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1-4 Channel Schedulable Playout Server with Ad Splicing, Ad Overlay, Traffic System Interface, Emergency Alerts on all Channels, etc.
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Channel Server SDI™


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An Industrial Computer Based Uncompressed (Lossless) HD Recorder Player with 1080i, 720p Support. Built with AJA Xena PCI Card and Microsoft Server 2003. Dual Core and Dual Processor, High Performance Motherboard with HD SDI and Gig/E interfaces and Equipped with LSI Logic Advanced ESATA Storage Controller Managing 6-12 RAID Drives with .5 TB High Performance Drives. Comes with Very Friendly GUI with Sliding Viewer and Time Code Based Control and Provides Amazing Performance at a Reasonable Price.

Note: These are custom configured for each customer and are burned in and tested with high performance content over 24 hours.

Inexpensive, Broadcast Grade, 8 or 10 Bit SDI (SMPTE 259M) Disk Server, Player, and Recorder, with 8 or 10 bit SDI Input and Output with VCR Like Controls for Broadcast Quality Recording and Playback of Uncompressed Digital Content to Local Hard Drive. Features Remote Management, Random Access via Slider, and Includes an Advanced Playback and Record. Ideal Low Cost VTR Replacement with SDI SMPTE 259M Output at Digital Studios with SDI Switching/Infrastructure.

Broadcast Quality, Real Time, 1 to 3 RU, Single Channel or Multichannel, Windows® Based, Web Manageable, SDI with Compressed or Uncompressed Audio, Automated Content and Ad Repository for Live or Stored SDI Video Streams with the Ability to Play Out Content on a Schedule with Flexible Standards Compliant Ad, Logo, or Clip Insertion or Splicing. Supports EAS Triggers and will Splice in Internal or External Live Clips as Needed. SDI Input and Output. Designed for Professionals who want to Improve their Work Flows and Efficiencies via the Latest Technologies Available.

Standard Features:

  • New Custom 4 RU Rackmount Workstation
  • AJA XENA 2Ke bundle, card, AV I/O breakout box
  • Intel® Xeon® 64-bit workstation featuring single Quad-Core X5550 Nehalem 2.66 GHz CPUs
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1394A/B FireWire®
  • Gbit Ethernet  I/O
  • D: 2-8 TB Raid0 SATA II Internal Storage
  • E: Dual Layer Blu-Ray 8X Burner Internal SATA Drive
  • Keyboard & optical mouse
  • Records and plays uncompressed capture footage
  • XENA 2Ke card is AJA's top-of-the-line card for Windows XP/Vista, delivering uncompressed SD, HD & Dual Link HD & enabling customers to work with 2K frames in a flexible & future-safe architecture



  • Post production
  • Digital Signage
  • Military

Standard Features:

  • Captures and plays back SDI, with playback and record scheduler
  • Digital Uncompressed Video Input: SDI SMPTE 259M (8 or 10 bit at 270 Mbps)
  • Incorporates 1 TB HD sufficient for 7 hrs of uncompressed video at 8 bit
  • Interfaces to all digital workflows
  • Video Format: 720x486 (525) /59.94i (ITU)
  • Advanced playback and record Scheduler for Day, Week, Month, or Year
  • Clock Reference Input Connector (Black Burst)
  • Features Rich easy-to-use GUI with slider for random access
  • Supports IP input to the local hard drive - convenient for file transfers
  • Continuous play or single play modes
  • 500 GB Hard Drive or larger storage lets you build, maintain, and use a large local library of Video Clips. This can be expanded to 2 T bytes.
  • Audio: assumed to be embedded in video
  • Windows® 7 based
  • Remote management via Web interface or command line for automation
  • DVD or Blu-ray™ recorder for import or export of resources
  • External RAID option with 12 TB
  • Incorporates SMPTE time code or network time protocol for R.T.C. adjustments



  • Ideal for General Broadcast applications as a VTR
  • Generating SDI streams for testing purposes
  • Post Production Integration
  • Instant Uncompressed Playback
  • Continuous High Quality Uncompressed trade show signal source
  • Replacement for D1 Tape Decks

Standard Features:

  • Inserts or overlays graphical ads, video clips, logos, graphics, CG, scrolling text, and emergency alerts into video feeds on a schedule or via Contact Closures
  • Works with most fonts: Chinese, Arabic, Indian, etc. via Unicode interface
  • SD – Optional SD plus HD version available
  • Generates playlists for time-shifted content that includes all national ads, local ads and content in pre, post, and mid-roll spot
  • Built in intelligence makes scheduling easy
  • Supports 1080i, 720p, and 480i, and all standard broadcast resolutions
  • Features daily, weekly, and monthly schedule-based logos, alerts, and text insertion
  • Arbitrary location for graphics
  • Choose from static, rotating, or blinking graphics, logos, and text
  • Supports AD inventories, logs Ad plays, and generates Proof of Play list
  • Creates crawling messages and emergency alerts with programmable fonts and background colors, in any language
  • Creates Real Time Clock display in programmable fonts and colors
  • Displays remaining and next advertisement Time in output video
  • Scale Input video from 10% to 100% and overlay on graphics – Ideal for EPG
  • Overlay animating PNG files and scale Input Video from 10% to 100% – Ideal for L-Wrap and transparent overlays. Video squeezes.
  • Select any degree of transparency
  • Easy drag and drop placement to position logo, text, or graphics on screen
  • News feeds from RSS in any language, with programmable fonts and background colors
  • Able to mask entire screen with a static image in case of video input failure
  • Web based GUI for remotely controlling system
  • 3 RU rack mountable frame (1 RU for single channel version)
  • Template based character generator
  • EAS option
  • SLATE function puts up an Empty Background on which you can type messages
  • Customization available
  • ESAM support in development
  • Stores graphics, clips, and messages on local RAID



  • Use existing content from: Graphics Libraries, RSS feeds, web cams, video clips, flash streams, and animation files
  • Crawling text and graphics overlay for local advertising and announcements, station logo
  • Add logos, graphics, and text to news broadcast segments – Weather, Sports, etc.
  • Emergency alert system for Broadcast and Cable
  • Video Messaging System
  • Adding Instrumentation Data Video
  • Targeted advertising Voting and TV Interaction systems
  • PSA Crawls




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