New media server from ArKaos21 June 2011
ArKaos has announced its new hardware A30 Media Server. Built for the MediaMaster software, ArKaos says that the A30 delivers outstanding performance, stability and durability. It is the result of the latest research made by ArKaos in terms of raw performance but also structural strength, vibration protection and heat tolerance.
According to the company, the case has been designed to allow a very efficient air flow: several fans, protected by a dust filter, are located at the front of the case and can be easily serviced without opening the rest of the case. This is done through a special door that gives access to both the fans and the filter without exposing any cables or electrical connections.
The custom-made case provides a display on the front which allows the server to be used without the need to connect to an external display. The front cover also provides a large LED strip that gives feedback on the state of operation of the server.
Neutrik connectors are used exclusively on the back of the case to provide sturdy connections. Similarly for the audio, the server provides balanced audio on XLR connectors for both input and output. The A30 is delivered with a library of digital media from a range of visual content providers, and is pre-configured to work directly with all market-leading DMX lighting desks.
The company claims that the ArKaos A30 guarantees smooth playback of nine simultaneous HD layers or six Full HD* layers on up to six outputs.