EVS introduces next generation XS server

The new XS server from EVS is said to provide unprecedented speed and flexibility for studio ingest and fast turnaround productions. Its flexible multi-format capability and channel configuration mode, claims EVS, make it the most adaptive solution for any type of studio and mobile production operation requiring a high level of reliability.

The new server enables highly productive workflows with its 4RU and 6RU versions. The 4RU high-performance server provides a full open configuration mode to cope with mission-critical live TV programme production and its multiple standards. Features such as multiviewer capability and1080p support can be easily added.

The ‘premium’ 6RU server model is designed to meet the most demanding studio ingest and production requirements. It offers 12-channel ingest capabilities based on the new TwinRec streaming mode, as well as 4K and1080p support. Dual media sharing networks capabilities – including 10Gbit Ethernet – make for faster and better media exchange within connected production and post-production environments.

The new XS supports HD-SDI for uncompromised, instant control, and supports all common codecs and wrappers, including XDCam, DVCPro, AVC-Intra and ProRes, ensuring seamless integration into existing infrastructures. Up to 96 audio tracks can also be supported.

The same XS server technology is also to be found inside the new XS NewsFlash ‘news in a box’ production and playout system. Featuring MOS integration, the premium configuration provides full multi-channel newsroom functionality. It can also be used for disaster recovery or in breaking news mode for very fast turnaround news production.

Henry Alexander, SVP entertainment & news at EVS, comments: “The XS has been custom designed for the heart of modern TV production workflows, aimed at flexible and highly productive fast-turnaround operations. This new platform retains the legacy standard features from first gen XS, and is further boosted by unique new features and flexible operational configurations to help our customers efficiently create, manage and deliver enriched programming while significantly cutting down time.”

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