EVS Unveils GX Server, Plans for October Release

EVS has launched the GX Server, a 1U HD/SD fill and key playout server offering full control capabilities from all standard switchers and controllers. The GX server is a 1RU rack server offering powerful and instant graphics playback functions for all types of live studio and OB production environments. All of the material and parts are made in Europe by EVS.
GX Server is built on open architecture and supports all of the most widely-used control protocols, allowing different media formats to be easily imported and immediately brought to air under external mixers and controller device commands.

“GX Server combines clip and graphic playout features in a cost-effective 1RU server and as such is a valuable new asset in our growing range of servers,” says Bernard Stas, general product manager, EVS. “The new platform design is a direct result of our fieldwork and search for a simple and efficient tool offering maximum control from external devices and at the same time able to speed up the fill and key playout process during live production”.

GX Server offers multiple media inputs: DVD drive, USB and GigE network ports, and eSATA hard drive. It handles audio files, which can either be embedded into the media file or associated manually with the files. Once the files are associated, they can play once, as a loop or in a nested loop.

The GX is ideal for HD graphics playout. In order to sustain the bandwidth required for uncompressed HD graphics files, it uses a high-performance internal RAID storage based on solid-state technology. The GX offers instant recall and large storage space for multiple clips in a very compact chassis.

The system set up and media import can be easily managed from the intuitive user interface built into the server and accessible from any computer connected to the same network.

The GX server will be available as of October 2010.

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