KUMO 1604

KUMO 1604

Compact 16x4 3G-SDI Router

Mini-Matrix App

$1,599 US MSRP*

* Pricing is for US only. International pricing will vary.

Overview

KUMO 1604 offers the perfect size for typical AV setups, corporate meetings, and signal monitoring need when several different cameras, computers or other video devices need to be routed to a few monitors or projectors with a compact 1RU profile and support for 3G-SDI/1.5G-SDI from 16x 3G-SDI inputs and 4x 3G-SDI outputs. Supports ganged dual and quad port routing control, allowing users to group together multiple inputs and outputs for Dual Link and Quad Link 4K/UltraHD workflows.

KUMO 3G-SDI routers support single link 1080p/HD/SD, high frame rate (HFR) and deep color formats. The routers offer network-based and/or physical control using KUMO CP and CP2 and offer a USB port for configuring IP addresses via AJA’s eMini-Setup software. 

Built to the same quality standards as all AJA KUMO products, KUMO 1616 is the ideal choice for any situation where a balance of size, performance, and capacity are critical such as post facilities and mobile trucks.

 

Features

  • 16x 3G-SDI inputs and 4x outputs
  • Small, portable form factor
  • Quad cable support for 4K/UltraHD
  • Redundant power supply (option)
  • Eight salvos per router
  • Embedded web server for remote control
  • USB port to easily configure the router IP address
  • Five year warranty

Powerful Signal Management

KUMO 1604’s powerful crosspoint routing matrix maps any input to any number of outputs without the need for additional patch panels or distribution amplifiers. Use KUMO 1604 as an affordable monitoring router by having access to a large number of sources for just a few destination displays. Used in this way, a KUMO 1604 can take the place of multiple distribution amplifiers or a patch panel.

As 4K workflows continue to gain ground, KUMO routers can grow as you do. With a simple setting change, KUMO routers can be configured for ganged dual and quad port routing, allowing users to group together multiple inputs and outputs for dual link, 4K/UltraHD workflows. This allows seamless routing of uncompressed or raw or 4K/UltraHD signals throughout a production or post facility. Then switch the router back to single link HD-SDI/SD-SDI operation as needed, giving you the flexibility to route virtually any format in your facility.

 

Compact Routing

KUMO compact SDI routers provide powerful signal control and support full broadcast specifications over 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI, with quality that exceeds SMPTE specifications. The super-compact 1RU and 2RU  and 4RU formats are just a few inches deep, making them a perfect fit for any broadcast, production, or post production environment, from mobile sports trucks and edit suites, through to corporate video installations or live theatrical A/V rigs.

KUMO SDI routers are available in seven configurations: Three for 12G/6G/3G/1.5G-SDI and four for 3G/1.5G-SDI routing needs.

For 12G-SDI, look to KUMO 6464-12G for 64x 12G-SDI inputs and outputs, KUMO 3232-12G for 32x 12G-SDI inputs and outputs or KUMO 1616-12G for 16x 12G-SDI inputs and outputs.

For 3G-SDI look to KUMO 6464 for 64x 3G-SDI inputs and outputs, KUMO 3232 for 32x 3G-SDI inputs and outputs, KUMO 1616 for 16x 3G-SDI inputs and outputs and KUMO 1604 for 16x 3G-SDI inputs and 4x 3G-SDI outputs.

Salvo Simplicity

Salvos allow an operator to quickly route a predefined set of crosspoints, connecting specific sources to destinations, at the push of a button. Salvos are easily created by simply setting up the desired routes and saving it to a button in the KUMO router’s Web UI.

Up to eight salvos can be stored in a KUMO router and can be instantly recalled via the KUMO router’s Web UI, GVG Native Protocol over Ethernet, RS-422, and/or the AJA KUMO CP2 Salvo buttons.

 

Broadcast-Standard Reliability

Designed for critical broadcast, production and post environments, KUMO routers are built to AJA standards that exceed SMPTE specifications. The use of premium components coupled with dual redundant power supplies ensures the highest signal quality and maximum uptime even in the unexpected event of a power supply failure.

Redundant Power Supplies

Routing sits at the heart of your signal matrix needs, connecting one critical device to another.  To ensure maximum uptime in the unlikely event of a power supply failure, KUMO offers redundant power supply options that can failover with zero disruption to operations.

Simple Installation and Configuration

Running Embedded Linux, KUMO routers are network ready and support powerful HTTP control and monitoring via a web browser - without the need for any additional software.

