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Analog Way: Next-Generation Picturall™ Mark II Media Servers

Stage Directions • Tools of the Trade • June 29, 2021

Analog Way announces the immediate availability of its next generation of Linux-based media servers: the Picturall™ Mark II series. Entirely engineered around a new, extremely robust and powerful professional hardware platform, the new Picturall Mark II series delivers outstanding performance for supporting large-scale events and installations from a single server unit while offering ease of use and rock-solid reliability at affordable prices.

The new line replaces the current Picturall media servers and includes four products: Picturall Pro Mark II, Picturall Quad Mark II, Picturall Quad Compact Mark II and Picturall Twin Compact Mark II.

Outstanding performance
With the ability to drive up to sixteen 4K@60Hz LED videowall controllers or video projectors from a single server unit and enough power to play back media up to 16K@60Hz or uncompressed image sequences up to 8K@60Hz, the Picturall Mark II series is the obvious solution for challenging video playback for fixed installations, museums, broadcast, houses of worship, video rentals and live events.

Rock-solid Reliability
The Picturall Mark II media servers have been designed with high-grade hardware components to provide a robust, heavy-duty platform and deliver optimized uptimes and durability for any mission-critical applications. The Picturall Mark II media servers are based on the rock-solid Linux software engine by Picturall renowned for its extreme reliability, which is a result of 15 years of R&D and field experience. Additionally, the Picturall Mark II media servers feature a redundant, hot-swappable power supplies option to achieve high fault-tolerance capability.

Extensive input options
The Picturall Mark II media servers can receive up to six low-latency input cards to capture either up to 24x 1080p@60Hz or 6x 4K@60Hz sources. A wide selection of input interfaces is available supporting one or more channels of 3G-SDI, HDMI 1.4 or HDMI 2.0. The Picturall Mark II media servers can also receive several network video streams and are compatible with NDI™ live video streaming. They can also display HTML-based web content with full Java script support.

High-performance storage and networking
The Picturall Mark II media servers come standard with read-intensive professional drives offering consistent performance and reliability for demanding 24/7 environments. Several storage options are available to store hours of high-quality uncompressed video content. The Picturall Mark II media servers also offer high network bandwidth with two standard 10Gb/s Ethernet connectors for faster transmission of massive media files and for more networked video streams.

Multi-channel audio processing
The Picturall Mark II media servers offer synchronized multi-channel audio playback and support real-time audio de-embedding and routing from HDMI or SDI sources, network streams and web sources. The Picturall Mark II media servers feature several optional audio interfaces and are also compatible with a wide variety of third-party multi-channel USB audio interfaces.

Further information from Analog Way: www.analogway.com

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