Avolites: Ai Q3 Media Server

by Stage Directions
The Ai Q3 Server from Avolites
The Ai Q3 Server from Avolites

Avolites launched its Ai Q3 Server at the recent Prolight + Sound. The Ai Q3 unlocks 4K playback through a single DisplayPort 1.2 connection. Combined with two additional DVI outputs for HD displays, the Q3 is designed to be the solution to power live events, installs, and anywhere else that live video manipulation is required. Here's a video introduction to the Avolites Ai Q3 Server:

The Q3’s hardware is the perfect vehicle for the Ai software. The server supports EDID for all three outputs, configurable via a dedicated front-end UI. The server allows for visually lossless playback with Avolites' unique AiM codec. Like with Avolites' larger severs, the Q3 has native Notch support as well as an inbuilt effects engine. The Q3 includes industry-standard connections to the rest of your system. The front-mounted screen allows configuration of outputs from outside the OS. It’s slim formfactor and competitive pricing delivers pixel-power to the people.

Q3 Features:

  • GUI Output DVI-D (1920x1080)
  • Video Output 2x DVI-D, 1x DisplayPort 1.2
  • Video Sync BNC Genlock (Option)
  • Network 2 x Gigabit LAN
  • Audio Out L&R Balanced XLR
  • Audio Ground Lift
  • Rear Panel USB 2x USB 3.0
  • Front Panel USB 2x USB 3.0
  • MIDI In 1x 5-pin din
  • SMPTE Timecode XLR In/Thru
  • DMX Art-Net
  • Capture Cards 1


  • Media Drive Capacity 1TB
  • Media Drive Bandwidth 3500MB/s
  • System Drive Capacity 120GB
  • Operating System Windows 7 Embedded
  • CPU Cores (Threads) 4(4)
  • Physical Specification
  • Size RU 2U
  • Size (W x H x D mm) 435 x 88 x 510
  • Size (With Rack Ears) 490 x 88 x 520
  • Weight 16 kg
  • Power Input PowerCon True1 In/Thru
  • Voltage 100-250V 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption 800VA (max)

Further information from Avolites: www.avolites.com