Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
New 360 Systems HD server offers low cost per channel
360 Systems is now shipping its new MAXX-HD line of HD video server, which was introduced at NAB in April, and has been embraced by a variety of broadcast users. MAXX-HD provides an attractive price/performance package and a low cost-per-channel. Its advanced features and high reliability are designed for the needs of broadcasters.
More than two-dozen MAXX-HD servers were delivered in March, the first month of production release. The MAXX-HD line includes two models with different numbers of channels and storage capacity. They both offer JPEG2000 video at bandwidths from 50Mb/s to 125Mb/s, a file-based workflow via Gigabit Ethernet, complete compatibility with automation systems and GPI devices, slow-motion playback, forward and reverse, up to 250 hours of program storage, double fault-tolerant RAID 5 or RAID 6 protection of stored program material, and hot-swappable drives with easy front access.
The MAXX-2400HD features two record channels, four HD-SDI output channels plus SD monitoring, eight audio channels per video channel, 12TB of internal storage and a rich package of production tools.
The smaller MAXX-1200HD provides one record channel, three HD-SDI output channels, optional HDMI outputs, eight audio channels per output video channel, 4TB of internal storage, as well as the same production tools as the MAXX-2400HD.