Roland VR-5 Announced – Cool Gear For VJs?

November 16, 2010 by Mobile Beat

Tokyo, Japan – November 17th, 2010 – Today at the InterBee show, Roland Systems Group announced the Roland VR-5, a fully integrated audio mixer, video switcher with built-in recorder/player for live production and web streaming. This unique product combines the power of Roland’s audio and video technology into one unit.

Typical live events today, whether large or small, all require a wide variety of equipment in order to produce. There are audio inputs from mics, audio mixing, video sources to a video mixer, computer inputs, video playback, video monitors, capturing the event in some form, and also streaming it live online. The VR-5’s “all-in-one” solution greatly simplifies production, recording and streaming of these live events. The VR-5’s innovative design incorporates a video switcher, audio mixer, video playback, recorder, preview monitors and output for web streaming all in a single unit. As a USB Video/Audio class device, web streaming is effortless by simply connecting to a computer running a live streaming service such as USTREAM® and Stickam™, as well as any video call service such as Skype™ and iChat. The reduction in hardware equipment, setup time and connection complexity ensures a worry-free, easy to use solution for any event.

The VR-5 is ideal for schools, churches, council meetings, corporate events, sports, and live web broadcasting.

Highlighted features include:

5-Channel Video Switcher

2 Mono and 5 Stereo Mixable Audio Channels

Built-in scan converter for PC input

Built-in dual LCD monitors with touch control for easy video source selection

Three video layers which include 2 video sources plus DSK (downstream keyer)

MPEG-4 player/recorder

USB video/audio class device for web streaming

For complete product details and specifications: www.rolandsystemsgroup.com/vr5

Roland Systems Group U.S. (RSG) supplies the commercial and performance audio/video industries with application specific equipment from the professional audio and video product lines. These product lines address applications for houses of worship, studios, clubs/casinos, theaters/performing arts centers, production houses and rental and staging companies. Roland Systems Group U.S is headquartered in Bellingham, Washington. RSG is a member of the worldwide group of Roland companies.

For more information, visit www.rolandsystemsgroup.com or call 800.380.2580

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