The Grass Valley K2 Media Server from Thomson is being bundled with FastBreak NXT XPress automation software from Sundance Digital under a new marketing agreement.
FastBreak NXT XPress is the fourth generation of Sundance Digital's control package for basic commercial insertion and program play-to-air. XPress combines powerful SQL database functionality with tight control of the K2 Media Server to provide an extremely powerful, yet easy to operate, entry-level system.
A typical FastBreak NXT XPress system consists of a Media Prep Station to manage communication with the traffic department and to load content into the Grass Valley K2 server. It works alongside one or more Air Control Stations to manage actual on-air playback.
XPress also controls switchers and routers for basic source selections. The new Grass Valley K2 Media Server, with its advanced client-server architecture, can be configured with from two to more than 100 channels, including a mix of SD and HD.