Colorado Rockies upgrade with Grass Valley

For improved production quality and greater reliability on game day, the Colorado Rockies production staff have installed a Grass Valley K2 Solo 3G 2-channel media server into the control room at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.

The compact, standalone server allows staff members to tap into a powerful 24/7/365 file-based infrastructure and high-performance file operations while guaranteeing that on-air channels will never drop a frame of video, which is vital during live sports productions.

“We worked closely with Grass Valley on our key requirements for a dependable system for our game-day productions and everything about the K2 Solo 3G — from its price to its compact size to its functionality — appealed to us,” said Scott Magennis, manager of audio/video, Colorado Rockies. “The K2 Solo gives us 25 hours of high definition storage, immediate access to clip playout and instant replays, and loading files is fast and easy. More importantly, we never have to worry about dropping a frame of video, which is really important considering the length of the baseball season.”

Grass Valley’s K2 media server technology is based on the company’s unique architecture that delivers the highest bandwidth capability of any system in the industry. The K2 Solo 3G delivers the same powerful functionality as the 4-channel Grass Valley K2 Summit 3G but is half the size, making it ideal for small production studios where space is of concern. The K2 Solo 3G integrates with the Rockies’ existing Kayak digital production switcher for fast response time while delivering a simple and intuitive user interface.

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