Delta Nano creates new price point for media servers2 July 2012
7thSense Design has announced Delta Nano, a media server that delivers full uncompressed 4:4:4 video playback at what the company says is an accessible price point.
Based on the core technology that drives 7thSense’s existing Delta range, Delta Nano comes in either a 1U rack-mount or small form-factor box chassis, and can store between 5 and 20 minutes of 4:4:4 video data. The unit has a single DVI/HDMI output and supports all standard frame-rates up to 30fps.
“Delta Nano is the perfect solution in places where people watch just a few minutes of looping media,” said Ian Macpherson, Managing Director, 7thSense. “For example, to support a museum exhibit, to run information points in theme parks and other attractions, or to drive kiosks in showroom and retail digital signage applications.”
“For this reason, we have kept everything simple. Delta Nano has a new, web-based user interface which is easy to use, so content houses can simply copy their uncompressed TGA sequence output from After Effects or similar straight into the box, rather than go through laborious encode processing for MPG."
“Delta Nano is not aimed at multi-screen projection – that’s the job of our flagship Delta product – but you can sync two or more Nanos together, so that multiple kiosks can play the same show synchronously if required,” he concluded. “There are also real-time warp and blend functions for display matching.”
Delta Nano delivers stereo audio alongside the video content, while its built-in software – accessible in a browser-based GUI via the product’s built-in TCP/IP connection – offers an easy to use interface for rapid show creation. Movies, still images, sound and text can all be combined and edited in a familiar non-linear editing workflow.