AJA Video Systems Now Shipping KONA IP

AJA Video Systems released KONA IP, the company’s first desktop video and audio I/O product for professional IP-based workflows. Simultaneously, AJA rolled out a free v12.4 Desktop software update for KONA, Io and T-TAP, adding support for Adobe CC June 2016 releases, Avid Media Composer 8.5.3, updated Avid DNxHR support in AJA Control Room, and more.

AJA_LOGO-4Col_wPassionKONA IP is the next generation of AJA’s KONA line of PCIe capture cards and is already supported by several industry-leading content creation software and solutions companies including Avid, Adobe and Grass Valley. KONA IP works seamlessly with AJA Desktop software, including AJA Control Room, Control Panel, and SDK tools. A founding member of the AIMS Alliance and participating member of the Aspen Community and Sony’s IP Live Alliance, AJA designed KONA IP to be a flexible platform that offers support for SMPTE 2022-6 IP-encapsulated uncompressed 3G-SDI video, audio and VANC data. Through future firmware updates and codec package offerings KONA IP will also support compressed codecs like J2K and advanced IP protocols including VSF TR-04, VSF TR-03 and more.

KONA IP feature highlights include:
— SMPTE 2022-6 support, offering uncompressed video and audio, with support planned for additional IP standards in the future.
— HDMI output for local monitoring.
— Multi-channel input and/or output to read or send multiple IP-based encapsulated 3G-SDI video streams to and from software applications.
— Two 10GigE SFP cages supporting several standard SFP+ modules, for easy routing of video over IP and 10GigE networks.
— Support for major third-party NLE, compositing and streaming applications.
— Software compatibility with AJA Control Room and Control Panel software.
— Compatibility with AJA’s widely adopted NTV2 SDK, for seamless integration by AJA Developer Partners.
— 8-lane PCIe 2.0 video and audio desktop I/O card.

KONA IP can be purchased now via AJA’s worldwide reseller network for a US MSRP of $2,495.00.

AJA’s 12.4 Desktop Software for KONA, Io and T-TAP is now available as a free download for Mac and Windows via AJA’s support page, offering the following updates and more:
— Support for KONA IP.
— Support for Avid Media Composer 8.5.3.
— Support for the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud.
— Ancillary data capture functions in Media Composer with KONA 4 and Io 4K.
— Updated DNxHR codec to AJA Control Room and other capture plugins.
— Improved DNxHR capture performance.
— New Open GL compatibility in 64bit versions of AJA Control Room for enhanced performance when capturing and playing back high resolution and high frame rate files.

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