KUMO's USB port connection allows easy IP configuration using free AJA eMini-Setup software. KUMO's auto-detect Bonjour™/Zeroconf protocols mean that network configuration can also be automatic, just connect KUMO to your network or a computer and the system will self-configure, ready for use. Alternatively, standard network configuration allows access to each KUMO via its default IP address. Once connected to KUMO using a web browser, you can configure the full TCP/IP settings, select and name KUMO routers, name sources and destinations, and perform all operational functions including crosspoint selection and salvo execution.

KUMO routers are easily integrated with existing infrastructure utilizing the industry-standard Grass Valley Native Protocol over RS-422 or even Ethernet. Ethernet network connectivity also allows you to control all KUMO routers from any web browser on a network-connected device, ensuring you have the control you need from any location.

 

KUMO CP2 and KUMO CP

KUMO CP2 and KUMO CP are optional control panels that can be used in standalone or networked configurations.

Connecting via Ethernet to the same network as the KUMO routers, KUMO CP and KUMO CP2 enable full control from any location without the need for a computer. Up to four KUMO routers can be controlled from a single control panel.

KUMO CP2 offers direct access to all 32 inputs and 32 outputs for the KUMO range up through the KUMO 3232-12G, and with a simple click of the shift key, addresses all 64 sources and destinations for the KUMO 6464.

Affordable

Whether you’re building a mobile truck, edit suites or an AV flypack, get the routing capabilities you need at a price that fits well within your budget. And KUMO routers are so affordable they can even be used in place of traditional DAs to distribute signals to multiple locations. KUMO routers provide an incredible price/performance ratio while still maintaining the highest quality standards.

Industry Leading Support

AJA’s technical support is recognized as among the best in the industry and is available to all AJA customers. If you need assistance with any aspect of your KUMO installation, configuration, operation or encounter any technical issue,  AJA Support will work with you to get up and running.

KUMO products are covered by a generous five year warranty. Please see the individual Product’s Manual for additional specifics around warranty conditions for the product itself.


Tech Specs


Video Formats

  • 270 Mbps, 1.5 Gbps, 3 Gbps SDI
  • 270 Mbps DVB-ASI

Video Input Digital

  • 3G-SDI Inputs
  • 16x BNC, SMPTE-259/292/424

Video Output Digital

  • 3G-SDI Outputs
  • 4x BNC, SMPTE-259/292/424
  • Noninverting

Ancillary Data

  • Passes all SDI embedded ancillary data including audio

Salvo

  • Up to 8 Salvos can be configured and saved in each KUMO router

Cable Equalization

(Belden 1694A)

  • 3 Gbps, up to 140m
  • 1.5 Gbps, up to 200m
  • 270 Mbps, up to 400m
  • Automatic operation

Reclocking

  • 270 Mbps, 1.483 Gbps, 1.485 Gbps, 2.966 Gbps, 2.970 Gbps - Auto Select

Switching Modes

  • Single/Normal, Dual, and Quad Link modes
  • Switches in vertical blanking per SMPTE RP-168

Control Panel Compatibility

  • AJA KUMO CP – 1RU X-Y Ethernet control panel
  • AJA KUMO CP2 – 2RU X-Y Ethernet control panel

Reference Input

  • External, 2x BNC
  • Looping, nonterminating
  • Blackburst or tri-level sync

Network Interface

  • 1x RJ-45, 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Supports AJA KUMO Ethernet control panels, direct connect or networked 
  • Grass Valley Native Protocol
  • Embedded web server for remote control

USB Interface

  • 1x Mini-USB for IP configuration using AJA eMini-Setup

Serial Interface

  • 1x DB-9 Female, RS-422
  • Basic support for Grass Valley Native Protocol
  • 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:

1

GND

2

TX-

3

RX+

4

GND

5

No Connection 

6

GND

7

TX+

8

RX-

9

GND

Shell   

GND





 


Size (w x d x h)

  • 1RU - 17.4” x 1.54” x 1.75” (441.96 x 39.12 x 44.45 mm)

Weight

  • 1.2 lb (0.6 kg)

Power

  • External power supply required
    • Enclosure: Dual, redundant, 10-14VDC regulated, 4-pin Molex, 7W typical, 9.6W max.
    • AC adapter, included: 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, universal input, 60W
    • Optional redundant AC adapter sold separately, KUMO-PWR

Environment

  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)