Broadcast IP is here. Transition seamlessly with KONA IP.
KONA IP is designed to fit into either hybrid or all-IP infrastructures, while bridging that familiar KONA experience that professionals rely on for critical work, into Video over IP workflows.
KONA IP offers SMPTE ST 2110, SMPTE 2022-6/7 uncompressed IP video standards, including network redundancy/Hitless Switching for transmission, as well as optional JPEG 2000 support.
New Apple M1 Chip Support
Desktop Software v16.1 and above is optimized for the new Apple M1 chip with native support for AJA macOS drivers, application plug-ins, AJA Control Room, AJA Control Panel, AJA System Test and AJA NMOS software.
Apple Mac Pro Compatible
AJA offers full compatibility for the new Apple Mac Pro, including support for AJA Control Room with Metal compatibility as well as extensive support for a range of applications.
For productions involving video and audio over IP, KONA IP is a perfect companion for the new desktop.
Extensive Software Compatibility
KONA IP supports leading NLE, Compositing and Streaming applications via our industry best plug-ins, plus the AJA software tools you rely on including AJA Control Room and AJA Control Panel.
KONA IP also includes a Downstream Keyer with support for graphics with alpha channel over video, matte or framebuffer, or framebuffer content over incoming video or matte, perfect for the needs of live IP delivery.
Standards Matter, Move Forward Together
With Desktop Software v16, KONA IP offers extended SMPTE ST 2110 support with the addition of ST 2110-40 for ANC data; for transmittal and reception of timecode, closed captioning and more. KONA IP also offers ST 2110-23 for combining multiple ST 2110-20 Streams into a single video essence for 4K/UltraHD support.
Desktop Software v16 SMPTE ST 2110 Support includes:
2110-10 (System Timing)
2110-20 (Uncompressed video)
2110-21 (Traffic shaping for Uncompressed Video)
2110-23 (Single Video Essence Transport over Multiple ST 2110-20 Streams for 4K/UltraHD)
2110-30 (PCM Audio)
2110-40 (Ancillary Data)
Broadcasters and facilities are able to synchronize production of audio, video and ancillary data elements, eliminating the need for embedding/disembedding to/from SDI while also reducing latency.
AJA NMOS Application
AJA NMOS is an optional component within the AJA Desktop Software installer. When running, it enables NMOS based discovery, registration and control within software defined video networking environments, and resides in the system tray of your OS. Right clicking on the application provides access to log and status information and provides an option to exit if required.
If you choose to install AJA NMOS and during that dialog also choose to have the application autorun, then it will automatically start upon power up or reboot.
The latest Desktop Software v16 updates NMOS support to 1.3, providing the widest possible feature set and collaboration with NMOS control systems. Additionally LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) support provides for better NMOS compatibility and improved debugging abilities.
HDR or High Dynamic Range, provides the ability to display a wider and richer range of colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks than standard signals allow. This gives your imagery a more ‘dynamic’ look and allows for natural true to life colors to be communicated to your audience.
KONA IP with the latest AJA Desktop Software provides HDMI based HLG, and HDR10 support with HDR Infoframe metadata, for output to compatible displays, in accordance with HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3. Check with your software vendor to ensure their application supports this valuable AJA hardware feature.
Aside from the ability to capture and playback uncompressed SDI compliant video, with up to 16 channels of embedded audio and ANC via SMPTE ST 2110, KONA IP also bridges nicely into the creative suite or edit bay with a local HDMI output with 8 channels of embedded audio, and support for HD frame rates up to 60p.
KONA IP supports multiple video over IP workflows using dual 10 GigE SFP cages. Mix and match based upon your project's needs, whether you require 4K/UltraHD 4:2:2 via SMPTE ST 2110-23, or ST 2022-7 redundancy for either ST 2022-6 or ST 2110 workflows with 2K/HD/SD 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 video upon transmission, KONA IP has you covered.
This is complemented by support for 16-Channel embedded audio and local HDMI monitoring.