Snell CABSAT 2012 Product Preview
Production Switcher Platform
The Snell Kahuna 360 is the world's most powerful production switcher, offering up to six full M/Es, seven keyers, and a new internal layering keyer per M/E, 120 HD/SD inputs and 64 HD/SD outputs. The world's first native single-link 1080p/3G switcher, Kahuna 360 supports any format in and any format out on any input or output, and can support multiple simultaneous productions from a single mainframe. The Kahuna 360 features unique Make M/E technology, which makes it easy for the operator to leverage available mixer power and create a tailor-made M/E — selecting inputs, keyers, stores, DVE, and outputs — for specific production requirements.
New Flexible Port, Fiber, and Coax Router
Snell's award-winning Vega™ is a new routing platform that allows users to configure any signal port independently for fiber or coax (copper) connectivity. Vega's unique design also enables any port to be configured as either an input or output, providing the industry's most flexible asymmetric routing solution within a space-saving 96-port router. Vega offers a full range of options for maximum redundancy: dual crosspoints, dual controllers, dual power supplies and dual fans. All are "hot" pluggable or replaceable. Vega uses proprietary algorithms to continuously monitor every sub-assembly. Vega provides a single solution for a huge range of routing applications with 50 percent more inputs and outputs than a traditional 2RU router
Multi-format Hybrid Router
The Sirius 830 routing switcher is the smallest in the state-of-the-art Sirius 800 range of multi-format, expandable, hybrid routers. It offers a compact 15-RU, 288 x 288 frame, with the ability to add an additional 140 independently controllable multiviewer outputs, ideal for studio or OB productions. The Sirius 830 features high-performance modules for flexible routing of SD, HD, ASI, and 3Gbps signals. In addition, the Sirius 800's unique approach to redundant crosspoint protection allows a single redundant crosspoint card to protect against failures on multiple crosspoints, providing the highest level of resilience without compromising functionality.
IT-Based, Unique, Multi-Function System for Automated Playout
ICE is Snell's IT-based channel-in-a-box system that delivers the full range of functionality users require while reducing overall system cost for a fully capable playout solution. New version V2.2 software offers advanced captioning, graphics, AFD-based scaling, Omneon tagged audio support, and many other enhanced features. Designed for television news, sports, and multi-language playout, ICE enables regional media and broadcast companies to bring new channels to air more quickly and at a significantly lower cost.
Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology and provides broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions to create, better manage, and streamline the distribution of content for today's multi-screen world. Snell provides the tools necessary to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to HDTV, stereoscopic 3D, and 3Gbps operations. 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.