Snell at NATEXPO 2012


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. At Natexpo Snell will focus on the demonstrations of Channel-In-A-Box, Routing, Production Switching and Conversion.

ICE Channel-in-a-Box v3.0 — We Thought About the Channel, Not Just the Box
New features to ICE further extend Snell's channel-in-a-box cost benefits. With a focus on incorporating more of the channel into the box, Snell's ICE now includes powerful, integrated 3D and 2D graphics and CG functionality with timeline-editing control and the ability to populate fields from Morpheus automation schedule events, as well as external data sources.


Vega Router — For Flexible Port, Fiber, and Coax Configuration
Snell's award-winning Vega is a new routing platform that allows users to configure any signal port independently for fiber or coax (copper), easing a mixed connectivity environment and helping broadcasters to migrate simply and cost-effectively. Its unique design also enables any port to be configured as either an input or output, providing the industry's most flexible asymmetric routing solution, available in 2RU with 96 ports or 4RU with 192 ports. Vega uses proprietary algorithms to monitor every subassembly continuously and offers a full range of options for maximum redundancy: dual crosspoints, dual controllers, dual power supplies, and dual fans — all "hot" pluggable or replaceable.

Kahuna Flare — Multi-Format Production Switcher With 1080p Standard Functionality
Kahuna Flare is the first mid-level switcher to offer standard single-link 1080p support alongside SD and HD formats — making it ideal for over-the-air broadcasts, IP, or Internet delivery platforms, and even large, progressive screen presentations. With versions ranging from 2 M/E to 4 M/E, Kahuna Flare offers four keyers per M/E and two channels of 3D DVE, all in a single 6-U rack frame. The system comes standard with 48 inputs and 24 outputs, with the option to upgrade to 60 inputs and 32 outputs. Snell's unique FormatFusion3 gives Kahuna Flare users unmatched versatility in working with multiple signal formats, enabling them to mix SD, HD, and 1080p inputs and outputs simultaneously as required to meet any distribution need.


KudosPro — High-Density, Low-Cost Signal-Processing Platform
Also showing at NATEXPO 2012 is Snell's new KudosPro signal-processing platform, which includes six new single-, dual-, and quad-channel format and frame-rate converters. 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. This signal-processing platform offers robust, universal up-, down-, and crossconversion, as well as motion-compensated processing for SD, HD, and 3Gbps applications. The KudosPro range of converters suit all applications including international program exchange; content repurposing for Internet, TV, and Blu-ray™ distribution; and high-density teleport and satellite distribution. Housed in an attractive and robust 1-RU 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.