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AJA Video Systems releases KUMO 1616-12G Compact 12G-SDI Router

Before 2018 ends, AJA introduces another solution for deep color workflows over SDI, at up to 4K and 8K resolutions, which will be widely used next year. Meet the KUMO 1616-12G.

AJA releases KUMO 1616-12G Compact 12G-SDI Router

The KUMO family of routers expands with a new member, the KUMO 1616-12G Compact 12G-SDI Router, now available for $2495.

The new KUMO 1616-12G offers, according to AJA Video Systems, increased capacity for larger configurations while maintaining a compact 1RU profile with support for 12G-SDI/6G-SDI/3G-SDI/1.5G-SDI with 16x 12G-SDI inputs and 16x 12G-SDI outputs.

AJA releases KUMO 1616-12G Compact 12G-SDI Router

Designed for broadcast, production and ProAV environments where size and capacity are crucial, KUMO 1616-12G mirrors the compact physical form of AJA’s production-proven KUMO 1616 router and offers network-based and/or physical control. Multi-port gang-routing supports up to 8K resolutions, and a USB port makes it easy to configure the router IP address via AJA’s free eMini-Setup software. Key feature highlights include:

  • 16x 12G-SDI inputs and 16x outputs for up to 4K/UltraHD support at 60p over a single cable
  • Small, compact 1RU form factor
  • Multi-port gang control supports up to 8K resolutions
  • Redundant power supply option
  • Eight salvos per router
  • Embedded web server for remote control on any standard web browser
  • USB port to easily configure the router IP address and simplify initial network configuration
  • Auto re-clocking SDI rates: 270 Mbps /1.483/1.485/2.967/2.970/5.934/5.940/
  • 11.868/11.880 Gbps
  • Support for AJA KUMO Control Panels (hardware, with direct connect or networked)
  • 5-year warranty and support

AJA releases KUMO 1616-12G Compact 12G-SDI Router

Perfect fit for broadcast

KUMO compact SDI routers provide powerful signal control and support full broadcast specifications over 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI, with quality that exceeds SMPTE specifications. The super-compact 1RU and 2RU  and 4RU formats are just a few inches deep, making them a perfect fit for any broadcast, production, or post-production environment, from mobile sports trucks and edit suites, through to corporate video installations or live theatrical A/V rigs.

KUMO routers are easily integrated with existing infrastructure utilizing the industry-standard Grass Valley Native Protocol over RS-422 or even Ethernet. Ethernet network connectivity also allows you to control all KUMO routers from any web browser on a network-connected device, ensuring you have the control you need from any location.

KUMO 1616-12G is currently available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $2495 US MSRP.


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