Platform Studio Series

Whisper-quiet and with a unique desktop form factor, Platform Studio is ideal for smaller studios looking for an affordable high-performance Workflow Server to upgrade their creative process.



Shared storage and so much more

The ProMAX Platform Studio 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 work-groups using Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple’s Final Cut Pro and other creative software applications. Platform scales easily for work-groups of all sizes, is simple to deploy, and integrates seamlessly with existing IT infrastructure.

What sets Platform apart from other storage systems is its ability to accelerate content creation. Platform Servers manage multiple production processes including media asset management, transcoding, and rendering that would typically be executed on individual workstations. Because Platform has direct access to the media it can accomplish these operations more efficiently, meaning you’ll finish projects faster and deliver better results for your customers.


ADVANTAGES OF PLATFORM

icon1 Industry Leading Performance for VideoUtilizing a unique low-latency protocol Platform delivers high quality, consistent streaming performance required for online video editing. Platform Studio’s 8 bay storage system can provide up to 22 concurrent streams of ProRes 422, 1920 x 1080.
icon2 Extensible Workflow ServerCreate 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. Platform Studio also features an optional built-in LTO drive.
icon2 Integrated ArchivingWith 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.
icon3 A Better User ExperienceCreative 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.
icon4 Integration FriendlyTake advantage of the latest technology while protecting your previous investments. Platform integrates easily with existing IT infrastructure. Utilize existing copper and fiber cabling and re-purpose your old RAID arrays to create a multi-tier storage network.
icon5 Native Support for Active DirectoryPlatform 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

icon6 Hardware WarrantyPlatform 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.

 

EXTENSIVE OPTIONS FOR DIRECT INGEST AND DATA TRANSFERS

icon8 Platform Studio Servers feature an extensive list of I/O ports for easy data transfers including Thunderbolt 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800 & 400.In addition the built-in Card Reader enables data transfers direct from camera to shared storage with support for CF, SD, SDHC, microSD, MMC and xD-Picture Cards.

BACKUP OR ARCHIVE DIRECT TO LTO

icon9 Platform Studio can be configured with an optional built-in LTO drive for easy backup and archiving. With these 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.

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 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.

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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VIDEO STREAMING

Platform Studio Series has been designed as a Tier 2 storage system and is optimized for file transfers rather than video streaming. In an optimal configuration Studio servers can move data from Online storage groups at over 1GB/s.

TRANSCODING

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Platform Studio
Technical Specifications
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SYSTEM STUDIO 800
Processors Intel i7-6700K
4.0 GHz Processor
Total Cores [Logical CPUs] 4
Base RAM 16GB
System Drives 120GB SSD
Power Supply 550W
I/O  
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
Video Out HDMI (w/DVI Adapter)
NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY  
Network 2 x 1GbE LAN Controllers
Optional Client Connectivity 2,4 Port 1GbE Copper
2,4,6 Port 10GbE Fiber
2,4 Port 10GbE Copper
ARCHIVE  
Max Tape Drives Supported 2
Proxy Gen before Archive Yes
Internal LTO6-LTO7 Yes
External Sidecar LTO6-LTO7 Yes
Rackmount 2 LTO6-LTO7 Yes
24 Tape Library LTO6-LTO7 Yes
PHYSICAL  
Dimensions L (16″) x W (13.39″) x H (13.39″)
Weight [Without Drives] 35lbs
Rack Space 4RU
Accessories Included HDMI to DVI Adapter
ENVIRONMENTAL  
Ambient Operating Temperature 5°C (41°F) ~ 35°C (95°F)
Max Power Draw 5A @ 900BTU/hr