With half the footprint, Snell will introduce the ICE-LE Channel-in-a-Box at NAB.
In a one rack unit configuration, ICE-LE is for situations where space is at a premium. The standard 2RU ICE now provides twice the 2D or 3D graphics capability.
Now shipping with Version 4.0 software, the ICE units offer Nielsen audience tracking including C3 capabilities and integrated loudness control for compliance with international regulations. A “Variplay” feature option speeds up noncritical material to compress time and make space for more essential playout.
In partnership with Quantum, Snell will also be showcasing ICE SAN for large-scale shared content storage, allowing multiple ICE units to instantly access media. Both a high-performance enterprise model and a lower-cost option are available.
Also at NAB, Snell will introduce new features for Momentum, its Media Asset Management and Workflow Automation product. Enabling complex workflows to be managed easily, it forms a key part of Snell’s “Media Factory” software-based media management and processing technology.
Active directory support enables users to drive security policies via centralized IT systems, while separate audio and caption files can now be managed. Proxy browse capability can be used to manage captions and subtitles and the HTML5 browser-independent interface supports a choice of web browsers.
The Published Web Services API allows simple interactions among business systems and FIMS compliance extends the choice of controlled systems, including Snell’s Alchemist OD application.
Snell will also debut Kahuna Maverik, a new modular control surface for the company’s Kahuna 360 multi-format production switcher range.
It provides technical directors with a control interface for every type of studio and mobile television programming. It allows fast configuration and set-up time for studio turnaround between shows and offers 4K support. The device also mirrors the studio’s operation and has a compact footprint.
It offers clear OLED buttons with user-assignable thumbnails, a touch-screen at the M/E level rather than on a separate GUI and the ability to assign RGB values to buttons provide navigation. Unlike traditional switcher control surfaces Maverik modules can be assembled in a huge variety of configurations without compromising desk space.
Snell will also showcase new updates and features for its Sirius 800 router range, Luna router control panels and its Modular IQ range, including a new 4K UHD downconverter and the first product to incorporate Snell’s new Media Biometrics technology.