Platform Online Series

Supercharging your creative workflows, Platform Online gives video professionals the most powerful Workflow server in the industry, with storage performance for 4K and beyond, and huge CPU power to offload processor intensive tasks.



Faster Workflows, Better Creative

Supercharging your creative workflows, Platform Online gives video professionals the most powerful Workflow server in the industry, with storage performance for 4K & beyond, and huge CPU power to offload processor intensive tasks.

The ProMAX Platform Online Series are High-Performance Workflow Servers, designed for video professionals to accelerate and improve their content creation process. They feature powerful shared storage that is optimized for video workgroups using Adobe Premiere™, Avid Media Composer™, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X™, Backmagic Resolve™, and other creative software applications. Yet ProMAX Platform also includes capabilities like built in asset management, transcoding, backup and archiving.  Platform scales easily for workgroups of all sizes, is simple to deploy, and integrates seamlessly with existing IT infrastructure.

Platform Online Series

With four different models to choose from, Platform Online has a wide range of entry points for every media department.  From the entry level Online 1000 64TB to the high capacity Online 2500 with 192TB, each Platform Online workflow server offers critical streaming performance with the ability to scale up capacity and performance.  And with built in ingest, transcoding, rendering, asset management and tape archiving, the Platform Online Series is more than just shared storage, it’s a complete workflow server.

 

ADVANTAGES OF PLATFORM ONLINE

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Edit Direct

Using professional creative tools like Avid Media Composer™, Adobe Creative Cloud™, Apple Final Cut Pro™ and others, creative users can edit directly from the server without having to pull footage to their local workstation.

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Industry Leading Video Performance

Utilizing a unique low-latency protocol Platform delivers high quality, consistent streaming performance required for online editing. No other shared storage system can generate as much shared disk bandwidth per 16 drive chassis.

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Scalability

Platform is designed to scale easily for today’s dynamic video workgroups. Seamlessly grow your system from just 32TB to multiple petabytes and connect hundreds of users with no per seat licensing.

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Extensible Workflow Server

Create highly efficient and connected workflows with Platform at the hub of your digital facility. Designed with the flexibility to connect multiple systems and technologies, Platform can communicate with any TCP/IP connected devices and can host services, websites and software applications.

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Connect Existing Storage

Platform’s unique ability to manage your existing Storage Systems creates a huge advantage over other systems.  By connecting storage directly to the Platform via Thunderbolt, USB, SAS, eSata, Firewire, iSCSI and other protocols, Platform can manage your existing storage and your existing investment lives on.

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Integrated Archiving

With LTO backup and Archiving capabilities built directly into the system, media administrators can easily protect, deliver and manage their digital assets by copying to LTO tape. Platform supports full and incremental backup as well as full MD5 checksum archiving and uses industry standard formats like LTFS and tar. And with the ability to generate and view proxies of archived assets, users save significant time managing media assets.

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A Better User Experience

Creative groups including remote contractors can easily search and access content through a simple but powerful web interface, and administrators can manage workflows, monitor performance and control system functions from anywhere on the network.

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Integration Friendly

Take advantage of the latest technology while protecting your previous investments. Platform integrates easily with existing IT infrastructure. Utilize existing copper and fiber cabling and repurpose your old RAID arrays to create a multi-tier storage network.

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Security Protection

Platform Servers run the advanced Windows Server operating system offering industry leading security protection with automatic updates.  Additionally, Platform can join an existing windows domain and thereby utilize existing user accounts and permissions schema making security implementations simple.


SUPPORT & WARRANTY

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Hardware Warranty

Platform Online Series includes a 3 year limited warranty on the server and components.

ProCARE [Software Updates & Live Help Desk Support]

Every Platform Studio Server includes a 1 year ProCARE plan. ProMAX ProCARE plans ensure you have direct access to our Technical Support Group, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm PST, and guarantees your team is working with the latest version of Platform software including all of the newest features, and functionality that we develop to improve your workflows. In addition, 24×7 ProCARE programs are available for our customers working in mission critical environments.

We take pride in providing support that’s as reliable and performance-driven as our systems.

 

INDUSTRY LEADING STORAGE PERFORMANCE FOR 4K AND BEYOND

icon8Platform Online Series is a true shared storage solution for 4K workflows with the video performance to support full resolution 4K editing for up to 5 users or 10 total streams of ProRes 422 HQ Ultra HD. Not quite ready for 4K? See the complete streaming performance chart for specs on all common formats.

