Cerevo Launches Two Optional Products that Enable its Universal Tally Lamp System FlexTally to be Compatible with Roland and Other Video Switchers

19th December, 2019

Cerevo Launches Two Optional Products that Enable its Universal Tally Lamp System FlexTally to be Compatible with Roland and Other Video Switchers

Cerevo Inc., an Internet connected consumer electronics manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, announces two optional products for use with FlexTally. These are “GPIO Cable for FlexTally”, which enables the general-purpose wireless tally lamp system FlexTally to be compatible with Roland and other video switchers, and “USB-GPIO Converter for FlexTally”, a converter used with video switchers capable of outputting tally signals via USB. The GPIO Cable for FlexTally (1.5m) will be on sale at the Cerevo Official Store for US$199.00 and the USB-GPIO Converter for FlexTally for US$299.00.

GPIO Cable for FlexTally

USB-GPIO Converter for FlexTally

The GPIO Cable for FlexTally is a dedicated cable that makes it easier to connect FlexTally to GPIO-compatible video switchers. Our store offers cables compatible with six types of switchers from four companies: Roland, Sony, NewTek and Panasonic.*1 For additional cable lengths and device compatibility information, please contact us for more details.*2

FlexTally and GPIO Cable for FlexTally

USB-GPIO Converter for FlexTally is a converter for using FlexTally with video switchers capable of outputting tally signals via USB. FlexTally supports video switchers via Ethernet, GPIO, and software connections, and now can also make use of USB connections by using this product. The USB-GPIO Converter for FlexTally is currently confirmed to work with three models: Roland V-1HD/V-1 SDI and Lumantek ez-Pro VS4.

FlexTally connected to a V1-HD via USB-GPIO Converter for FlexTally

USB-GPIO Converter for FlexTally allows FlexTally to be used with a compatible video switcher by connecting the Converter’s Type A USB port to the target video switcher via a USB cable, and its GPIO cable to FlexTally’s GPIO port. Connecting it to a tablet*3 using the included micro USB cable also lets you use video switchers such as the V-1HD Remote and externally operated apps together at the same time. Enabling expansion without sacrificing the convenience of app-based video switchers.

Connecting to USB-GPIO Converter for FlexTally while using V-1HD Remote

Many simple and multifunctional video switchers have become widespread in recent years, increasing the demand for tally lamp systems. FlexTally is currently being sold worldwide in countries such as Japan, the United States, Germany, South Korea, Thailand, and across Europe, and is widely used both personally and professionally.

In receiving our users’ requests, we’ve decided to focus on providing and developing features that satisfy their needs. As a result of this, we’ve postponed the expansion of the number of simultaneously-useable lamps*4, in favor of developing and launching these optional products. We are continuing to expand our services and features to further the use of Cerevo products.

List of Switchers Compatible with GPIO Cable for FlexTally *1

RolandVR-4HD / V-800HD MK II
NewTekTriCaster TC410
PanasonicAG-HMX100 / AW-HS50

USB-GPIO Converter for FlexTally Specifications

SizeW: 55mm × D: 46mm × H: 30mm + 1m GPIO cable
WeightApprox. 160g
PortUSB type-A / micro USB type-B / D-SUB15pin (for FlexTally connection)
Power5V 2A (USB Power Supply)
Included Itemsmicro USB Cable
Compatible Switchers
Roland: V-1HD / V-1 SDI,Lumantek: ez Pro VS4
WarrantyOne year from purchase

*1: Please contact globalsales@cerevo.com for inquiries regarding GPIO-compatible switchers other than the current models.
*2: Please contact globalsales@cerevo.com to purchase. The official delivery time will be sent via email after you place your order.
*3: When connecting this product to a tablet using a USB cable, power must be supplied to the tablet via dedicated connector at the same time.
*4: As announced in its November 2017 release, FlexTally was scheduled to allow up to 32 lamp connections when connecting to a video switcher via Ethernet. FlexTally currently allows up to 16 lamps to be connected or 8 lamps via GPIO. Please see our online manual for how to connect the lamps.

FlexTally is a tally lamp system that consists of one station unit connected to the video switcher and four lamps  attached to each camera. One station unit can have up to eight lamps connected (sold separately). When shooting with multiple cameras, such as when recording live programs or live streaming, each FlexTally lamp automatically lights up according to the video switcher’s switching operations, helping the performer to recognize which camera is being used.

Please visit the product website for more information on FlexTally products.https://flextally.cerevo.com/

About Cerevo
Cerevo Inc. was founded in 2008 and is located in Tokyo, Japan with a branch office in Redmond, WA, USA. Cerevo is a small batch company focusing on making unique networked devices and connected solutions for both consumer and professional users based on its “Global Niche” concept. Cerevo’s products have been recognized globally and are sold in more than 85 countries and regions.
Over 25 products have been released including, the LiveShell series – devices to enable live streaming on Ustream and YouTube Live using only a video camera, LiveWedge – a 4 input HDMI switcher with live streaming capabilities, REC-1/LOG-1Tipron – a full HD sports camera with sensor that visualizes your sports activity from the XON series of smart sports products. For more information, please visit – http://cerevo.com


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