FOR-A


FOR-A

Infobox_Company
company_name = FOR-A Global
company_
company_type = Private
foundation = Oct 21st, 1971
location = Tokyo, Japan
key_people = Keizo Kiyohara, President and Founder
num_employees = 200 (500 total within FOR-A Group)
industry = Video and Audio Technology for Broadcast and Film
products = Video Switchers
Virtual Studios
Frame Synchronizers
Multi-Viewers
homepage = [http://www.for-a.com/ www.for-a.com]

FOR-A Global

Introduction:

“FOR-A” is a brand name for professional broadcast video and audio equipment. Founded more than 35 years ago and based in Japan, FOR-A has spread globally, with subsidiaries in America, Canada, Korea, Italy, and England.

FOR-A manufactures digital video switchers, signal processing equipment, broadcast graphics products (such as virtual processors and studios), multi viewers, frame synchronizers and time base correctors, HD/SD converters, and video stabilizers.

History:

FOR-A was established on October 21st 1971, by Keizo Kiyohara in Tokyo, Japan. Its first product was the VTG-32, a worldwide video timer – the success of which allowed for the opening of a FOR-A Corporation of America, established in California. In 1977, after producing the FVW-900 (a video writer), the company went on to manufacture the FA-410P, a time-based corrector that was universally recognized as the strongest in the market. From there, FOR-A went on to open locations in Canada, England, Italy, China, and Korea.By the 1990s, FOR-A was a leading developer of DVE manipulation units, character generators, Time Base Correctors and Frame Rate Converters. In 1994, their character generator (the VWS-100) was chosen for official production display use at Nagano Olympic Games. FOR-A recently also developed the instant replay/mark entry used by the international skating union at all major figure skating events, including the Olympics.

Company Timeline:

1970 – VTG-32 produced.
1974 – FOR-A Corporation of America established in California.
1977 – FVW-900 produced, a video writer allowing for freehand drawing on the screen.
1981 – FA-410 Produced, widely considered the best TBC on the market at that time.
1985 – FOR-A Research and Development Center opened in Sakura City, Chiba.
1986 – First DVE Manipulation Unit Produced
1988 – FOR-A Corporation of Canada established in Toronto.
1989 – Sakura R&D Center Expansion Completed
1991 – R&D Center opened in Sapporo City, Hokkaido.
1992 – Video Gainesville Inc. (Florida, USA) acquired to establish overseas development center and expand production.
1993 – VWS-100 selected for official production display use at Nagano Olympic Games
1994 - PC board assembly factory opened at Sakura R&D Center.
1995 - FOR-A (UK) Limited established in London (England).
1996 - FOR-A Italia S.r.l. established in Milan (Italy).
1997 - digiWarp designed to add virtual studio systems to product lineup.
1998 - Headquarters moved to Ebisu in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Japan).
1998 - Extension expansion of Sakura R&D Center completed.
1999 - 24-hour, 365-day FOR-A service call center established for Japanese market.
2001 - ISO certification of Sakura R&D Center successfully completed.
::HD and SD versions of HVS-3000 (2M/E Digital Video Switcher) Debuts to acclaim at IBC2001.::New headquarters building completed in Ebisu in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Japan).::Special camera related sales and development center completed on Sakura R&D grounds.2004 -- FOR-A Corporation of Korea established in Seoul.

Associated Companies

* FOR-A Corporation of America
* FOR-A Corporation of Canada
* FOR-A UK Limited
* FOR-A Italia S.r.l
* FOR-A Corporation of Korea

* EXA International Co., Ltd.
* FOR-A MFG. Co., Ltd.
* FOR-A System Service Co., Ltd.
* WIZ Co., Ltd.
* Towa Air Transport System Ltd.
* FOR-A KIKAKU Co., Ltd.
* VIF Co., Ltd.
* Idea Institute Inc.
* Vanguard International Foods Co., Ltd.

Trivia

The company name, "FOR-A", is derivative of a similar--sounding Japanese phrase ("Han'ei") meaning "Prosperity with friends".

External links

* [http://www.for-a.com/ FOR-A Global Official Site]


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