Calif. - AJA Video Systems, a manufacturer of professional video
interface and conversion solutions, won two awards at IBC 2009 for its KUMO line of compact SDI routers. AJA's KUMO 1604 and 1616 routers are small and cost-effective, while offering features such as SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G SDI compatibility, as well as Web-browser control over a LAN allowing easy integration into virtually any post and production environment.
KUMO routers won the Broadcast Engineering IBC Pick Hit Award, which has been honoring innovative technologies for more than 25 years. The TV Technology Europe STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award was also bestowed upon the KUMO family of routers, for showcasing preeminent technological innovations in the broadcast industry.
KUMO routers will be available in two configurations: the KUMO 1604 supporting 16 SDI inputs and four out, and the KUMO 1616 supporting 16 channels in and out.
Despite their small 1RU form factor, KUMO compact routers are full broadcast specification products supporting SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G SDI, ready for any broadcast, production, or postproduction environment. Running embedded Linux, KUMO routers support powerful HTTP and SNMP control and
monitoring. KUMO's internal Web server allows immediate configuration and operation via any standard Web browser on any OS, without any additional software to buy or install.
AJA's KUMO Compact Routers are expected to ship this winter and will be available via AJA's network of worldwide resellers. KUMO 1604 will be available for $1995 and KUMO 1616 will be available for $2995.