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

icon8 Platform 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.

img4 Scale 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.
img5 Scale 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.
img6 Scale 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

icon11 Platform’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

icon10 Get 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

icon11 Platform 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

icon11 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.

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

icon9 What 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 Specifications Online 1000 Online 1500 Online 2000 Online 2500
SYSTEM ONLINE 1000 ONLINE 1500 ONLINE 2000 ONLINE 2500
Processors Single 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 V4 Dual 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 RAM 16GB 16GB 32GB 32GB
System Drives Dual 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 Supply Dual Redundant 660W Dual Redundant 660W Dual Redundant 850W Dual Redundant 875W
I/O        
I/O Backplane 12G/6G SAS Drives 12G/6G SAS Drives 12G/6G SAS Drives 12G/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 Out HDMI (w/DVI Adapter) HDMI (w/DVI Adapter) HDMI, DVI, VGA HDMI, DVI, VGA
STORAGE        
Single Chassis Capacity (Raw) 48TB 96TB 128TB 192TB
Single Node Capacity (Raw) 192TB 224TB 512TB 576TB
ARCHIVE        
Max Tape Drives Supported 2 2 6 6
Proxy Gen before Archive Yes Yes Yes Yes
Internal LTO6-LTO7 Drive Yes Yes External External
Rackmount 2 LTO6-LTO7 Yes Yes Yes Yes
24 Tape Library LTO6-LTO7 Yes Yes Yes Yes
48 Tape Library LTO6-LTO7 Yes Yes Yes Yes
80-240 Tape Library LTO6-LTO7 No No Yes Yes
Thunderbolt LTO6-LTO7 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY        
Network 2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers 2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers 2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers 2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers
Optional Client Connectivity 2,4 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        
Dimensions L (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] 50lbs 50lbs 53lbs 65lbs
Rack Space 3RU 3RU 3RU 4RU
Accessories Included Universal Rack Kit Universal Rack Kit Universal Rack Kit Universal Rack Kit
ENVIRONMENTAL        
Ambient Operating Temperature Ambient Operating Temperature Ambient Operating Temperature 5°C (41°F) ~ 30°C (86°F) 5°C (41°F) ~ 30°C (86°F)
Max Power Draw 8.5A @ 2900BTU/hr 8.5A @ 2900BTU/hr 8.5A @ 3200BTU/hr 8.5A @ 3200BTU/hr

 

Platform Online
Comparison Chart
Online 1000 Online 1500 Online 2000 Online 2500
  ONLINE 1000 ONLINE 1500 ONLINE 2000 ONLINE 2500
BEST FOR Small to Midsized workgroups doing HD & Light 4K work Small to Midsized workgroups doing HD & 4K work Ultimate power and expandability for small to large workgroups doing HD, 4K & Beyond Ultimate power and expandability for small to large workgroups doing HD, 4K & Beyond
COMPATIBILITY        
Direct Edit with: Avid Media Composer, ProTools, FCP 7, FCP 10 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adobe Creative Cloud, Blackmagic Resolve, + many others Yes Yes Yes Yes
STORAGE CAPACITY        
Drive Bays 8 12 16 24
Max TB per Chassis 64TB 96TB 128TB 192TB
Max Add on Expansion Chassis per Node 1 1 3 3
Max TB per Node (Raw) 192TB 224TB 512TB 576TB
Max Expansion Nodes 4 4 10 10
USER CONNECTIVITY        
Max 1GbE Direct connections 9 9 14 14
Max 10GbE Direct Connections 12 12 12 12
With Switch Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
STREAMING SPEEDS        
1080 Streams (ProRes 422, DNx115) 28 38 52 65
4K Streams (ProRes 422, DNx115) 10 13 18 23
MB/Sec Verified thru network ports to clients 650 900 1200 1500
CONNECTIVITY (ATTACHED STORAGE)        
Thunderbolt Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB 3.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB 3.1 Yes Yes No No
Firewire (400, 800) Opt Opt Opt Opt
eSata Opt Opt Opt Opt
Fibre Channel Opt Opt Opt Opt
SAS Yes Yes Yes Yes
PROCESSING POWER        
CPU Cores (Speed) 6 (3.7GHz) 6 (3.7GHz) 24 (2.2GHz) 24 (2.2GHz)
Upgrade N/A N/A 20 (3.5 GHz) 20 (3.5 GHz)
BASE RAM 16GB 16GB 32GB 32GB
OPTIONS        
Internal LTO Optional Optional External External
Card Reader Optional Optional No No
(4) Slot SSD RAID Optional Optional No No