This section describes the modular components that comprise a GV STRATUS system. These components interact with the K2 server and storage infrastructure, to form combinations of solutions that best meet customer-specific technical, operational and business requirements.
Designed as one application capable of supporting many different usage models, a GV STRATUS client can be configured for every type of user in a media facility, whether for feed scheduling, storyboard editing, channel control, media management or playlist playout. The GV STRATUS tools function as a client to the GV STRATUS Core Services, running on a standard Windows operating system computer. If the PC is connected as an iSCSI client to the K2 SAN, the GV STRATUS tools and the EDIUS Elite editors have access to high-resolution media. This requires a high-resolution GV STRATUS license.
If the GV STRATUS client PC is not connected as an iSCSI client, such as on a distributed K2 system, the GV STRATUS tools and the EDIUS XS editors access low resolution live streaming and proxy media.
These servers are the primary devices that support GV STRATUS system functionality and services. They can be configured in a variety of ways to support the use case requirements of specific environments.
Variants of GV STRATUS servers include the following:
GV STRATUS Express server – A GV STRATUS server with all the roles necessary for a basic GV STRATUS system, including the role of Proxy Express Server. This server is designed for use on smaller GV STRATUS systems where no other GV STRATUS servers or proxy systems are present.
GV STRATUS Core server – A GV STRATUS server that has the role of Core Services on a system with multiple GV STRATUS servers. The server provides media management functionality, including the GV STRATUS database and associated software components.
Proxy server – The GV STRATUS server use with an online or production K2 SAN that provides access to the low-resolution proxy media stored on the SAN. The server has the role of Proxy Storage Server and shared file system client.
Proxy Storage file system server – The GV STRATUS server on a dedicated Proxy Storage system that provides access to the low resolution proxy media stored on the system. The server has the roles of Proxy Storage Server and shared file system server for the Proxy Storage system.
Proxy Encoder – A GV STRATUS server that creates low-resolution proxy assets. The Proxy Encoder software that provides this functionality can run on a dedicated Proxy Encoder server or on a GV STRATUS server that has other roles as well, such as a GV STRATUS Express server.
Conform Server – A GV STRATUS server dedicated to hosting the Conform Engine Service. This service renders a complex asset, such as a GV STRATUS sequence, into a simple clip.
EDIUS XRE Server – A server dedicated to hosting EDIUS XRE Management Server/XRE Node and XRE Monitor (management node) software. This software performs a rendering process when exporting a project created in EDIUS.
Workflow Server – A GV STRATUS server dedicated to hosting the Workflow Engine Service, the Rules Engine Service and the Transcode Control Engine Service. These services support rules-based operations.
A Fault Tolerant (FT) GV STRATUS server is an enhanced platform designed to reduce the risk of system failure in mission-critical media production environments.
GV STRATUS server components supplied as VMWARE ESXI images to run on approved customer-furnished hardware and ESXI server infrastructure. Updated for GV STRATUS version 4.8