As a media organization, you will often need to create, as well as play out content. Yet, when considering storage solutions for discrete playout you are faced with limited option:
- If cost is the main consideration, you can use the non-shareable, non-expandable storage in the playout server. If you want to share that storage, or perhaps expand it at a later date, then you have to build a SAN, which can be complex to install, manage and maintain.
- If your channel requirements are small and you know that they will remain the same, with no need to grow, then you are typically left with the option of purchasing a system that is too large for your operation.
Now there is a new option. K2 Central TX. This new, high performance shared storage solution maximizes your return on investment by keeping all your storage options flexible, from production to playout.
K2 Central TX’s unique ability to bridge these two environments means that you can mix formats, frame-accurately, on the fly. It also means that you can accept content from all leading NLEs, including our own EDIUS
editor, which can be directly attached to the K2 Central shared storage unit.
Now the media you need, whenever you need it, is readily available in one centralized storage location, with the ability to backup your media using traditional backup tools.
K2 Central TX is all about simplicity and performance. It is available in three storage configurations — 20 TB, 40 TB and 60 TB — to which you can attach up to five 4-channel K2 Summit 3G Transmission Clients
with plug-and-play simplicity. K2 Central TX delivers up to 16 simultaneous HD channels at 100 Mb/s or up to 20 simultaneous HD channels at 50 Mb/s, both with 2 Gb/s of real-time video bandwidth and more than 800 hours of 100 Mb/s storage. Plus you can add EDIUS seats as well, for playout and
production from one storage solution.