AJA Ships KONA HDMI, KONA 1 and Io IP: Updates Desktop Software

AJA Video Systems has released the Kona HDMI multi-channel HD/single-channel UltraHD HDMI capture card; Kona 1 3G-SDI capture/playback card; and the Io IP Thunderbolt-3 equipped video and audio I/O device. Simultaneously, AJA delivered Desktop Software v14.2, which introduces support for Kona HDMI and Kona 1; 10GigE support for 2K/HD video and audio over IP with Io IP; a “Deep Buffer” capture setting in AJA Control Panel; and new Kona, Io and T-TAP improvements.

Kona HDMI

Kona HDMI is a flexible HDMI video capture card that supports live streaming, broadcast, production, post, vlogging, video game capture/streaming, VR, projection mapping, HDR capture/pass-through and more. It enables four simultaneous channels of 2K/HD capture with streaming and switching applications including Telestream Wirecast and vMix, or one channel of 4K/UltraHD up to 60p over HDMI 2.0 using AJA Control Room software for file compatibility with most NLE and effects packages, and other third-party applications. Featuring AJA SDK and Video for Linux® support, Kona HDMI can also be used by developers to build multi-channel HDMI ingest, switching, monitoring and communication solutions.

Kona 1

Kona 1 simplifies capture/playback over 3G-SDI in broadcast, post and ProAV. The robust single-channel 3G-SDI 2K/HD 60p I/O PCIe card features standard application plug-ins and supports capture, monitoring and/or playback with industry-standard applications from AJA, AdobeAppleAvidTelestream and more, in addition to the AJA SDK for developers. Kona 1 supports simultaneous monitoring during capture (pass-through), RS422 control, dedicated Ref/LTC and a host of other features.

Io IP

The Thunderbolt 3-equipped Io IP provides reliable ingest/output from/to IP networks for 2K/HD/SD video/audio workflows. Local monitoring is supported by 3G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 (including HDR) and analog audio. Compatible with macOS and Windows, Io IP works with production, post, mastering and streaming tools from Apple, Adobe, Avid, Autodesk®, Telestream and others. Dual Thunderbolt 3 ports enable daisy chaining, and two SFP+ cages allow video and audio routing over 10 GigE IP networks. The rugged device supports SMPTE 2022-6 uncompressed video, audio and VANC data over IP, as well as SMPTE 2022-7 for redundancy protection.

Desktop Software v14.2

Desktop Software v14.2 includes support for KONA HDMI and KONA 1; 10GigE support for 2K/HD video and audio over IP (uncompressed SMPTE 2022-6/7) with the new Thunderbolt™ 3-equipped Io IP; a “Deep Buffer” setting in AJA Control Panel for improved handling of storage interruptions during ingest; and other enhancements for KONA, Io and T-TAP products. Io 4K Plus, DNxIV and Io IP users benefit from a new feature allowing all eight analog audio channels to be configured for either input, output for full 7.1 ingest/monitoring, or a 4-In/4-Out mode or I/O for stereo plus VO and discrete tracks.

Pricing and Availability

Kona HDMI, Kona 1 and Io IP are available now through AJA’s worldwide reseller network. 

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