READING, U.K. -- June 14, 2013 -- Snell today announced that China's Jilin Television (JLTV) has installed Kahuna SD/HD multi-format production switchers in a brand-new 16-channel HD outside broadcasting (OB) van and in a new electronic field production (EFP) system. Supplied by systems integrator Beijing Xingguang Sanitec Science & Technology Co., Ltd., the Kahuna systems give JLTV reliable and easily scalable solutions for the high-quality production of live sports, news, and entertainment events. JLTV has complemented its new Kahuna systems with a Kudos Plus TBS800 SD/HD/3Gbps format converter.
"After evaluating best-of-breed switcher solutions, we saw that the Snell Kahuna production switcher best met our requirements for reliability and performance," said Mr. Yongqiang Wang, vice director of the engineering department at Sanitec. "Given Kahuna's smart feature set and attractive price point, Snell also exceeded competing vendors in providing an economical solution that provided the flexibility and functionality this operation demanded."
Engineered to meet the requirements of fast-paced live production environments, Snell's Kahuna production switcher combines a comprehensive and versatile feature set with innovative signal processing capability. Kahuna offers simultaneous SD and HD operation in the same mainframe with a single control panel. The switcher's advanced FormatFusion pixel-filtering technology allows users to incorporate SD inputs into HD productions seamlessly, without the need for external upconversion.
The Kudos Plus TBS800 format converter with time base synchronizer (TBS) capabilities ensures support for multi-rate 3Gbps, HD, and SD inputs and outputs, performing motion-adaptive up/down/crossconversion within the same frame rate.
"With its decision to build an OB van and EFP system with state-of-the-art HD production capabilities, Jilin TV demonstrated its commitment to providing live programming of exceptional visual quality," said Ray Lo, regional head, China at Snell. "The pairing of our switcher and conversion systems provides a powerful solution for bringing rich HD productions to air."
Further information about the Kahuna family of production switchers and Kudos family of synchronizers and format converters is available at www.snellgroup.com.
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