EASILY SCALE STORAGE CAPACITY, USERS & PERFORMANCE

Platform is designed to scale easily for today’s dynamic video workgroups.

img4Scale Storage – Platform Online can support up to 192TB per server (in just 3RU of rack space) and up to 576TB per node, with flexibility to expand to multiple petabytes in a multi-node architecture.
img5Scale Users – Users can connect to Platform either directly or through a switch using 1GbE or 10GbE over copper or fiber infrastructure. There is no limit to the number of users that may connect and no per user license fees. Platform Online Series can support up to 20 x 1GbE direct connections or 16 x 10GbE connections.
img6Scale Performance – Platform’s scale-out architecture increases video streaming performance in parallel with expanding storage capacity. So when you add a storage expansion to your Platform server you add another pool of disk bandwidth, increasing the total concurrent streaming performance of the system.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

icon11Platform’s architectural foundation is built around a Project Management focus.  This approach allows natural organization of common data for creative users that need to collaborate on active work.  It also promotes simple backup, permission management and retention design.  Projects are mounted like volumes from workstations and take on various attributes assigned by project administrators.  This design enables a powerful and extensible approach to creative project management.

MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT

icon10Get organized and find your files faster. Indexing, search, custom metadata tagging, proxy generation and preview are all built-in to Platform and require no additional license fees. Learn More about Project Based Media Asset Management.

TRANSCODE ENGINE

icon11Platform Servers feature a built-in transcode engine that can process up to 8 simultaneous transcodes. This enables creative groups to offload time consuming file conversions from their workstations. Create custom transcode workflows to convert media at ingest or for delivery with support for multiple formats.

BACKUP AND ARCHIVE

icon11With LTO backup and Archiving capabilities built directly into the system, media administrators can easily protect, deliver and manage their digital assets by copying to LTO tape. Platform supports full and incremental backup as well as full MD5 checksum archiving and uses industry standard formats like LTFS and tar. And with the ability to generate and view proxies of archived assets, users save significant time managing media assets.

SIMPLE CONTROLS FOR USERS & ADMINISTRATORS

A browser based UI allows users and administrators to manage the system and access content from anywhere on the network, and delivers a superior collaborative editing experience for creative workgroups.

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ENTERPRISE READY

icon9What sets Platform apart from other systems is its ability to join an existing Windows domain and integrate natively with the Active Directory structure. This means that Platform is able to utilize the same users, groups and permissions that are already in place at an organization rather than maintaining a separate user account system that must be synced periodically. This is especially important for enterprise and corporate environments, schools and colleges.

 

VIDEO STREAMING

Platform Online storage systems have been optimized for video performance and can provide a high volume of concurrent streams, scalable to the needs of your workgroup, and all at the consistent high quality required for online editing.
Platform Online servers utilize 12G RAID technology and provides a 47% increase in concurrent streaming performance over similar disk systems.

