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K2 Summit Transmission Client
An Optimized Play-to-Air System That Fits Any Playout Application

The Grass Valley® K2 Summit® Transmission client is built for broadcast and distribution services using manual or traditional automation systems—with mission critical, 24/7/365 reliability.

When failure isn't an option: With complete peace of mind, you can get on with your job with dual data paths, an embedded real-time operating system, and Grass Valley's Emmy® Award-winning core video technology. And with built-in up/down/crossconversion capability with full AFD, migrating from SD to HD is worry-free. Want to stick with SD only? We've got you covered there too!

A size that's just right: The K2 Summit Transmission client comes with two bidirectional channels and two playout channels to give you the configuration variety you need—including two record and two playout to models with four playout channels. Need to store lots of programs? Add K2 SAN storage and you can grow big now, or later.

  • Affordable SD only or SD/HD play out system for broadcasters
  • Up to three configurations:
    • Four playout channels
    • Three playout channels and one bidirectional channel (record and playout)
    • Two playout channels and two bidirectional channels (record and playout)
    • SD formats (up to 50 Mb/s): DV, DV25, DV50, D10/IMX, MPEG-2, I-Frame, and Long GOP
    • HD formats (up to 50 Mb/s): XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, MPEG-2, I-Frame, and Long GOP (720p/1080i)
  • Play DV, MPEG formats back-to-back
  • Compact 2 RU chassis with redundant power supplies
  • Direct external storage connection or shared storage connection to K2 SAN
Configurations
  • 4 playout channels
  • 3 playout channels and 1 record channel
  • 2 playout channels and 2 record channels

Formats
SD:
  • 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
HD: 
  • DVCPRO HD (100 Mb/s)
  • 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)
  • XDCAM EX

For more specifications, please view the data sheet.
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April 7, 2014
MONTREAL, April 7, 2014 — To keep fans engaged, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced feature enhancements to its widely used K2 Dyno Replay System that promise to deliver more captivating content than ever before — helping broadcasters to tell the best possible stories to their viewers. K2 Dyno includes a host of upgrades, such as the new AnySpeed dynamic playback algorithm, which automatically guarantees smooth playback at any speed from zero to 200 percent and in speed transitions for ultra slow-motion 6X playout. It also integrates with Grass Valley's latest high-speed cameras and the K2 Summit 3G Production Client, and it is compatible with higher resolutions and frame rates — all while maintaining easy integration into the live production workflow.
March 31, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., March 31, 2014 — Broadcasting System of San-in, BSS TV, a commercial broadcaster in the San-in region of Japan, is combining business flexibility, operational excellence, and outstanding image performance with new, fully integrated broadcast solutions from Grass Valley®. BSS implemented an LDX Compact Premiere™ advanced imaging camera for its small news studio, as well as three K2 Summit® media servers, a Concerto™ multi- & mixed-format routing switcher, five Jupiter™ routing switcher control solutions, five EDIUS® multiformat nonlinear video editing software solutions, and K2 SAN storage for its news operation. Together, this new end-to-end suite of products will enable BSS to quickly and efficiently deliver news, weather, and other timely information to viewers in the Shimane and Tottori areas of Japan.

K2 Media Server & Storage Platform Solution Data Sheet

The Grass Valley® K2 series 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.

Posted Apr 15 2014 (SDP-6099D-3) File Size: 3.4 MB

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