AJA KUMO 1616-12G Compact 16x16 12G-SDI RouterAJA KUMO 1616-12G Compact 16x16 12G-SDI Router

AJA KUMO 1616-12G Compact 16×16 12G-SDI Router

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AJA KUMO 1616-12G is a compact 1RU 16×16 router, supporting 12G-SDI for both 16 inputs and 16 outputs.

AJA KUMO 1616-12G supports large format resolutions as well as high frame rates via single 12G-SDI cable. This router offers network-based control and monitoring via a web browser, thanks to embedded Linux server.

As part of the series of 1RU, 2RU and 4RU formats, these AJA routers are only few inches deep, hence making them a perfect fit for any broadcast, production environment in mobile trucks or edit suites. To futureproof 8K workflows, AJA KUMO 1616-12G can be configured for dual-link or quad-link grouping. Aditional feature are salvos which allow the operator to quickly recall predefined sources to specific destinations configurations with a simple button press.

Features of the AJA KUMO 1616-12G:

  • 16x 12G-SDI inputs and outputs
  • Small, portable form factor
  • Single cable support for 4K/UltraHD
  • Redundant power supply option
  • Eight salvos per router
  • Embedded web server for remote control
  • USB port to easily configure the router IP address
  • Five year warranty

Video Format

  • 270 Mbps, 1.5 Gbps, 3 Gbps, 6 Gbps, 12 Gbps SDI
  • 270 Mbps DVB-ASI
  • Format agnostic, 270 Mbps – 12 Gbps

Video Input Digital

  • 12G-SDI Inputs
  • 16x 12G-SDI BNC, SMPTE-259/292/424/2081/2082

Video Output Digital

  • 12G-SDI Outputs
  • 16x 12G-SDI BNC, SMPTE-259/292/424/2081/2082
  • Noninverting

Ancillary Data

  • Passes all SDI embedded ancillary data including audio


  • Up to 8 Salvos can be configured and saved in each KUMO router

Cable Equalization

(Belden 1694A)

  • 12 Gbps, up to 55m
  • 6 Gbps, up to 110m
  • 3 Gbps, up to 185m
  • 1.5 Gbps, up to 210m
  • 270 Mbps, up to 405m
  • Automatic operation


  • 270 Mbps, 1.483 Gbps, 1.485 Gbps, 2.967 Gbps, 2.970 Gbps, 5.934 Gbps, 5.940 Gbps, 11.868 Gbps, 11.880 Gbps – Auto Select
  • All other rates are passed through and not reclocked

Switching Modes

  • Single, Dual, and Quad link modes
  • Switches in vertical blanking per SMPTE RP-168

Control Panel Compatibility

  • AJA KUMO CP – 1RU X-Y Ethernet control panel
  • AJA KUMO CP2 – 2RU X-Y Ethernet control panel

Reference Input

  • External, 2x BNC
  • Looping, nonterminating
  • Blackburst or tri-level sync

Network Interface

  • 1x RJ-45, 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Supports AJA KUMO Ethernet control panels, direct connect or networked
  • Basic support for Grass Valley Native Protocol
  • Embedded web server for remote control

USB Interface

  • 1x Mini-USB for IP configuration using AJA eMini-Setup

Serial Interface

  • 1x DB-9 Female, RS-422
  • Basic support for Grass Valley Native Protocol
  • 9-pin D-connector pinout is as follows:
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Size (w x d x h)

  • 1RU – 17.4″ x 1.54″ x 1.75″ (441.96 x 39.12 x 44.45 mm)


  • 1.4 lb (0.7 kg)


  • 10-14VDC regulated, 16W typ, 18W max, power supply required, included with purchase
  • AC Adapter: 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz, universal input


  • Safe Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F)
  • Safe Storage Temperature (Power OFF): -40 to 60 C (-40 to 140 F)
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10-90% noncondensing
  • Operating Altitude: <3,000 meters (<10,000 feet)