Putting an emphasis on IP, AJA Video Systems has unwrapped two new mini-converters supporting IP-based video and audio workflows. Additionally, the company announced free v12.5 desktop software with new features for Kona IP aimed at improving redundancy and reliability in broadcast IP pipelines, including SMPTE 2022-7 support for protection switching.
IP-based workflows and interop demos with Arista and Lawo will also be showcased during IBC at the AJA stand. AJA technology will also be demonstrated at the AIMS and IABM Interoperability Zone.
“[Our focus is] bridging exisiting equipment to emerging technology such as IP,” said AJA president Nick Rashby. “We’re continually exploring how we can alleviate the challenges professionals face in the transition to IP.”
The IPR-1G-HDMI mini-converter decodes VSF TR-01 and other JPEG 2000 streams, and formats the data for output on a full-size HDMI 1.4 interface. The IPR-1G-SDI mini-converter decodes VSF TR-01 and other JPEG 2000 streams and formats the data for 3G-SDI BNC output.
AJA v12.5 software adds SMPTE 2022-7 to Kona IP, which the company said offers a seamless protection switching experience.