AJA unveil new Capture Cards, Converters & SDI Routers
At NAB 2018 AJA Video Systems have announced some exciting new products; two additions to their KONA PCIe card range, a new mini-converter and some new 12G-SDI Routers.
The KONA HDMI is a flexible PCIe capture card that has been designed for four simultaneous channels of HD capture with popular streaming and switching applications including Telestream, Wirecast and vMix. KONA HDMI also offers capture of a single channel of UltraHD up to 60p over HDMI 2.0 via AJA Control Room software for file compatibility with most Non-Linear Editing and effects packages. It is also compatible with other popular third-party solutions for live streaming, projection mapping, and VR workflows. KONA HDMI is expected to be available in June 2018.
Next up is the KONA 1 – AJA’s cost efficient single channel 3G-SDI 2K/HD 60p capture & playback PCIe card. KONA 1 offers both serial control and reference/LTC and features standard application plug-ins as well as AJA’s SDK support and is perfect for broadcast, post, proAV, and OEM developers. The new card supports 3G-SDI capture, monitoring and/or playback with software from AJA, Adobe, Avid, Apple, Telestream and others, and enables simultaneous monitoring during capture (pass-through). KONA 1 is expected to be available May 2018.
AJA’s Mini-Converter range are compact, portable and come with their quality guarantee – if yours fails within 5-years they will issue an advanced replacement. Their latest mini-converter, IPR-10G-HDMI allows you to monitor HD SMPTE ST 2110 signals via HDMI. The converter receives SMPTE ST 2110 over a 10GigE connection, formats the data for output over full size HDMI and the associated audio from the video stream is extracted, synchronized and embedded into the HDMI interface and also output an an analog RCA interface. Its also expected May 2018.
Finally, there are two new 12G-SDI KUMO routers that support large format resolutions, high frame rate (HFR) and deep colour formats, while reducing cable runs when transporting 4K/UltraHD over SDI. The routers offer network based and/or physical control, adding a new USB port for configuring IP addresses via AJA’s eMini-Setup software. Multi-port gang-routing also means the new 12G-SDI models are 8K ready!
KUMO 3232-12G – Available July 2018
KUMO 1616-12G – Available June 2018