Grass Valley, CA (September 6, 2023) – AJA Video Systems unveiled KONA XM, a new Desktop I/O card that is designed and certified to meet medical equipment manufacturer requirements. Combining dual, full-size BNC 12G-SDI connections and dual HDMI 2.0 connections, KONA XM delivers reliable, ultra-low latency video I/O for AJA Developer Partners building artificial intelligence (AI) tools for medical procedures and surgeries. AJA developed KONA XM in close collaboration with NVIDIA and Dedicated Computing to ensure integrated support for the NVIDIA IGX artificial intelligence (AI) platform and the NVIDIA Holoscan software development kit (SDK).
"KONA XM represents a new generation of I/O technology from AJA that leverages GPUDirect RDMA and Streaming DMA to ensure up to ultra-low latency for the most mission-critical video applications, including surgery and medical procedures, where video delivery is crucial to a successful outcome. It fills a real niche in the space, providing the I/O performance required of AI medical devices," shared AJA President Nick Rashby. "We're thrilled to team with NVIDIA and Dedicated Computing on KONA XM to bring this card to market and share it with the community."
"AI is adding a new level of precision to modern medicine, with technologies like NVIDIA IGX and Holoscan paving the way to medical devices that vastly improve how doctors and surgeons treat patients," shared Yaniv Lazimy, Senior Technical Product Manager for Medical Devices at NVIDIA. "Secure, reliable video processing is integral to the continued evolution of these technologies, which makes AJA's KONA XM, with its built-in safety features and high-quality, low latency video, an exciting prospect for medical professionals."
Dedicated Computing Senior Product Manager Jeff Durst added, "Medical technology is evolving at a breakneck pace, with high resolution, high dynamic range video, and AI/machine learning opening the doors to new solutions that will vastly improve healthcare. Working with AJA and NVIDIA to build technologies like KONA XM and NVIDIA IGX into our M1000 Family of Edge AI hardware and software systems makes it easier for us to accommodate growing customer demand for AI assisted surgical tools, without expending significant R&D resources."
KONA XM feature highlights include:
Pricing and availability
KONA XM will be available through AJA's Developer Partner program in Q4 2023 for $4,195 US MSRP for the active cooling model and $3,995 US MSRP for the passive cooling model. For more information about KONA XM, visit: www.aja.com/kona-xm.