AJA has debuted the next-generation KONA LHe Plus at the IBC 2011 show in Amsterdam, offering video capture and playback capabilities at a new reduced price and with greater performance than its predecessor, the KONA LHe.

KONA LHe Plus offers a host of professional features including 10-bit or 8-bit uncompressed video I/O, two-channel AES digital audio and eight-channel SDI embedded digital audio I/O, analog composite or s-video or SD/HD component video I/O, two-channel balanced analog audio I/O and 10-bit quality hardware down-conversion from HD to SD.

KONA LHe Plus offers improved performance with RGB graphics applications, such as Adobe After Effects. AJA’s renowned OS X and Windows software and application integration is included. KONA LHe Plus is also fully extensible via an optional 1RU breakout box.

KONA LHe Plus will be available in October for US$995 (around £625).