AJA steps into IP world with KONA IP capture card debut

AJA Video Systems has 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.

KONA IP is the next generation of AJAs KONA line of PCIe capture cards and is already supported by several content creation software and solutions companies including Avid, Adobe and Grass Valley. KONA IP works 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; and multi-channel input and/or output to read or send multiple IP-based encapsulated 3G-SDI video streams to and from software applications. KONA IP can be purchased now via AJA’s worldwide reseller network for a US MSRP of $2,495.00.

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