AJA Releases New Unified KONA, Io Software Delivering Multi-Platform Support for Third Party Solutions
AJA Video Systems released new v12.1 software for Mac and Windows, for the first time providing a single unified all-in-one device driver and Plug-in installer per platform for all currently shipping AJA edit and streaming hardware.
The new software supports a broad range of AJA products including KONA 4, KONA 3G, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, Io 4K, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP(TM).
The AJA v12.1 driver is compatible with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks). Aside from being a unified all-in-one device driver across multiple AJA products, new features add support for 4K and UltraHD resolution capture with the Open I/O Plug-in for Avid Media Composer 8.3, along with a new Wirecast capture Plug-in for support for Telestream Wirecast version 5.x and 6.x. The unified installer includes all of the following:
- Device drivers for all currently shipping AJA hardware including KONA 4, KONA 3G, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, Io 4K, Io XT, Io
- Express and T-TAP
- AJA Control Room capture/playback software
- AJA Control Panel configuration software
- Adobe Creative Cloud Plug-ins
- Avid Open I/O Plug-in
- Telestream Wirecast Plug-in
AJA Boosts Support for Telestream Wirecast
With the release of its new KONA and Io v12.1 Software, AJA Video Systems has dramatically extended support for Telestream Wirecast 5.x and 6.x with multi-channel HD inputs or 4K/UltraHD support on both Windows and Mac OS X. AJA’s new Wirecast Plug-in replaced the previously released limited version, and now offers support for a range of AJA hardware products extended to include: Io XT, Io 4K, KONA LHi, KONA LHe Plus, KONA 3G and KONA 4, offering more flexibility to Wirecast users.
“The latest AJA v12.1 software for KONA and Io products adds a new Wirecast plug-in that complements the newest features in the latest Wirecast release,” said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. “The new plug-in includes a new AJA Multi Input Config Panel allowing Wirecast users to easily set up their AJA input devices on either the Mac or Windows platform.”
“We’re excited that AJA has extended support for Wirecast to nearly all of the products in their KONA and Io lines, offering a broad range of flexible hardware options to our customers,” said Tom Prehn, Wirecast product manager, Telestream. “AJA’s longstanding reputation for reliability and performance makes their products ideal workflow companions for Wirecast live video streaming productions.”