Platform Online 1000

Platform Online 1500

Platform Online 2000

Platform Online 2500

TRANSCODING

Platform 1000 & 1500

Transcoding time vs. CPU Usage | Uncompressed 15 Minute Clips

Platform 2000 & 2500

Transcoding time vs. CPU Usage | Uncompressed 15 Minute Clips

Platform Online™ Technical SpecificationsOnline 1000Online 1500Online 2000Online 2500
SYSTEMONLINE 1000ONLINE 1500ONLINE 2000ONLINE 2500
ProcessorsSingle Intel i7-5930K
3.7 GHz Processor
Single Intel i7-5930K
3.7 GHz Processor
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 2.20 GHz Pro- cessors *Upgradeable to E5-2687 V4Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 2.20 GHz Pro- cessors *Upgradeable to E5-2687 V4
Total Cores [Virtual Cores]6 [12]6 [12]24 [48]24 [48]
Base RAM16GB16GB32GB32GB
System DrivesDual 200GB SSDs [Configured as RAID-1)Dual 200GB SSDs (Configured as RAID-1)Dual 200GB SSDs [Configured as RAID-1)Dual 200GB SSDs (Configured as RAID-1)
Power SupplyDual Redundant 660WDual Redundant 660WDual Redundant 850WDual Redundant 875W
I/O    
I/O Backplane12G/6G SAS Drives12G/6G SAS Drives12G/6G SAS Drives12G/6G SAS Drives
Storage Expansion Ports(2 x Thunderbolt 2.0) or (1 x Thunderbolt 3.0)
8 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
2 x FireWire 800
2 x FireWire 400
(2 x Thunderbolt 2.0) or (1 x Thunderbolt 3.0)
8 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
2 x FireWire 800
2 x FireWire 400
1 x Thunderbolt 2.0
6 x USB 2.0
5 x USB 3.0
Optional FireWire
Optional Fibre Channel
Optional SAS
1 x Thunderbolt 2.0
6 x USB 2.0
5 x USB 3.0
Optional FireWire
Optional Fibre Channel
Optional SAS
Video OutHDMI (w/DVI Adapter)HDMI (w/DVI Adapter)HDMI, DVI, VGAHDMI, DVI, VGA
STORAGE    
Single Chassis Capacity (Raw)48TB96TB128TB192TB
Single Node Capacity (Raw)192TB224TB512TB576TB
ARCHIVE    
Max Tape Drives Supported2266
Proxy Gen before ArchiveYesYesYesYes
Internal LTO6-LTO7 DriveYesYesExternalExternal
Rackmount 2 LTO6-LTO7YesYesYesYes
24 Tape Library LTO6-LTO7YesYesYesYes
48 Tape Library LTO6-LTO7YesYesYesYes
80-240 Tape Library LTO6-LTO7NoNoYesYes
Thunderbolt LTO6-LTO7YesYesYesYes
NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY    
Network2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers
Optional Client Connectivity2,4 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 10GbE Fiber
2 Port 10GbE Copper
2,4 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4 Port 10GbE Fiber
2 Port 10GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4 Port 10GbE Fiber
2, 4 Port 10GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4 Port 10GbE Fiber
2, 4 Port 10GbE Copper
PHYSICAL    
DimensionsL (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (5.25″)L (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (5.25″)L (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (5.25″)L (29″) x W (19″) x H (7″)
Weight [Without Drives]50lbs50lbs53lbs65lbs
Rack Space3RU3RU3RU4RU
Accessories IncludedUniversal Rack KitUniversal Rack KitUniversal Rack KitUniversal Rack Kit
ENVIRONMENTAL    
Ambient Operating TemperatureAmbient Operating TemperatureAmbient Operating Temperature5°C (41°F) ~ 30°C (86°F)5°C (41°F) ~ 30°C (86°F)
Max Power Draw8.5A @ 2900BTU/hr8.5A @ 2900BTU/hr8.5A @ 3200BTU/hr8.5A @ 3200BTU/hr

 

Platform Online
Comparison Chart
Online 1000Online 1500Online 2000Online 2500
 ONLINE 1000ONLINE 1500ONLINE 2000ONLINE 2500
BEST FORSmall to Midsized workgroups doing HD & Light 4K workSmall to Midsized workgroups doing HD & 4K workUltimate power and expandability for small to large workgroups doing HD, 4K & BeyondUltimate power and expandability for small to large workgroups doing HD, 4K & Beyond
COMPATIBILITY    
Direct Edit with: Avid Media Composer, ProTools, FCP 7, FCP 10YesYesYesYes
Adobe Creative Cloud, Blackmagic Resolve, + many othersYesYesYesYes
STORAGE CAPACITY    
Drive Bays8121624
Max TB per Chassis64TB96TB128TB192TB
Max Add on Expansion Chassis per Node1133
Max TB per Node (Raw)192TB224TB512TB576TB
Max Expansion Nodes441010
USER CONNECTIVITY    
Max 1GbE Direct connections991414
Max 10GbE Direct Connections12121212
With SwitchUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
STREAMING SPEEDS    
1080 Streams (ProRes 422, DNx115)28385265
4K Streams (ProRes 422, DNx115)10131823
MB/Sec Verified thru network ports to clients65090012001500
CONNECTIVITY (ATTACHED STORAGE)    
ThunderboltYesYesYesYes
USB 3.0YesYesYesYes
USB 3.1YesYesNoNo
Firewire (400, 800)OptOptOptOpt
eSataOptOptOptOpt
Fibre ChannelOptOptOptOpt
SASYesYesYesYes
PROCESSING POWER    
CPU Cores (Speed)6 (3.7GHz)6 (3.7GHz)24 (2.2GHz)24 (2.2GHz)
UpgradeN/AN/A20 (3.5 GHz)20 (3.5 GHz)
BASE RAM16GB16GB32GB32GB
OPTIONS    
Internal LTOOptionalOptionalExternalExternal
Card ReaderOptionalOptionalNoNo
(4) Slot SSD RAIDOptionalOptionalNoNo