AJA Wins Two Awards at IBC 2009 for KUMO Routers

AJA Wins Two Awards at IBC 2009 for KUMO Routers

September 29, 2009

New KUMO Line of Cost-Effective LAN-Controllable 3G SDI Routers Win Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit and TV Technology Europe STAR Awards

Grass Valley, CA — AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, won two awards at IBC 2009 for its newly announced KUMO line of compact SDI routers. AJA’s KUMO 1604 and 1616 routers are small and cost-effective, while offering powerful features like SDI, HD-SDI and 3G SDI compatibility, as well as unique web-browser control over a LAN allowing easy integration into any post and production environment.

KUMO routers won the prestigious Broadcast Engineering IBC Pick Hit Award, which has been honoring innovative technologies for more than 2five years. The TV Technology Europe STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award was also bestowed upon the KUMO family of routers, for showcasing preeminent technological innovations in the broadcast industry.

KUMO routers will be available in two configurations: the KUMO 1604 supporting 16 SDI inputs and four out, and the KUMO 1616 supporting 16 channels in and out. “Our KUMO routers were very well received by our customers and prospects who look forward to getting AJA quality and reliability in a compact router at such a great price point. We’re pleased to see that the press are enthusiastic about this new product line as well!” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems.

Despite their small 1RU form factor, KUMO compact routers are full broadcast specification products supporting SDI, HD-SDI and 3G SDI. KUMO routers are re-clocking, non-blocking and ready for any broadcast, production or post production job. Running embedded Linux, KUMO routers support powerful HTTP and SNMP control and monitoring. KUMO’s internal web server allows immediate configuration and operation via any standard web-browser on any OS, without any additional software to buy or install.

AJA’s KUMO Compact Routers are expected to ship this winter and will be available via AJA’s network of worldwide resellers. KUMO 1604 will be available for an MSRP of US$1995 and KUMO 1616 will be available for an MSRP of US$2995.

About AJA Video Systems, Inc.

Since 1993, AJA Video has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and Desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post- production markets. With headquarters in Grass Valley, California, AJA maintains an extensive sales channel of dealers and systems integrators around the world. For further information, please see our website www.aja.com.