Platform Online Series

High Performance Workflow Servers

  • Industry Leading Storage Performance, Scalable to Multiple Petabytes
  • Powerful Workflow Acceleration features including Transcoding & Rendering
  • Digital Asset Management for Indexing, Search & Proxy Previews

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 32TB 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.


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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.



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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Hardware Warranty

Platform Online Series includes a 3 year limited warranty on the server and components. Enterprise hard drives used by Platform carry a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

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.



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.


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 14 x 1GbE direct connections or 12 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.


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.


icon11 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.


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.



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.



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 Technical Specifications table3 table4
Processors Single Intel Xeon E3-1275 v3
3.50 GHz Processors
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 2.30 GHz Pro- cessors *Upgradeable to E5-2687 V3
Total Cores [Virtual Cores] 4 [8] 20 [40]
Base RAM 16GB 32GB
System Drives Dual 120 GB SSDs [Configured as RAID-1) Dual 120 GB SSDs [Configured as RAID-1)
Power Supply Dual Redundant 660W Dual Redundant 850W
IO Backplane 12G/6G SAS Drives 12G/6G SAS Drives
Storage Expansion Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 2.0
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
Video Out HDMI (w/DVI Adapter) VGA
Single Chassis Capacity (Raw) 32TB 80TB
Single Node Capacity (Raw) 96TB 386TB
Network 2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers 2 X1GbE LAN Controllers
Optional Client Connectivity 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
Dimensions L (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (5.25″) L (28.5″) x W (19″) x H (5.25″)
Weight [Without Drives] 50lbs 53lbs
Rack Space 3RU 3RU
Accessories Included Universal Rack Kit Universal Rack Kit
Ambient Operating Temperature Ambient Operating Temperature 5°C (41°F) ~ 30°C (86°F)
Max Power Draw 8.5A @ 2900BTU/hr 8.5A @ 3200BTU/hr


Platform Online
Comparison Chart
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  ONLINE 1000 ONLINE 2000
BEST FOR Entry Level Power with good expansion Ultimate power and expandability
Direct Edit with: Avid Media Composer, ProTools, FCP 7, FCP 10 Yes Yes
Adobe Creative Cloud, Blackmagic Resolve, + many others Yes Yes
Max TB per Chassis 32TB 96TB
Max TB per Node (Raw) 96TB 384TB
Expansion Nodes 4 10
Max 1GbE Direct connections 9 14
Max 10GbE Direct Connections 6 12
With Switch Unlimited Unlimited
1080 Streams (ProRes 422, DNx115) 28 52
4K Streams (ProRes 422, DNx115) 10 18
MB/Sec Verified thru network ports to clients 650 1200
Thunderbolt Yes Yes
USB 3.0 Yes Yes
Firewire (400, 800) Yes Opt
eSata Opt Opt
Fibre Channel Opt Opt
SAS Yes Yes
CPU Cores (Speed) 4 (3.5Ghz) 20 (2.3GHz)
Upgrade N/A 20 (3.5 GHz)
Drive Swap Included No
Internal LTO Optional External
Card Reader Optional No
(4) 1TB SSD RAID Optional No


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