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Snell to Show Full Range at GV Expo 2013

Snell will focus on switchers and conversion products at GV Expo.

Video equipment manufacturer Snell will showcase high-performance production switching and infrastructure solutions at Government Video Expo 2013. The company will feature KudosPro models that provide conversion for less than $3,300 per channel; the Kahuna Flare production switcher, which offers up to four M/Es at an extremely economical price; and the flexible port Vega router, which offers 50 percent more signal ports than a conventional coax router of the equivalent size.

In addition, Snell will show a wide range of its other switching, conversion and routing products at the GV Expo.


Kahuna Flare is a midrange multiformat production switcher for SD and HD video. With versions ranging from two M/E to four M/E, Kahuna Flare offers four keyers per M/E and up to four channels of 3D DVE, in a single 6 RU frame. The system comes standard with 48 inputs and 24 outputs, expandable to 60 inputs and 32 outputs. Snell’s FormatFusion3 technology gives Kahuna Flare users exceptional versatility in working with multiple signal formats, enabling them to mix SD, HD, and 1080p inputs and outputs simultaneously as required to meet any distribution need.


Snell’s KudosPro signal processing platform boasts a high processing density (up to four channels of conversion in 1 RU), and offers network-quality frame-rate and format conversions at less than $3,300 per channel. Performing 3 Gbps, HD, and SD standards conversion (frame-rate conversion), as well as up-, down-, and crossconversion, the KudosPro platform offers a cost-effective range of converters to suit all applications, including international program exchange; content repurposing for Internet, TV and Blu-ray distribution, as well as high-density teleport and satellite distribution.


The Vega 2 RU 96-port and 4 RU 192-port routers provide compact video and audio solutions with a choice of copper and/or fiber interfacing. With its new I/O card, Vega can now route AES digital, supporting data rates up to 96 kHz, full-channel routing capability, and rate conversion on all ports. Each rate converter can be independently enabled or bypassed. In addition, Vega can now be configured as an all-audio router or as a mixture of SDI video and AES audio.