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Kula Switcher - The big game changer in the live production market

Robust, flexible, creative, compact, powerful – these are just a few of the adjectives to describe this revolutionary switcher created by SAM on the pedigree of the leading Kahuna family

Available as 1, 2 & 3 M/Es and 1 M/E 4K versions, Kula offers market leading features and functions with a much more attainable price. The 2M/E version can be switched to 1M/E 4K mode opening up a whole new world in terms of higher production values.

With an extensive range of applications to suit your need, this switcher can be used for broadcast production, Sports, House of Worship, Entertainment and Conference/Events – Kula basically meets all your production needs!

The new Kula production switcher range offers a powerful feature set in a small compact system for easy installation and powerful operations. With a wide range of control panels including the new 24 crosspoint panel available makes operations easy, giving operators access to up to 42 inputs and enabling a larger pool of sources to take to air instantly.


Kula offers up to 8 key layers per M/E, an animated clip transition called a Mav Trans, four floating DSKS for flexible keying across all M/Es and a further three key layers on each Sub M/E. So, The Kula is capable of allowing for a huge grand total of 32 key layers. All this and still within a 2RU mainframe!

Multi-format Flexibility

Built from the heritage of SAM’s award-winning KahunaTM switcher, Kula uses innovative FormatFusion3TM technology to seamlessly mix any format, up to and including 4K - eliminating the need for external conversion equipment.


Kula frees operators to focus on creative aspects of a job. Simple operation and easy set up enable operators to work quickly and efficiently, making more time to work on other elements within the live production environment and reducing costly setup times.


With Bi-directional SD/HD ports for input and outputs, Kula enables you to change your configurations from show to show. If your 1M/E SD/HD Kula needs more than the standard 18 inputs, you can add 6 from the bi-directional group. If the six SD/HD outputs you have as standard doesn’t offer enough you can double it to 12.

Robust & Resilient

Dual power redundancy as standard provides peace of mind and on-air confidence.With its 2U mainframe and 19” panel, Kula is the ideal choice for flyaway packs, OB vehicles, and events/conferences. To stand the rigors of transport with constant tear down and set up cycles, Kula is built strong in both chassis and panel mechanics.

Kula being 4K-compatible makes it future-proof. Based on the spec sheet, 4K supports both quad link and 2SI, but 2SI is generally accepted and the preferred method because of the greater flexibility. Thus, the Kula comes with all the great features you would expect from a high-end production switcher but at a bargain price.