We’re seeing our customers’ technology models changing: many of them are looking to work with real-time audio and video transport over 10 GbE, 40 GbE and 100 GbE IP networks. This has led to the development of several real-time protocols such as uncompressed SMPTE ST 2022-6, SMPTE ST 2022-7 and VSF TR03/SMPTE ST 2110 to stream and enable interoperability across equipment in the production chain.
Enter the Kula IP, a new smart production switcher that delivers massive amounts of power and seamlessly connects with today’s IP network infrastructures. Kula IP supports these real-time protocols for streaming video on inputs and outputs and works with networks switches of up to 100 GbE.
The Kula IP production switcher provides high-end effects and is available in 1 M/E, 2 M/E and 3 M/E models, as well as a 1 M/E UHD model.
Duplex signals supported over RTP streams via 2x SFP+ 28 cages.
SMPTE ST 2022-6, SMPTE ST 2022-7, VSF TR03/SMPTE ST 2110
Up to 36 inputs – 1.485 Gb/s format sources
Up to 36 inputs – 2.970 Gb/s format sources
Up to 9 inputs 4K UHD in SMPTE ST 2110
Up to 12 outputs – 1.485 Gb/s format sources
Up to 12 outputs – 2.970 Gb/s format sources
Up to 3 outputs 4K UHD in SMPTE ST 2110
QSFP28 optical x2
Conforms to IEEE 802.3ba – 100 GbE
4x SDI BNC Inputs – 1.485 Gb/s format sources and 2.970 Gb/s format sources OR 1x 12G-SDI (SMPTE ST 2082) single link BNC connector
Genlock reference 2 off analog sync via BNC connectors
66 GPI tally/GPO outputs assignable GPI/GPO isolated contact closures via 3x 25-way D-Type. Assignable as GPI or GPO
Kula Production Switcher Family: SD, HD, 3G and 4K UHD Production Power All in One Low-cost Package Datasheet
Kula is an entry-level production switcher designed for the professional broadcast and AV markets. It offers a powerful feature set in a compact system for easy installation and operation. Kula is available in several models: as a 1, 2 or 3 M/E switcher, with the capability of operating in SD, HD, 3G/1080p and 4K UHD, as well as a dedicated 1 M/E 12G-SDI or IP version. It has a 2 RU frame and a choice of seven control panels, including a convenient 19-inch wide panel ideal for mobile and flyaway productions.