​SAM’s Kahuna IP Launched

SAM has debuted the Kahuna IP production switcher range. This incorporate SAM’s Make M/E technology, which enables the user to create a tailor-made M/E for specific requirements. SD, HD, 1080P and 4K signals are supported simultaneously.

Kahuna IP is available in three models - 4800 IP, 6400 IP and 9600. IP connections are initially 10 GigE, and support SMPTE 2022-6 natively as well as VC-2 and other compression formats.

“Kahuna IP is perfectly complemented by the Kahuna Maverik configurable control panel, its modular architecture allowing complete flexibility in design and enabling the panel to be reconfigured on a production by production basis,” says John Carter,  SAM Senior Product Manager. “Every business has different requirements when it comes to implementing IP – the new Kahuna IP range of switchers is aimed at those wishing to go fully IP now. Kahuna IP is a no-compromise product, delivering the full Kahuna production power but with IP inputs and outputs.

“For those wishing to transition to IP over time, we also have the perfect answer. Our Kahuna 4800, 6400 and 9600 production switchers can be progressively IP-enabled by simply swapping out input and output fins and replacing them with IP fins as required.”

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