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Effective January 23, 2023 The HS SAM Stand Alone Module is marked for End-Of-Life. Last time buy is scheduled for August 2023..

HS SAM can be replaced with the new SAM G3 ARINC 818 Stand Alone converter Module.


SAM G3 is a portable converter module that converts ARINC 818 to/from HDMI, therefore allowing you to view ARINC 818 video on a standard computer monitor, or transfer live video from a graphics card onto ARINC 818. SAM Gen 3 HDMI video ports can easily accommodate a DVI interface with an HDMI to DVI adaptor.




Get the next generation Arinc 818 Stand Alone Converter Module.

Get the next generation Arinc 818 Stand Alone Converter Module.

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Contact us if you need assistance with HS SAM.


Features and Options

Standard connectors available:
  • fiber optic 1310nm single mode
  • fiber optic 850nm multimode
  • FCN copper
  • High-Speed Coax
Other standard features:
  • USB port (2.0 required)
  • channel health indicators
  • 24VDC with switching adapter for 100–120VDC @ 50–60 Hz.
Optional feature:
  • mounting bracket.


Great River can configure an HS SAM with link rates up to 4.25 Gb/s. Each unit can fulfill one of these two key functions:

  • ARINC 818 to DVI converter

  • DVI to ARINC 818 converter with line-spy capability

Both configurations generate test patterns.


HSC SAM High-speed coax (HSC) is now an option for SAM. Bi-directional signaling (high-speed video in one direction, low-speed control data in the other) can pass through a slip ring on common coaxial cable.

SAM View 2

With the HS SAMView2 GUI and a USB 2.0 interface, no programming is required to command the powerful features of the HS SAM Gen II:

  • Loading and retrieval of ARINC 818 images and data

  • Header management: save and restore transmit header data to non-volatile RAM—to be loaded automatically at power-up; read transmit header data from file, edit the data (if desired) and load the data into the SAM

  • Remote monitoring of unit and link status

  • Video source manipulation—for example, test patterns, DVI in, static images

  • Control of multiple SAMs

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