AJA airs on the side of caution and cancels its attendance at NAB 2020.
"It is with a heavy heart that AJA is withdrawing from the NAB 2020 show in Las Vegas due to the risks from the Coronavirus. We have made this decision out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our employees and partners worldwide.
While we will miss gathering with our friends and colleagues from around the world, AJA remains fully committed to transitioning all of our planned NAB events (product announcements and demos, channel partner meeting and press conference) to web-based video conferences. We have exciting product news to share, and we look forward to bringing those products to market as planned.
AJA is a community-based company with a majority of our staff, product development and manufacturing located in Grass Valley, California and in light of the risks presented by Covid-19, having a physical presence at NAB posed too great of a risk."
This marks the first exhibitor to publicly withdrawal from NAB 2020 over coronavirus concerns. The list of canceled or postponed industry tradeshows and events has been steadily growing. As of February 28, 2020, NAB producers say the show is "proceeding as planned."