After a very successful, and innovative history, Ross Video is announcing the End-of-Production on the NK-144 product line – effective August 31st, 2018. This includes both router as well as the Carbonite eXtreme production switcher models. Please see the below FAQ for additional information:
Q: When does this go into effect?
A: Immediately. There are a limited quantity of frames, I/O boards, switchers, crosspoints, controllers, and power supplies. Customers can continue to order these parts and systems for the next 60 days or until supplies last.
Q: How will support be affected?
A: As per Ross policy, we will continue to maintain service support for 7 years from this date (August 31st, 2025).
Q: What are the model numbers affected?
A: See the below chart for the model numbers associated with this release.
|NK-I3G||8 channel input card|
|NK-I3G-RC||Frame connector strip|
|NK-O3G||8 channel output card|
|NK-O3G-RC||Frame connector strip|
|NK-144X3G||Spare or Redundant Matrix Board|
|NK-C3G||Spare or Redundant Controller|
|NK-P3G||Spare NK-3G Power Supply|
|CF-NK-P3G||Redundant Power Supply for eXtreme Frame|
|CF-NK-I3G||8 input card|
|CF-NK-I3G-RC||16 input connector (1 for 2 input cards)|
|CF-NK-O3G||8 output card|
|CF-NK-O3G-RC||16 output connector (1 for 2 output cards)|
|CF-224EX-16||Carbonite eXtreme 24 Input 16 Output 2 M/E Processing Engine|
|CF-224EX-48||Carbonite eXtreme 24 Input 48 Output 2 M/E Processing Engine|
|CF-224EX-96||Carbonite eXtreme 24 Input 96 Output 2 M/E Processing Engine|
|NK-3G-FRM-144-X||144×144 3G/HD/SD SDI Frame, Matrix and Controller|
|NK-3G144-X||144×144 3G/HD/SD Reclocking SDI Router Carbonite X|
|NK-3G144(128)-X||128×128 3G/HD/SD Reclocking SDI Router/CarboniteX|
|NK-3G144(64)-X||64×64 3G/HD/SD Reclocking SDI Router/CarboniteX|
|NK-3G144(96)-X||96×96 3G/HD/SD Reclocking SDI Router/CarboniteX|
|NK-3G144-X||144×144 3G/HD/SD Reclocking SDI Router Carbonite|
Q: Are there direct replacements?
A: For routers, customers can choose to purchase Ultrix as well as smaller NK frames. Switcher customers can choose alternatives from the Carbonite, Carbonite Black, Graphite or Acuity series based on their requirements.