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ROSS Video BlackStorm

Easy, Affordable, Future-Proof
Getting the right clip on air at the right time is key to any live production. This is where the BlackStorm Playout Server excels as an easy-to-use Production Clip Player with a comprehensive production workflow.

It starts in editing with an elegant networked file-based workflow, supporting popular editing systems like Apple’s Final Cut, Adobe’s Creative Suite and Avid’s Media Composer. The workflow continues with standard protocols like VDCP and AMP allowing point-of-control integration with virtually any production switcher or remote control panel on the market. Finally, a sophisticated client / server interface gives easy and distributed operator control including production playlists with built-in transitions.

BlackStorm delivers in live production. From a technology standpoint, it is a unique software-based server platform using standard off-the-shelf hardware and offers a long-range growth path for future technology.

BlackStorm – Concentrated Server Power.

Description

Hardware

Robust. Serviceable. Ross Ingenuity, Dell Reliability.
Your productions are critical. Combining the best of the IT world with the best of the broadcast world, Ross delivers a rock-solid, highly dependable solution.

SERVER GRADE CHASSIS | Heavy-guage steel construction for extra strength STATUS DISPLAY | Fan, power and temperature alarms</li><li>Disk and LAN activity USB 2.0 | Front mounted to allow quick connect of external storage devices SLIMLINE DVD ROM DRIVE HARDWARE RAID | For maximum performance and reliability INTEL XEON PROCESSOR | All video coding is done in software. The heart of the SMS is a Quad-Core Xeon processor. Server-grade; Bullet-proof; High-performance. 4 HOT-SWAP DRIVES | Hot swap RAID 5 for system reliability and performance</li><li>Scalable and field upgradeable to meet your storage needs HARD DRIVES | SMS uses only Enterprise-class SATA-II drives, de-signed for 24x7 operation. These drives are made by world-leading suppliers and are not micro-coded, giving you the utmost flexibility in sourcing spares.

Component List

  1. SERVER GRADE CHASSIS | Heavy-gauge steel construction for extra strength
  2. LCD STATUS DISPLAY | Fan, power and temperature alarms • Disk and LAN activity
  3. USB 2.0 | Front mounted to allow quick connect of external storage devices
  4. SLIMLINE DVD ROM DRIVE
  5. HARDWARE RAID | For maximum performance and reliability
  6. INTEL XEON PROCESSOR | All video coding is done in software. The heart of the BlackStorm is a Quad-Core Xeon processor. Server-grade; Bullet-proof; High-performance.
  7. 4 HOT-SWAP DRIVES | Hot swap RAID 5 for system reliability and performance • Scalable and field upgradeable to meet your storage needs
  8. HARD DRIVES | BlackStorm uses Enterprise Class SATA-II drives desinged for 24/7/365 operation. Ross support and Dell support provides the utmost flexibility in sourcing spares

Connectivity

MOUNTING | Standard EIA 19inch rackmount kit with rails included DIN 1.0/2.3 CONNECTORS | Adapter Cables Included DUAL GIGABIT LAN | FTP / Network File Transfer • Network BlackStorm Client Control • Remote control via VDCP and AMP protocols over Ethernet REDUNDANT POWER | Hot-swap fully redundant power supplies TIMECODE | LTC IN is used for house time reference. LTC OUT is used for clip timecode. 2 RS-422 SERIAL PORTS | Remote control via VDCP protocol GENLOCK | Analog reference accepts Blackburst or Tri-Level sync VIDEO OUTPUTS | 2 or 4 HD/SDI outputs with 16 channels of embedded audio

Connectivity List

  1. MOUNTING | Standard EIA 19inch rackmount kit with rails included
  2. DIN 1.0/2.3 CONNECTORS | Adapter Cables Included
  3. DUAL GIGABIT LAN | FTP / Network File Transfer • Network BlackStorm Client Control • Remote control via VDCP and AMP protocols over Ethernet
  4. REDUNDANT POWER | Hot-swap fully redundant power supplies
  5. TIMECODE | LTC IN is used for house time reference. LTC OUT is used for clip timecode.
  6. 2 RS-422 SERIAL PORTS | Remote control via VDCP protocol
  7. GENLOCK | Analog reference accepts Blackburst or Tri-Level sync
  8. VIDEO OUTPUTS | 2 HD/SDI outputs with 16 channels of embedded audio
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