360 Systems introduced a new broadcast server, Image Server MAXX, at NAB2006. The server features include faster FTP transfers with other servers, NLEs and network-attached storage; embedded audio, Remote Workstation Interface software, and an ability to perform MPEG-2 transfers in different forms, including MXF, IMX and D10, as well as DV formats.
The MAXX server provides exceptional speed and a high level of compatibility for file-based workflows, while including base-band ports to retain compatibility with legacy broadcast equipment. It includes composite video and SDI ports, plus analog and AES/EBU digital audio. An input frame-synchronizer allows wild sources from tape or satellite to be recorded. Time-stamping now generates accurate as-run logs for reconciliation of playlists. An internal RAID array provides MAXX servers with up to 170 hours storage.
MAXX Servers are suitable for satellite ingest, newsroom rundowns, extra digital broadcast channels, video wallpaper and standard play-to-air applications.
For more information, visit www.360systems.com.