Platform Online Series

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

The ProMAX Platform Online Series is a High-Performance Workflow Server, designed for video professionals to accelerate and improve their content creation process. It features powerful shared storage that is optimized for video workgroups using Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple’s Final Cut Pro and other creative software applications. Platform scales easily for workgroups of all sizes, is simple to deploy, and integrates seamlessly with existing IT infrastructure.

Now available in two models, the power of Platform Online is more accessible than ever. 

Platform 1000

As an entry point into our highest server class product line, Platform 1000 brings the speed, reliability, and expandability of Enterprise Storage at an affordable price. With up to 48TB in the base model device, and the ability to expand the system with additional nodes into multiple Petabytes, you can be confident that your investment is secure. A true workflow server with ingest, transcoding, rendering and asset management built in, the Platform 1000 also boasts two 5.25” drive bays that can be optionally filled with LTO drives, Drive Swaps, Card readers or (4) 1TB SSD’s for additional high speed scratch drive.

 

Platform 2000

The most powerful workflow server in the Platform lineup, the Online 2000 combines shared storage, asset management, transcoding, and rendering into one incredibly powerful device that creates efficiency for your entire organization. With up to 96TB of ultra-fast storage enabling editors to work on 18 streams of 4K and including multiple CPU’s with 20 Cores of processing power and 512GB of RAM, the raw speed of the Online 2000 will cut through your most difficult creative tasks. And with enterprise features including dual redundant power supplies, dual redundant OS drives, and RAID controller battery backup, the system is designed for high availability and protection from failures.


ADVANTAGES OF PLATFORM

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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 16TB 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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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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Native Support for Active Directory

Platform Servers run a Windows Server operating system enabling them to join an existing windows domain and thereby utilize existing user accounts and permissions schema.


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 & Assurance]

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 96TB per server (in just 3RU of rack space) and up to 384TB 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 18 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.

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 be upgraded to 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 Platform Servers feature a built-in transcode engine that can be upgraded to process up to 24 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.

 

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 can be configured with either Standard or Extreme storage.  The Extreme storage utilizes 12G RAID technology and provides a 47% increase in concurrent streaming performance over the standard option.  Both storage systems can be expanded to increase performance.

 Platform Online 1000 Stream Count

Platform Online 2000 Stream Count

TRANSCODING

Platform 1000

Transcoding time vs. CPU Usage | Uncompressed 15 Minute Clips

Platform 2000

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 E5-2630 v4 2.20 GHz Pro- cessors *Upgradeable to E5-2687 V4 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 2.20 GHz Pro- cessors *Upgradeable to E5-2687 V4
Total Cores [Virtual Cores] 6 [12] 6 [12] 20 [40] 20 [40]
Base RAM 16GB 16GB 32GB 32GB
System Drives Dual 120GB SSDs [Configured as RAID-1) Dual 120GB SSDs (Configured as RAID-1) Dual 120GB SSDs [Configured as RAID-1) Dual 120GB 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 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 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) VGA VGA
STORAGE        
Single Chassis Capacity (Raw) 64TB 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
2,4,6 Port 10GbE Fiber
2 Port 10GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 10GbE Fiber
2, 4 Port 10GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4,6 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
Firewire (400, 800) Yes Yes Opt Opt
eSata Opt   Opt  
Fibre Channel Opt Opt Opt Opt
SAS Yes Yes Yes Yes
PROCESSING POWER        
CPU Cores (Speed) 6 (3.7GHz) 6 (3.7GHz) 20 (2.2GHz) 20 (2.2GHz)
Upgrade N/A N/A 20 (3.5 GHz) 20 (3.5 GHz)
BASE RAM 16GB 16GB 32GB 32GB
OPTIONS        
Drive Swap Included Included No No
Internal LTO Optional Optional External External
Card Reader Optional Optional No No
(4) 1TB SSD RAID Optional Optional No No