NAB 2019

NAB 2019: Ross Video Offers Enhancements to Abekas Product Lines

Ross Video (Booth SL1805) has announced improvements across its Abekas line of replay and video servers. Customers now have access to new channel configurations, new media-storage capacities, and new codecs — all at a price lower than before.

Ross Video’s premium Mira replay server has been rebranded Mira+.

On the Mira replay side, the premium Mira server has been rebranded Mira+. The systems fitted with AVC-Intra hardware are now offered in 6-, 8- and 12-channel models. In addition, Mira+ media-storage capacity is increased to 280 hours or 580 hours. The economical Mira Express replay system remains unchanged, providing the same affordable 4-ingest/2-playout functionality as before. Meanwhile, the Mira Control Surface has a new look that draws inspiration from the Carbonite Black and the same functionality as before.

Another noteworthy feature now available on the Mira+ and Mira Express replay systems is the MiraTouch control interface. The Dashboard-based system provides touchscreen control tailored to live horse-racing productions, with additional sports coming soon.

On the Tria video server side, the premium Tria server has been rebranded Tria+, and the video servers fitted with AVC-Intra hardware are now offered in 4-, 8- and 12-channel models. In addition, media storage has been increased to 40-, 80- or a massive 580-hours of capacity. The Tria Express clip server now supports the AVC-Intra codec, which is a much better fit for modern, file-based editing workflows. Tria Express with AVC-Intra also accommodates 1080p video formats, dramatically improving image quality of fast-moving content presented on large in-venue displays.

Both the premium Mira+ and Tria+ servers have been upgraded with a new high-performance motherboard that vastly improves overall server performance. The motherboard also adds 10-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, greatly enhancing Growing File Export capability. Mere seconds after live capture, MXF media files from recording inputs can be continuously written to a NAS, with all files accessible by active edit bays.

Perhaps most important, prices have been substantially reduced across the entire Tria and Mira product lines. Customers of the premium Plus-class servers get more power, more channels, and more storage – for less. Meanwhile, the server functionality of the Express-class product lines is more affordable than ever.

The newly revamped Mira+ and Tria+ systems are available for order now, with shipments beginning in June.

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