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Input Media selects Snell’s Kahuna 360 and Sirius 830

18 December 2012
Input Media selects Snell's Kahuna 360 and Sirius 830

Input Media is using a Snell Kahuna 360 multi-format production switcher and Sirius 830 router with AHP (advanced hybrid processing) to deliver live production of sports programming across multiple studio galleries. The Snell systems, supplied and integrated by Gearhouse Broadcast, give Input Media the flexibility to run a greater number of productions within the company’s London Production Centre. With built-in support for 1080p supplied as standard, Kahuna 360 and Sirius 830 also expand Input Media’s current and future HD capabilities. "We became the first UK production facility to implement the Kahuna 360 because we very quickly realised the agility the new system could bring to our business," said Nick Symes, director of technology at Input Media. "The combination of Snell’s Kahuna 360 and Sirius 830 systems, supported by Snell’s control and monitoring and IQ Modular infrastructure, has facilitated a next-generation expansion of our live production capabilities and enables us to grow our business intelligently." Multiple galleries or studios run from a single Kahuna 360 mainframe, and the system allows Input Media to take on a variety of job types with differing resource requirements. The 15-RU Sirius 830 multi-format hybrid router features modules for routing of SD, HD, ASI, and 3Gbps signals. Embedded audio and AES/MADI processing modules with AHP facilitate embedded audio routing, audio track swapping, and processing on all inputs and outputs. This allows Input Media to route any combination of embedded, discrete AES, and MADI signals, without compromise. The Snell equipment was taken live earlier this month for production of the FA Cup.www.snellgroup.com

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