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AV Stumpfl unveils first triple-stream uncompressed 4K media server

Duncan Proctor 23 July 2015
AV Stumpfl unveils first triple-stream uncompressed 4K media server

AV Stumpfl has revealed Wings Engine Raw, which is claimed to be the world’s first three-stream 4K uncompressed media server.

“With Wings Engine Raw, we’ve delivered on user requests for the smoothest possible uncompressed playback system with full timeline control,” said Horst Damoser, sales manager at AV Stumpfl. “Built to support a range of applications requiring high-quality image sources matched to particular display requirements, user benefits include newer, faster and unrivalled installation functionality.”

Using a single custom engineered RAID 10 system, Wings Engine Raw is capable of delivering constant data stream of three channels of true 4K (4,096 x 2,304 pixels) uncompressed video content at 60fps plus up to 16 text and picture layers, and up to 24 uncompressed audio streams. The server removes the need to convert content into any intermediate codec format. Content can include native picture sequences such as TGA or TIFF and even instant PNG image format processing.

This data system features data throughput and redundancy so if one of the SSDs fail, the data rate and the system’s functionality in general will not be impaired.

Wings Engine Raw hosts the new WingsRX render core engine, which has been developed and optimised for premium picture quality applications. Its 64-bit program architecture and usage of SSE CPU instructions ensures decentralised processing power. The software has been designed for a wide range of applications such as themed attractions, digital signage, trade shows, live events and full dome systems.

Wings Engine Raw is complemented by Backup-Manager, AV Stumpfl’s embedded operating system, which has a dedicated EDID management as well as an automatic camera based calibration system for soft-edge blending, warp and geometry mapping, all operable by time line control.

Wings Engine Raw is based on professional server technology derived from IT data centre equipment. Inside the rack mount system is a Xeon CPU, redundant high performance power supply, 2×10 GBit LAN, server chipset, up to 8 3G-SDI live inputs and Displayport 1.2 and DVI-D output connectors.

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