China’s Wuxi TV outfits its new HD OB van with SAM switcher technology

9 May 2016 - Snell Advanced Media

Kahuna 4800, KudosPro and IQ Modular serve as the backbone of Wuxi TV’s new HD OBVAN

SAM announced today that Wuxi TV, a leading Chinese broadcaster based in Jiangsu Province, has purchased the Kahuna 4800, KudosPro and IQ Modular from SAM for its new HD OB van that went live earlier this year. Wuxi TV serves the southeast region of China and with its new Kahuna in place, the broadcaster is now generating high-quality, HD programming to millions of viewers across the region. The deal, which builds upon SAM’s existing relationship with Wuxi TV, also included the purchase of the KudosPro image processing platform.

Mr  Zhenzhao Liu, Director of Sales of the Shanghai Branch at Century Sage Scientific System said that power, functionality, and familiarity were the key reasons in choosing the Kahuna. “We recommended Kahuna 4800, KudosPro and IQ Modular to our end user, Wuxi TV, to outfit its OB truck earlier this year; Wuxi TV had purchased Kahuna previously and were immediately impressed with its power and functionality. Kahuna is easy to use, expandable for the end user's future needs, and excellent value for the money. Since we were already familiar with it and knew it was reliable, it was the most logical choice for their new HD OB van.”

The Kahuna 4800 is a compact, powerful production switcher that offers 2 to 4 M/Es and a robust feature set including 2.5 DVE and up to 24 key layers on a fully populated system. SAM’s FormatFusion technology means it can handle simultaneous multi-format productions in SD, HD, 1080p, 4K, and IP. With KudosPro, Wuxi TV gets cost-effective single, dual and quad channel integrated audio and video processing as well as format and framerate conversion all in a 1RU box. The OB van is also equipped with SAM’s comprehensive IQ Modular infrastructure.

Stephen Wong, SVP of Sales, Asia Pacific, at SAM commented, “The Kahuna 4800 is a robust and powerful production switcher that comes in at a low price point. This makes it perfect for smaller or regional broadcasters like Wuxi TV who still want to produce high caliber productions without exceeding their budget.”