDMI embedded audio,
48 kHz sample rate, synchronous
• 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)
Audio Output Analog
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Audio Input Digital
• 2-Channel, Analog (Line Level, Unbalanced stereo
1 x 3.5mm TRS connector)
Network Interface
• 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)
• Embedded web server for Configuration and Control
User Interface
• Stream Button
• Record Button
• Web UI
• Simple Web Configuration via AJA eMini-Setup
macOS and Windows)
• Integrated calendar
For full product specifications
HELO Three Year Warranty
AJA Video warrants that HELO will be free
from defects in materials and workmanship for a
period of three years from the date of purchase.
About AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading
manufacturer of video interface and conversion
solutions, bringing high quality, cost effective
digital video products to the professional,
broadcast and postproduction markets.
AJA products are designed and manufactured
at our facilities in Grass Valley, California,
and sold through an extensive sales channel
of resellers and systems integrators around
the world. For further information, please see
our website at
AJA Video Systems, Inc.
Grass Valley, California • •
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