AJA (http://www.aja.com) is shipping its its new KUMO line of compact SDI routers and FiDO family of SDI/Optical Fiber converters. They support full broadcast specifications over SDI, HD SDI, and 3G SDI and provide web-browser control over a LAN to simplify integration into production and post environments.

FiDO (Fiber Digital Optical) is a family of five SDI/Optical Fiber converters that enable the transport of SDI, HD-SDI and 3G SDI over long distance. KMO compact SDI routers are available in two configurations: the KUMO 1604 supporting sixteen SDI inputs and four out, and the KUMO 1616 supporting 16 channels in and out. Running embedded Linux, KUMO routers support HTTP control and monitoring, with elegant and network setup via BonJour.

The FiDO mini converters are available at a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$445. The MSRP of the KUMO 1604 is US$1995 and the MSRP of the KUMO 1616 is US$299.