Bluefish444 Demonstrates New KRONOS Range of I/O Cards at NAB Show 2017

Multi-Channel 4K60p, HDR, High Frame Rate SDI and SMPTE 2022 support for Video Over IP workflows in Broadcast, Production and Post-Production

NORTH MELBOURNE, Australia--()--Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video I/O cards for the Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems, introduces the KRONOS range of video and audio I/O cards.

“With the choice of HD-BNC 3G/HD/SD connectivity, or SFP+ connectivity enabling greater than 3G SDI and Video Over IP across 10Gbps Ethernet, the KRONOS range will suit today's demanding requirements and cover emerging technologies as they mature”

The new line of KRONOS cards extends the feature set of Bluefish444’s Epoch video cards, which support up to 4K60p workflows. KRONOS is developed for workflows requiring UHD up to 8K, high frame rates up to 120fps, high dynamic range (HDR) and Video Over IP.

With these capabilities, Bluefish444 cards are developed to support all areas of TV and feature film production, post, display and restoration, virtual reality and augmented reality.

KRONOS will offer the choice of SDI I/O connectivity with the KRONOS ēlektron featuring eight high-density BNC connectors capable of SD/HD/3G-SDI. Each HD-BNC connector is fully bi-directional enabling numerous configuration options including eight input, eight output, or a mixture of SDI input and output connections.

The KRONOS optikós offers future-proofing connectivity with three SFP+ cages in addition to two HD-BNC connectors for 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O. The SFP+ cages on KRONOS optikós provide limitless connectivity options with potential for greater than 3G SDI, IP connectivity across 10Gb Ethernet, and flexibility to choose from numerous physical interfaces.

“With the choice of HD-BNC 3G/HD/SD connectivity, or SFP+ connectivity enabling greater than 3G SDI and Video Over IP across 10Gbps Ethernet, the KRONOS range will suit today's demanding requirements and cover emerging technologies as they mature,” states Tom Lithgow, Bluefish444 Product Manager. He continues, “4K UHD, high frame rate and ultra-high frame rate video, HDR, Video Over IP, and hardware assisted processing will be available to OEM developers, professional content creators and system integrators with the Bluefish444 KRONOS Range.”

Supported by Bluefish444’s cross-platform unified driver and API, the KRONOS range is set to become the highest quality, most reliable solution for high-bandwidth multi-channel video, audio and data I/O available.

The KRONOS range will be available in Q2 2017 with pricing announced then. Bluefish444 will be showing the KRONOS range at NAB Show 2017 at Stand SL10021. For further information regarding Bluefish444 and KRONOS, visit bluefish444.com

Contacts

Bluefish444
Daniel Clissold, +61 3 9682 9477
marketing@bluefish444.com

Release Summary

The new KRONOS range of video and audio I/O cards will be shown at NAB Show, featuring SDI I/O, HDMI, HDR, HFR, SMPTE 2022 Video Over IP for broadcast, production and post-production workflows.

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