AJA Previews Io 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2

Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems: Io 4K Will Deliver Portable 4K Video/Audio Capture and Playback Across Thunderbolt™ 2

AJA Video Systems presented a technology preview of the new Io 4K, an evolution of its popular devices for professional video I/O, now updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and 4K workflows. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt™ 2-enabled device such as the new Mac Pro, and offers an additional Thunderbolt™ 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals such as high-resolution displays and high-capacity storage.

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Io 4K will offer a broad range of video and audio connectivity, supporting the latest 4K and UltraHD devices. AJA's proven conversion technology allows realtime high-quality scaling of 4K and UltraHD to HD. Io 4K will also seamlessly integrates with leading post-production and delivery tools such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Creative Cloud, AJA Control Room, Telestream Wirecast 5 and more to be announced.

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Key Io 4K features will include:
-- Portable 4K/UHD and HD/SD capture and playback across Thunderbolt™ 2
-- Use with the new Mac Pro for video output up to 4K at 10-bit quality
-- Backwards compatible with existing Thunderbolt hosts
-- 4x bi-directional 3G-SDI
-- 4K/UHD HDMI I/O
-- Simultaneous SDI and HDMI outputs
-- Real time 4K to HD down-conversion for HD-SDI and HDMI monitoring
-- 10-bit high-quality 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 workflow support
-- Two Thunderbolt(TM) 2 ports support hosting, daisy-chaining of displays, storage and more
-- 16-channel embedded audio on SDI
-- 8-channel embedded audio on HDMI
-- DB-25 analog audio output connector
-- XLR 12V power for battery or AC use
-- RS422 VTR control, Reference, LTC Input
-- Headphone jack and level control for mobile environments

"Io 4K leverages the latest technology in our industry, all in one sleek portable box," said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems. "It bridges 4K workflows to HD, to the latest 4K and UltraHD displays, and to the Mac over the amazing Thunderbolt™ 2 interface."

Io 4K will be available when the new Mac Pro ships, via AJA's global network of resellers.

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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.

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