K2 Summit 3G Transmission Client
4-Channel MPEG-2 and DV Format Playout Client
K2 Summit 3G Transmission clients are built for broadcast and distribution services using manual or traditional automation systems — with mission critical, 24/7/365 reliability. Each K2 Summit 3G Transmission client comes with two HD/SD bidirectional channels and two HD/SD playout channels to give you the configuration variety you need — including two record and two playout, to models with four playout channels. Plus you get built-in up/down/crossconversion capability with full AFD, so migrating from SD to HD is worry-free.


  • Affordable SD/HD playout system for broadcasters
  • Compact 2 RU chassis with redundant power supplies
  • Up to 4 configurable channels, with two playout channels and two bidirectional channels (record or playout)
  • Play DV, MPEG formats back-to-back
  • Clients with direct external storage connection or shared storage connection to K2 SAN
  • Servers with eight 2 TB 7.2K SAS drives configured as RAID-10:
    • 1,100 hours at 12 Mb/s
    • 312 hours at 50 Mb/s
    • 156 hours at 100 Mb/s
  • Multiple SDI outputs per channel:
    • SDI on-air output
    • SDI monitor output with timecode burn-in
  • Quad split multiviewer with audio level meters, clip name, timecode burn-in, count down, and transport controls (part of K2 AppCenter Pro)
  • Built-in automatic up/down/crossconversion with aspect ratio conversion and full AFD support
  • Easy to service chassis from within the rack
  • Embedded OS on CompactFlash
  • Import/export supported formats as MXF OP1a, SMPTE 360M (GXF), or QuickTime
  • Comprehensive protocol support for control by wide range of automation and other applications
  • Channel control over RS-422 or Ethernet (with selected applications)
  • AppCenter-based Playlist Manager for simple playback options
  • QuickTime-compatible file system provides easy interfaces to NLE systems
  • Wide support from automation and media asset management suppliers
Video Channels
  • BNC, 75Ω
  • SD SDI: SMPTE 259M, ITU-R601, 525/625 line component, 10-bit
  • HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M, 10-bit
Configurations – Client
  • 4 playout channels
  • 3 playout channels and 1 record channel
  • 2 playout channels and 2 record channels
Configurations – Server
4-Channel Models:
  • Four playout channels
  • Three playout channels and one record channel
  • Two playout channels and two record channels
2-Channel Model:
  • Two playout channels
  • One playout channel and one record channel
  • DV, DVCAM, DV25, DV50
  • 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
  • DVCPRO HD (playout only)
  • MPEG-2@HL 4:2:0, I-Frame & Long GOP 12-100 Mb/s
  • MPEG-2@HL 4:2:2, I-Frame & Long GOP 20-100 Mb/s
  • XDCAM HD (18, 25, 35 Mb/s)
  • XDCAM HD 4:2:2 (50 Mb/s)
Monitor Output
Each channel has a secondary SDI monitoring output with optional timecode burn-in (with AppCenter Pro option)
Multiviewer Output
Built-in multi-viewer displays all four channels on one VGA monitor (with K2 AppCenter Pro option)
Up/Down/Crossconversion and Aspect Ratio
  • 525i➞1080i, 525i➞720p, 625i➞1080i, 625i➞720p
  • 720p➞1080i crossconversion
  • AFD support for 4:3➞16:9 aspect ratio conversion with format specified basis with clip by clip override capability
  • Bar, half-bar, crop, and stretch options configurable via UI, AMP protocol, or K2.net (native protocol)
Storage Connections – Client
Direct Connect:
8 Gb/s Fibre Channel
K2 SAN Connect:
  • 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel single or dual redundant connections
  • iSCSI over Ethernet single or dual redundant connections
Storage Capacities – Server
8 2 TB 7.2K SAS drives
RAID-10 configurations:
  • 8 Mb/s = 1,500 hours
  • 12 Mb/s = 1,100 hours
  • 15 Mb/s = 920 hours
  • 25 Mb/s = 592 hours
  • 50 Mb/s = 312 hours
  • 100 Mb/s = 156 hours
Audio Specifications
  • Input: 48 kHz, 16-, or 24-bit digital
  • Audio PCM
  • Sample rate conversion on inputs (32 kHz to 96 kHz) to 48 kHz
  • Output: 48 kHz clock derived from video reference, 16- or 24-bit
  • Compliant with SD-SMPTE 259M, HD-SMPTE 292M
  • Audio delay adjustable ±200 ms relative to output video
  • Pass-through of Dolby D and E
E-to-E Mode
  • Less than one frame delay
  • No re-timing applied
Audio Special Features
  • Scrub audio support (±2X)
  • Audio click elimination
  • Agile playback of clips with different supported audio formats
  • Audio tagging and audio mapping (with K2 AppCenter Pro)
12 in, 12 out – 25-pin D connector (DB25)
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
  • LTC SMPTE 12M one per channel
  • One mini-XLR per input and output
  • One VITC reader/writer per video
  • Two or four RS-422 serial ports
  • 100/1000Base-T Ethernet port
  • BVW (RS-422) (w/o insert edit)
  • VDCP & Odetics (RS-422)
  • AMP (RS-422 and Ethernet)
  • K2.net native API
Media Exchange
MXF OP1a, GXF (SMPTE 360M), AVI, and QuickTime
  • Four 100/1000Base-T Ethernet ports
  • One USB 2.0 front, two USB 2.0 rear
  • One RS-422 serial port per channel
  • 15-pin SVGA
Remote Monitoring
Grass Valley SNMP-based remote facility-monitoring software
UL 60950, FCC Class A, EMC Class A, CE, C-Tick, CSA 60950, IEC 950, EN 60950
Power Requirements
  • Dual redundant 500W maximum, 300W typical
  • Auto-sensing, hot-swappable
  • 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
  • Height: 2 RU (9 cm (3.5 in.))
  • Width: 44.5 cm (17.5 in.)
  • Depth: 61.6 cm (24.3 in.)
  • Weight: 24 kg (52.9 lbs.) maximum
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)
Included in Package
  • Power cords (2)
  • LTC cables (4)
  • Documentation CD
  • QuickStart guide
  • USB stick with recover image

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