Snell Products at BVE 2013
KudosPro MC500 — Low-Cost Signal-Processing Platform
On display at the BVE 2013 will be KudosPro MC500, the newest addition to the KudosPro family of cost-effective, broadcast-quality format and standards conversion systems.
KudosPro range is available at an exceptionally low price point, making it ideal 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. With the MC500, Snell places the superior picture quality of motion compensation within reach of even the tightest budgets. Like the other KudosPro converters, the MC500 provides up-, down-, and crossconversion for all broadcast standards including SD, HD, and 3Gbps (1080p) and includes a range of tools for picture enhancement, audio gain/delay/shuffle, closed caption and timecode passing, AFDs, and much more.
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.
Available in 2RU with 96 ports or 4RU with 192 ports, its unique design enables any port to be configured as either an input or output, providing the industry's most flexible asymmetric routing solution. 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 6U 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.
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, government agencies, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel.