Hippotizer Karst Media Server In The Spotlight

The Hippotizer Karst Media Server offers unparalleled power and flexibility built into a custom, tour ready case.

A host of customisable output and capture options ensure that the Karst can therefore fit into a multitude of different roles. Featuring a total of 3 outputs, as well as two ZooKeeper monitor outputs, this highly specified server can drive the most demanding shows with ease. At only 2 rack units high, the Hippotizer Karst Media Server packs 3 output options from two HD-SDI or DVI outputs into a very small space, while the third DisplayPort 1.2 connection offers the ability to drive 4K, displays with a single cable.

The Hippotizer Karst offers a maximum of eight mixes and also up to sixteen layers. In addition, this media server can provide two 4K and eight HD outputs.


  • Video Capture:  1 card HDSDI/HDMI/DVI
  • Media storage: 500GB Solid State
  • HippoNet network: 1Gb EtherCon
  • Data Network: 1Gb EtherCon
  • Audio Input Connectors: Via USB
  • Audio Output Connectors: 2x XLR
  • MultiChannel Audio Support: via USB
  • Hardware EDID Management: Yes
  • Optional Touchscreen: Available on request
  • Optional Redundant PSU: Available on request
  • SMPTE Timecode in: Yes
  • Length: 600 mm
  • Width: 425 mm
  • Height: 90 mm
  • Dimensions with Rack ears: 630 mm (L) x 480 mm (W) x 90 mm (H)
  • Size (RU) – 2U
  • Unit weight – 16 kgs
  • Power Input – PowerCon True1
  • Voltage – 100-250V 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption – 500VA
  • Mounting – Front and Rear ears included

In addition to the Hippotizer Karst, we also have the Hippotizer Rackoon available.

Hippotizer Karst