Grass Valley, CA (April 12, 2023) – AJA Video Systems today revealed Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R, two new transmitter/receiver converters for transporting and controlling low latency, professional quality 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/VESA Dante video and audio to/from 12G-SDI or HDMI 2.0 devices over a 1 GigE Dante AV network. Audio and video streams from the AJA Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R can be easily managed using the popular Dante Controller software. Building on AJA's OG-DANTE-12GAM 12G-SDI/Dante 64-channel audio embedder/disembedder, these new devices allow AV teams, professionals who manage video distribution in a networked facility, and systems integrators to seamlessly incorporate high-quality, visually lossless video into AV-over-IP environments spanning stadiums, arenas, theaters, churches, schools, office complexes, hotels, conference rooms, and more.
Harnessing Audinate's new Dante AV Ultra high image quality solution for standard 1 GigE networks, AJA Dante AV 4K-T converts 4K/UHD/2K/HD/VESA SDI and HDMI to Dante AV Ultra signals while Dante AV 4K-R supports conversion of Dante AV Ultra signals to 4K/UHD/2K/HD/VESA SDI and HDMI. Both devices offer unprecedented low latency and time synchronization, ensuring perfect lip sync to in-venue screens and for external broadcasts and streams.
AJA Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R also allow AV teams to leverage existing IP infrastructure and digital AV equipment across multiple physical locations for seamless video and boardroom conferencing technology integration. Built-in networked control and flexibility make it easy to deploy and manage video walls and digital signage at a lower cost, with end-user routing to screens or speakers supported in-venue. AJA Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R also pair well with professional baseband devices, including the AJA Ki Pro Ultra 12G and Io 4K Plus, and can be used with AJA KUMO SDI routers to easily route signals into or out of a Dante AV infrastructure.
Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R feature highlights
*Secondary port should never be connected to the primary switch
**SDI does not have output when the source video is HDCP content protected.
"We are thrilled to welcome AJA into the Dante AV family," stated Aidan Williams, CEO of Audinate. "As a world renowned leader in the video and broadcast markets, customers look to AJA for innovative, trusted products that enable IP-based workflows. The new AJA Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R are bellwether products that will allow customers in a variety of markets, including broadcast, live events, education, and house of worship to experience all of the benefits of Dante audio with perfectly synchronized, high-quality, ultra low latency networked video using Dante AV. We look forward to continuing our partnership with AJA to continue bringing more innovative Dante AV products to market in the future."
"Audinate has a trusted reputation for providing reliable audio over IP in live environments, making its new Dante AV Ultra protocol an attractive option for seamlessly integrating video devices to Dante audio networks. We're thrilled to partner with them in building conversion devices to broaden access to Dante AV workflows, which will ultimately benefit the larger AV industry in its transition to IP," shared AJA President Nick Rashby. "AJA's Dante AV 4K-T and Dante AV 4K-R are helping set the foundation for a new ProAV IP video standard, along with delivering the ease-of-use, multi-vendor interoperability, and an integrated control experience that customers have come to expect from us."
Pricing and Availability
AJA Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R are available today from AJA's worldwide network of resellers for $2495 US MSRP each. For rack mounting up to two units, the 1RU AJA IOX-RM rack mount shelf accessory is available for $120 US MSRP. For more information, visit www.aja.com/dante-av-ultra, or check out AJA's What's New Page. AJA Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R will also be on display at NAB 2023 in the West Hall, booth #2600.