Broadcast India Show: Snell to Showcase KudosPro

KudosPro, a High-Density, Low-Cost, Multi-Channel Conversion Range

New Signal Processing Range Offers Robust, Universal Up/Down/Crossconversion and Motion-Compensated Processing for SD, HD, and 3Gbps Applications

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At Broadcast India 2012, on the Cinecita stand, Snell will debut KudosPro, a next-generation platform that delivers high-quality image-processing capabilities in a compact, affordable, format-flexible package. The KudosPro range is available at an exceptionally low price point, making it a realistic option for the many broadcasters, news agencies, and content providers that must consider cost and space issues while also ensuring high-quality delivery of large numbers of channels to domestic and international audiences.

The KudosPro range is the latest addition to Snell's award-winning lineup of control and monitoring, modular infrastructure, routing switchers, multi-viewers, and conversion products. KudosPro is a universal platform that seamlessly handles up, down, and crossconversion of all SD, HD, and 3Gbps video formats, as well as a wide range of audio formats including AES, embedded audio, and Dolby® E. The unmatched flexibility of the KudosPro platform makes it an ideal choice for applications such as broadcast, playout, international program exchange, content repurposing, and high-density teleport and satellite distribution. With features such as noise reduction, legalizer, user-selectable aspect ratio conversion, and extensive picture enhancement tools, KudosPro makes it easy to correct signal problems and bring incoming feeds within specifications, while simultaneously saving uplink bandwidth.

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Snell will introduce six new KudosPro products at Broadcast India 2012 including single-, dual-, and quad-channel format and frame-rate converters. Housed in an attractive and robust 1RU package, all KudosPro products provide comprehensive control capabilities via an intuitive control panel. Full system management and monitoring is provided via SNMP or Snell's RollCall system. Additional functionality includes relay bypass, HDMI® monitoring output, closed caption and timecode management, and AFD support.

"Today's broadcast operation centers, cable headends, and playout facilities are challenged to support large numbers of channels in ever smaller facilities, especially as real estate prices continue to rise," said Vanessa Ching, vice president of channel marketing and communications at Snell. "At the same time, they require a reliable, flexible infrastructure in order to deliver the highest-quality SD and HD content. KudosPro fulfills these requirements efficiently, cost-effectively, and with total peace of mind. With KudosPro, we've applied our many years of innovation and expertise in conversion and signal-processing technologies to deliver a highly versatile solution — supporting all broadcast frame rates and formats to ensure superb results for international content sources. Broadcasters can deliver stunning 1080p, HD, and SD pictures to their viewers with the reliability and customer service they've come to expect from Snell."

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About Snell
Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology, providing broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions to create, manage, and streamline the distribution of content for today's multi-screen world. Specializing in TV Everywhere, Broadcast Infrastructure, and Live Production applications, Snell provides the necessary tools to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to HDTV, stereoscopic 3D, and 3Gbps operations, while enabling broadcasters to monetize and deliver their media assets across multiple distribution platforms. Headquartered in the U.K., Snell serves more than 2,000 broadcasters, post facilities, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel.

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