Acuitas broadcast quality video server is a branding device, a master control switcher and a DVE box that is hosted on off-the-shelf IT hardware. With this solution, you have no need for frame sync or converters on inputs. It can handle ancillary data, aspect ratio conversion, multi-format mixing, EAS, school closings, weather alerts and other useful broadcast functions all in one box.

Because it comes with the standard Florical automation, you can interface with existing external hardware or other systems you may need to retain. All the benefits of Florical's well-proven automation system are available as part of Acuitas. All your automation can integrate seamlessly with the video processing component of Acuitas for a complete and affordable solution: a true all-IT "channel-in-a-box."

Current Florical customers can leverage their existing Florical automation when they move to the Acuitas platform. You won't need to purchase a new automation system or retrain personnel.

The actual number of Acuitas components involved in a given installation depends on the requirements of the customer, in particular the number of channels, the volume of tape or satellite ingests and the level of redundancy desired. The basic components consist of ingest servers and playout servers can handle the storage capacity for smaller systems or can access a shared storage of an appropriate size and bandwidth and of a file system server.

Features

  • Station-in-a-Box
  • Non-proprietary computer hardware
  • HD/SD
  • Up/Down/Cross Conversion (live input and file based)
  • Internal switching
  • Automated EAS
  • Complete file-based workflow
  • Integrated channel branding
  • Join in Progress/Breaking news functionality

Specifications

Ingest Acuitas Configuration

  • A single instance of MediaFiler and MediaTimer can be installed per chassis (See MediaFiler and MediaTimer datasheets for features of these products)
  • Supports Florical Systems' ShowTimer product (See ShowTimer datasheet for features of this product)
  • Shuttle/Jog capabilities
  • TCP/IP-based control protocol
  • Three HD/SD encode channels
  • Two HD/SD decode channels
  • Automatic up/down/cross conversion of content during playback
  • Encoding of either MPEG-2 OP1a MXF or MPEG-2 PS
  • Playback of MPEG-2 MXF, MPEG-2 GXF, MPEG-2 PS, and MPEG-2 TS
  • Playback of MXF containing AVC-I, XDCAM, or DVCPro
  • Supported video standards: 480i, 720p, and 1080i
  • HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M), 75Ω BNC or SDI (SMPTE 259M), 75? BNC
  • Adaptive cable equalization on inputs
  • Analog black burst reference input
  • 16-in/32-out unbalanced AES/EBU audio channels
  • Embedded audio support
  • Up to 8 audio channels per SDI port (Stereo, 5.1, 7.1)
  • 48 kHz 24-bit audio
  • Matrox X.mio2 Server video hardware
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard operating system
  • Off-the-shelf HP Proliant DL380 G9 2RU chassis
  • Redundant Gigabit Ethernet ports for file transfer and control
  • Redundant 800W 100-240V 50/60Hz power supplies
  • Redundant cooling fans
  • RAID-1 SATA drive system for operating system and software
  • RAID-5 SAS drive system for media storage
  • All hard drives are hot swappable, removable from the front of machine
  • Internal storage of 300 hours @ 35 Mbps standard, can be expanded up to 800 hours @ 35 Mbps
  • All hardware is identical to the Air Acuitas Configuration

Air Acuitas Configuration

  • Up to two AirBoss playlist applications per chassis (see AirBoss datasheet for features of AirBoss)
  • TCP/IP-based control protocol
  • Two HD/SD playback channels
  • Each HD/SD playback channel has two HD/SD inputs from external router/switcher
  • Cut, Cut-Fade, Fade-Cut, Fade-Fade transitions
  • Integrated graphics-two layers background, four layers foreground
  • Audio-over w/internal playout of audio file
  • Text crawls, school closings, EAS/Amber alert
  • Automatic up/down/cross conversion (live input and file based)
  • 2D DVE w/graphics behind and in DVE
  • Playback of MPEG-2 MXF, MPEG-2 GXF, MPEG-2 PS, and MPEG-2 TS
  • Playback of MXF containing AVC-I, XDCAM, or DVCPro
  • Supported video standards: 480i, 720p, and 1080i
  • HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M), 75Ω BNC or SDI (SMPTE 259M), 75? BNC
  • Adaptive cable equalization on inputs
  • Analog black burst reference input
  • Automatic bypass during power loss
  • 16-in/32-out unbalanced AES/EBU audio channels
  • Embedded audio support
  • Up to 8 audio channels per SDI port (Stereo, 5.1, 7.1)
  • 48 kHz 24-bit audio
  • Matrox X.mio2 Server video hardware
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard operating system
  • Off-the-shelf HP Proliant DL380 G9 2RU chassis
  • Redundant Gigabit Ethernet ports for file transfer and control
  • Redundant 800W 100-240V 50/60Hz power supplies
  • Redundant cooling fans
  • RAID-1 SATA drive system for operating system and software
  • RAID-5 SAS drive system for media storage
  • All hard drives are hot swappable, removable from the front of machine
  • Internal storage of 125 hours @ 35 Mbps standard, can be expanded up to 800 hours @ 35 Mbps
  • All hardware is identical to the Ingest Acuitas Configuration

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