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Grass Valley K2 Solo Server Wins 2009 Pick Hit Award

At the recent IBC 2009 exhibition in Amsterdam, the Grass Valley K2 Solo portable multi-format standard and high-definition capable (SD/HD) server was recognised with an IBC Pick Hit Award as one of the most innovative products on the show floor by Broadcast Engineering magazine.
Designed for remote live production and small studio post production applications, the new and totally unique K2 Solo is a compact, two-channel standalone server, with up to five hours of HD or 20 hours of SD storage.
The K2 Solo leverages the K2 Summit production client architecture, making it compatible with the entire K2 family of software applications, control protocols, and formats for file-based environments.
K2 Solo also includes all of the same functionality as the four-channel K2 Summit and can be used in any broadcast facility under automation control or with its internal playlist capability.
Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President of Grass Valley, said: "We're pleased that Broadcast Engineering magazine recognised the power of the new Grass Valley K2 Solo Server. The K2 Solo should prove invaluable to a wide variety of production situations where space (and budget) is limited, but high-quality record and playout is critical."
While the device is optimised for live event workflows - as a replay server as well as a VTR replacement device - it can also be used in a traditional broadcast environment under automation or manual control. This includes automation, media asset management, and support for multiple control panels as well as the K2 Dyno replay controller. Instant replay functionality (record-to-play) can occur in less than half a second and be performed remotely via RS 422 connectivity.
Winners of the prestigious Pick Hits Award, which have honoured companies and their technology for more than 25 years, are selected by a panel of independent judges who tour the convention floor looking for innovative products and technology. The judges then meet to make their selections based on several criteria, including the technical and financial improvements the product can bring to a facility's operation.
Broadcast Engineering's editors and publishers have no vote in the selection process, ensuring the winners truly represent outstanding achievement in the eyes of a group of people who are representative of those making TV happen.
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