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EVS Launches XT3 - New 8-Channel Production Server

The XT3 provides operators with the industry’s highest level of bandwidth with up to 550Mbps per video channel

EVS will introduce the third generation of its XT servers at NAB. The new XT3 production server, which offers eight flexible channels SD/HD and six channels 3D/1080p capabilities, combines EVS’ world-class speed and reliability with the ultimate capability and performance. The XT3 system, available from July 2011, will be unveiled at NAB Show in Las Vegas (10-14 April) at the EVS booth C9508 (Central Hall).

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The XT3 server is declared as having a significant number of improvements to meet the most demanding live and near-live production requirements. These include more supported audio and video channels, an increase of bitrates per video channel, an introduction of lower scale chassis version, an implementation of new mixes on one channel capabilities, or the recording of up to two triple-speed SuperMotion feeds per server.

The new server, that will be available from July 2011, offers the industry’s highest level of flexibility. It is now available in two versions, a 6RU chassis supporting up to eight HD/SD channels (including 6in/2out) or six channels in 3D/1080p mode, or a 4RU chassis supporting up to seven HD/SD channels or four channels in 3D/1080p mode. It supports up to 96 audio tracks (16 audio tracks per video channel) and can be configured in an extensive range of natively-supported video codec (including the new Panasonic Avc-Intra) without requiring hardware change. For 3D or 1080p operations, the XT3 offers the flexibility to select between dual-link HD SDI or single-link 3G SDI connectivity with a simple software setting.

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EVS General Product Manager Bernard Stas comments: “The XT platform was initially designed to guarantee operators a unique level of control over multiple live feed for live editing and slow-motion actions. While EVS’ genuine speed and reliability has been reinforced, our engineering teams have worked together with the industry players to integrate more capabilities, power and flexibility to the system. The XT3 is gathering all these advantages offering a real path to future productions to broadcasters and production facilities.”

The XT3 provides operators with the industry’s highest level of bandwidth with up to 550Mbps per video channel and is ready for 3G SDTI Network integration offering a true path towards future proof operations.

Its open architecture makes it fully controllable - channel control or direct access to record/play channels by switcher and controllers, automation systems and edit controllers. The XT3 accepts all popular control protocols; such as VDCP, Odetics, Sony BVW75 and Grass Valley XtenDD-35. EVS proposes its own LinX TCP/IP API for hassle-free integration with third-party applications.

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About EVS

EVS is a leader in the design of hardware and software solutions for Live and fast-turnaround productions of Sports, News and TV Entertainment programs. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting, and its Instant Tapeless Technology is now widely used in nonlinear editing and High Definition Television the world over.The company sells its branded products and integrated tapeless solutions in over 90 countries and is able to provide customer support services in any region. EVS is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

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