AJA Ships Two New IP Mini-Converters; Installs KONA 5 for Sonoran Video Systems 12G-SDI Playback

AJA Video Systems is now shipping two new SMPTE ST 2110 IP video Mini-Converters. Also, Sonoran Video Systems announced support for broadcast-quality 12G-SDI playback with the integration of AJA’s KONA 5 PCIe I/O card within the Coyote S12G Playback Server.

IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI SMPTE ST 2110 Mini-Converters
The IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI are compact, quiet, and powerful video and audio receivers that are capable of bridging 10-bit HD IP video signals to HDMI and SDI. Both models are equipped with dual 10 GigE SFP+ cages for hitless switching, providing redundancy protection in critical distribution and monitoring applications.

IPR-10G2-HDMI supports monitoring of SMPTE ST 2110 signals via HDMI up to HD 60p and includes a full-size HDMI 1.4b video output with up to 8-channels of embedded audio. IPR-10G2-SDI provides SMPTE ST 2110 monitoring up to HD 60p via dual mirrored 3G-SDI outputs, with up to 16-channels of embedded audio. Both models are ideal for seamless integration into green-field SMPTE ST 2110 facilities, or existing baseband environments including master control, trucks or edit suites.

Additional IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI feature highlights include:

  • Rugged, compact, fanless design
  • NMOS for Discovery, Registration and Control (IS-04 v1.2 & IS-05 v1.0)
  • Ember+ or AJA REST API for Control
  • Two 10 GigE SFP+ cages for media LAN, with status light
  • One 1 GigE RJ45 socket for control LAN, with status light, for simple setup and configuration via web-browser
  • One mini-USB port for an alternative fast and simple network setup with AJA’s free eMini-Setup software
  • Full 10-bit pixel processing pipeline
  • IPR-10G2-HDMI supports up to 1920×1080 60p, YCbCr 4:2:2, or RGB 4:4:4
  • IPR-10G2-SDI supports up to 1920×1080 60p, YCbCr 4:2:2
  • Two RCA analog audio outputs
  • Five-year warranty and support

IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI are now available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $1295 US MSRP each.

AJA KONA 5 on Coyote S12G Playback Servers
‘Coyote Control’ (user interface for Windows and available soon for Mac) is designed to be intuitive and easy-to-use with a flexible preset base instead of a complicated timeline. The drag-and-drop functionality and a “sushi menu” of pre-designed layouts make operating the Coyote simple. Content can be played in their native codecs, h.264, HEVC, and others. Select resolutions including 1920, 3840, or even multiple videos up to 7680, and anything in between. Play one video or a combination of videos and/or stills at the same time.

“When we were looking to integrate professional broadcast-quality components into the Coyote Playback Servers, we knew we made the right choice with the AJA KONA card based on its feature set and reliability. We call the KONA card the ‘heart’ of the Coyote. We’re excited to be one of the first systems integrators to develop a 12G product for the live events industry with the KONA 5,” says Dave McBride, owner of Sonoran Video Systems.

“We released KONA 5 to accommodate the most advanced video and audio workflows for developer partners and customers working with anything from high frame rate 4K/UltraHD to Deep Color and HDR,” says Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “The Coyote Playback Server delivers a powerful, affordable solution for broadcast-quality 12G-SDI including 8K or 4K and multi-channel playback and much more, and we’re pleased that Sonoran Video Systems has chosen to integrate KONA 5 as its video I/O solution.”

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