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K2 Solo 3G HD/SD Server
2 Channels: 25 Hours of HD Storage: There's Only One K2 Solo

This portable broadcast server is proud to stand alone among its peers. K2 Solo® 3G is broadcast-capable and optimized for both production and broadcast workflows.

It's easy on the eyes, your budget, and on space. It's called K2 Solo, but you don't have to worry about it not fitting in with the crowd. It integrates beautifully with a host of Grass Valley® solutions.

Half the space, full functionality: K2 Solo is one smart little cookie. It delivers all the same functionality as a two-channel K2 Summit® 3G, but takes up 50% less space—ideal for small production studios and mobile production trucks. This high-quality HD media server is also compatible with all applications that run on the K2 Summit 3G.

Solo sophistication: Clip playout and instant replays available immediately—check. Clips and playlists you can quickly and easily call up ready for air—check. Integrated effects—check. A more sophisticated on-screen look—check. We believe the K2 Solo 3G media server checks all the right boxes—now it's time to check it out for yourself.

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K2 Solo 3G Highlights
  • Small form factor: ½ rack width, 2 RU high
  • Two bidirectional channels with DV and MPEG-2 support
  • AVC-Intra 50/100 support is available
  • DNxHD 145/220 support is available
  • Up to 45 hours of SD DV25 storage and 25 hours of HD storage (XDCAM HD 50) on hard disk
  • Simultaneous high-resolution and low-resolution proxy encoding
  • Instant replay – record-to-play in less than ½ second
  • AppCenter Pro comes standard
  • ChannelFlex-compatible with AppCenter Elite:
    • Multicam mode
    • Super SloMo mode:
      • 3D
      • Video + key
  • HD/SD-SDI monitor output with timecode burn-in and custom text overlays
  • Multiviewer monitor mode with custom text overlays
  • Built-in mix effects within a single play channel
  • Fast boot times with embedded operating system on CompactFlash media
  • QuickTime-compatible file system for edit-in-place with Final Cut Pro 7, EDIUS, and other NLEs
  • Integrated control operation with Grass Valley production switchers and vision mixers
HD Compression Formats
  • DVCPRO HD
  • MPEG-2@HL 4:2:0, I-Frame & Long GOP, 12-80 Mb/s
  • MPEG-2@HL 4:2:2, I-Frame & Long GOP, 20-100 Mb/s
  • XDCAM HD (25, 35, 50 Mb/s)
  • XDCAM HD (25, 35, 50 Mb/s)
  • XDCAM EX
  • DNxHD 145/220
  • AVC-Intra 50/100
  • H.264 playout

SD Compression Formats
  • DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO 25/50
  • MPEG-2@ML 4:2:0, I-Frame & Long GOP, 2-15 Mb/s
  • MPEG-2@ML 4:2:2, I-Frame & Long GOP, 4-50 Mb/s
  • D10/IMX 30/40/50

Video Channels
  • 2 HD/SD-SDI record/play channels
  • SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M, ITU-R601, 525/625 line component, 10-bit
  • HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M, 10-bit

Proxy Encoding
  • 2 or 4 streams (licensed through AppCenter Pro or AppCenter Elite)
  • Each stream includes 1 video and up to 8 audio tracks for recording. Any audio track can be selected when streaming
  • Video – MPEG-4 part 10
  • Audio – AAC

Monitor Modes
  • SDI Monitor out with timecode burn-in
  • VGA Multiviewer
  • Definable text overlay includes channel name, clip name, transport status, play speed, audio meters, and other status

Video Playback Output
  • All clips play seamlessly back-to-back
  • Off-speed play with line interpolation
  • Video/audio mix effects
  • Dissolves between two video tracks
  • Fade up/down to matte color

Conversion & Aspect Ratio
  • 525⇔1080i/720p, 625⇔1080i/720p
  • 720p⇔1080i cross conversion
  • 4:3-16:9 aspect ratio conversions
  • Embedded audio tracks
  • 16 embedded channels/video

Discrete AES/EBU Audio
  • 8 input and 8 output trackes (4 AES pairs) per video channel
  • DB25 pin connector per video channel (XLR breakout cable is optional)

Audio Specifications
  • PCM: 48 kHz 16- or 24-bit
  • Sample rate conversion to 48 kHz
  • AC-3 and Dolby E pass-through

Audio Special Features
  • Scrub audio support (±2X)
  • Audio click elimination
  • Audio tagging and audio mapping

Hard Disk Storage (+/- 10%)
  • DV25/DV50/100 = 46/24/12 hours
  • MPEG-2@ 12/25/50/100 Mb/s = 110/50/25/12 hours

Power Requirements
  • 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Typical power: 180 Watts

Physical Characteristics
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 89 x 210 x 446 mm (3.5 x 8.25 x 17.7 in.)
  • Weight: 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs.)

Environmental Characteristics
  • Operating temperature: 10° to +40°C (50° to 104°F)
  • Non-operating temperature: -40° to +60°C (-40° to 140°F)
  • Operating relative humidity: 20% to 80% from -5° to +45°C (23° to 113°F)
  • Non-operating relative humidity: 10% to 80% from -30° to +60°C (-22° to 140°F)

GPI
12 in, 12 out – DB25 pin connector

Reference Genlock
  • NTSC/PAL black composite analog
  • Two BNC, 75Ω passive loop through
  • Burst frequency lock: PAL +10 Hz at subcarrier; NTSC +20 Hz at subcarrier
  • Tri-Level sync conforms to SMPTE 296M-2001 for 1280x720p systems and SMPTE 274M-2008 for 1920x1080

Timecode (per video channel)
  • LTC SMPTE 12M on mini XLR
  • One VITC reader/writer
  • Ancillary timecode

Protocols
  • BVW (RS-422) (w/o insert edit)
  • Odetics/VDCP (RS-422)
  • AMP (RS-422 and Ethernet)
  • K2.net native API

Ports
  • Four 100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports
  • 1 Express Card, 34 mm (front)
  • 4 USB 2.0 front, two USB 2.0 rear
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • One RJ-45 serial port per channel
  • 15-pin SVGA
  • USB keyboard, mouse

Remote Monitoring
Grass Valley SNMP-based remote facility-monitoring software

Certifications
UL 60950, FCC Class A, EMC Class A, CE, C-Tick, CSA 60950, IEC 950, EN 60950
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January 27, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., January 27, 2014 — To build upon its success generated in the Middle East region in 2013, Grass Valley® will showcase a range of broadcast and media solutions at CABSAT 2014, held March 11-13 at the World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE. Spanning across two levels and designed for maximum impact, Grass Valley's stand (A5-20, Hall 5) will house its robust and growing product suite, including production switchers, cameras, editing software, and more, and provide a VIP atmosphere for meetings away from the busy show floor.
Hillsboro, Ore., January 14, 2014 — For improved production quality and greater reliability on game day, the Colorado Rockies production staff have installed a Grass Valley® K2 Solo® 3G 2-channel media server into the control room at Coors Field in Denver, CO. The compact, standalone server allows staff members to tap into a powerful 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure and high-performance file operations while guaranteeing that on-air channels will never drop a frame of video, which is vital during live sports productions.

K2 Media Server & Storage Platform Solution Datasheet

The K2 media server and storage platform from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the most extensive and flexible line of media servers,storage and integrated playout devices in the industry. Leveraging open-standard IT components and technologies, the K2 platform brings the benefits of mainstream computer industries to the broadcast enterprise — including the latest advances in processing power and storage capacity with ease of integration, and streamlined operation and management.

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