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AJA KUMO 1604

16x4 SDI/HD-SDI/3G-SDI matrix switcher

£1174 (£1408.80 inc. VAT)
Availability: In stock

AJA KUMO 1604 Description

Compact routing

KUMO compact SDI routers provide powerful signal control and support full broadcast specifications over SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G SDI, with quality that exceeds SMPTE specifications. The super-compact 1RU and 2RU 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 three configurations: KUMO 3232 supports 32 3G SDI inputs and outputs, KUMO 1616 supports 16 3G SDI inputs and outputs, and KUMO 1604 supporting 16 3G SDI inputs and 4 3G SDI outputs.

Powerful signal control

KUMO’s powerful cross-point routing matrix maps any input to any number of outputs without the need for additional patch panels or distribution amplifiers. Use KUMO as an affordable distribution amplifier by routing a single input to all outputs. Used in this way, a KUMO 3232 can take the place of multiple distribution amplifiers.

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 and UltraHD workflows. This allows seamless routing of uncompressed or RAW 4K and UltraHD signals throughout a production or post facility. Then switch the router back to HD/SD operation as needed, giving you the flexibility to route virtually any format in your facility.

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.

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 auto-detect Bonjour™/Zeroconf protocols mean that network configuration is 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.

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 Control Panel

KUMO CP is an optional 1RU control panel that can be used in standalone or networked configurations.

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


AJA KUMO 1604 Specifications

Video Formats 525i 29.97
625i 25
720P 50, 59.94, 60
1080i 25, 29.97, 30
1080PsF 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
Video Input Digital SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits
Single link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC per input)
Video Output Digital SD/HD/3G SDI, SMPTE-259/292/296, 8- or 10-bits
Single link 4:2:2 (1 x BNC per output)
Audio Input Digital 8-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
Audio Output Digital 8-channel, 24-bit SMPTE-259 SDI embedded audio, 48kHz sample rate, Synchronous
Timecode SDI RP188 preserved from inputs to outputs
Reference Input Analogue Colour Black (1V) or Composite Sync (2 or 4V) Looping, non-terminating.
Network Interface 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ-45)
Embedded web server for remote control
Machine Control RS-422, Grass Valley Native Protocol 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
1: GND
2: RX-
3: TX+
4: GND
5: No Connection
6: GND
7: RX+RX+
8: TX-
9: GND
Shell GND
Dimensions Width: 19"
(48.26cm)
Depth: 1.5" (3.81cm)
Height: 1.75" (4.45cm)
Weight 1.2lb (.55kg)
Operating temperature 0 to 40 degrees C
Relative humidity 0 to 90%, non-condensing
Power 100-240 VAC 50/60Hz , 9-17 VDC, 12 VDC nominal 7.5 Watts, 0.8A at 12VDC
Optional redundant power supply