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Kula IP Production Switcher

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.

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FEATURES

  • Up to 3 M/Es
  • Up to 32 key layers
  • Up to IP 50 GbE interface + 50 GbE packet redundancy
  • Supports up to 36 inputs and 12 outputs over RTP streams SMPTE ST 2022-6, SMPTE ST 2022-7 & TR03 uncompressed video
  • 6 x SDI BNCs
  • Supports 1080i/720p/1080p & UHD
  • FormatFusion3
  • Internal ClipStore
  • Internal multiviewer up to 28 tiles
  • Easy operation

SPECIFICATIONS

TV Standards

2.97 Gb/s Video Standards (1080p)
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p59.94 SMPTE ST 425/Level B
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 424
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 425/Level A
  • 1080p50 SMPTE ST 425/Level B

 

1.485 Gb/s Video Standards (HD)
  • 1080i60 SMPTE ST 274(4), SMPTE ST 292(D)
  • 1080i59.94 SMPTE ST 274(5), SMPTE ST 292(E)
  • 1080i50 SMPTE ST 274(6), SMPTE 292(F)
  • 1035i60 SMPTE ST 260,SMPTE ST 292(A)
  • 1035i59.94 SMPTE ST 260, SMPTE ST 292(B)
  • 1080PsF30
  • 1080PsF29.97
  • 1080PsF25
  • 1080PsF24
  • 1080PsF23.976
  • 1080p30 SMPTE ST 274(7), SMPTE ST 292(G)
  • 1080p29.97 SMPTE ST 274(8), SMPTE ST 292(H)
  • 1080p25 SMPTE ST 274(9), SMPTE ST 292(I)
  • 1080p24 SMPTE ST 274(10), SMPTE ST 292(J)
  • 1080p23.976 SMPTE ST 274(11), SMPTE ST 292(K)
  • 720p60 SMPTE ST 296(1), SMPTE ST 292(L)
  • 720p59.94 SMPTE ST 296(2), SMPTE ST 292(M)
  • 720p50 SMPTE ST 296(2), SMPTE ST 292(M)

IP Connectivity  

Duplex signals supported over RTP streams via 2x SFP+ 28 cages.

SMPTE

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

Ethernet Signals  

QSFP28 optical x2

Conforms to IEEE 802.3ba – 100 GbE

SDI Signals  

2x bidirectional
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

Genlock reference 2 off analog sync via BNC connectors

Control Interfaces

66 GPI tally/GPO outputs assignable GPI/GPO isolated contact closures via 3x 25-way D-Type. Assignable as GPI or GPO

16 10/100/1000base-T 3x RJ45 Ethernet connectors fixings.

2x RS-422 control ports

2x USB

Power

Kula IP Frame   

Auto sensing: 100-250 VAC power supply 50/60 Hz nominal

Two fully independent hot swappable PSU modules, with separate mains power feeds via 2 x 13A

IEC – 320-C14 socket

Power consumption: <400W

Temperature range: 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F) noncondensing operating

Mechanical

2 RU

Height: 87 mm (3.42 in.)

Depth:
604.8 mm (23.81 in.)

Weight:
Approx. 14 kg (30.3 lbs.)

Input/Output Tables

Input/Output Tables with SMPTE ST 2022-6, SMPTE ST 2022-7 & VSF TR03/SMPTE ST 2110

Kula IP 3 M/E 2 M/E 1 M/E 1 M/E UHD
Inputs
IP over 4x 50 GbE QSFP28 36 36 18 9
3/1.5G or single-link 12G SDI inputs over BNC 4 4 4 1x 12G or 4x HD
Outputs
IP over 4x 50 GbE QSFP28 12 12 6 3
Bidirectional I/O
3/1.5G assignable in or out BNC 2 2 2 2

ORDERING INFORMATION

3 M/E Kula IP Switcher – 24

KULA-24-3M-IP

3 M/E 24 Crosspoint Panel, 2 RU Frame with 3 M/Es. IP I/O. Switchable to 1 M/E 4K UHD

3 M/E Kula IP Switcher – 16

KULA-16-3M-IP  

3 M/E 16 Crosspoint Panel, 2 RU Frame with 2 M/Es. IP I/O. Switchable to 1 M/E 4K UHD

2 M/E Kula IP Switcher – 24

KULA-24-2M-IP

2 M/E 24 Crosspoint Panel, 2 RU Frame with 2 M/Es. IP I/O. Switchable to 1 M/E 4K UHD

2 M/E Kula IP Switcher – 16

KULA-16-2M-IP

2 M/E 16 Crosspoint Panel, 2 RU Frame with 2 M/Es. IP I/O. Switchable to 1 M/E 4K UHD

1 M/E Kula IP Switcher – 24

KULA-24-1M-IP

1 M/E 24 Crosspoint Panel, 2 RU Frame with 1 M/E. IP I/O

1 M/E Kula IP Switcher – 19

KULA-19-1M-IP

19-inch Rackmount 1 M/E 16 Crosspoint Panel, 2 RU Frame with 1 M/E. IP I/O

1 M/E Kula IP Switcher – 16

KULA-16-1M-IP

1 M/E 16 Crosspoint Panel, 2 RU Frame with 1 M/E. IP I/O

1 M/E UHD Kula IP Switcher – 19

KULA-19-1M-UHD-IP

19-inch 1 M/E 16 Crosspoint Panel, 2 RU Frame with 1 12G-SDI, switchable to 2 HD M/Es. IP I/O

Frame Only

KULA-FRM-2M-IP

2 RU Frame with 2 IP M/Es

KULA-FRM-1M-IP

2 RU Frame with 1 IP M/E

KULA-FRM-1M-UHD-IP

2 RU UHD Frame with 1 IP M/E

DOCUMENTS & DOWNLOADS

DATASHEETS

Kula Production Family 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

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