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sQ 2000 Series Media Servers

Powerful UHD, 3G & HD Server Platform Designed for News and Sports Applications

sQ 2000 is the next-generation hardware server platform for studio, news and sports applications. sQ 2000 is an ultra high-density video server that offers up to 12 UHD/24 3G/HD channels in 3 RU, and is also at the heart of the new LiveTouch slow-motion and instant replay system. As it is based on a real-time operating system with a robust and reliable design, the sQ 2000 series of servers can deliver sustained multiyear 24x7 operation for high-pressure fast-turnaround workflows. With the sQ 2000, highlights packages and instant replays get to air faster, and system design is dramatically simplified.

FEATURES

sQ 2000 Features
  • Up to 24 HD channels/12 UHD channels in 3 RU
  • Scales to meet 4K UHD, 3G and HD productions of any size
  • Instantaneous access to content on any server, from anywhere, leveraging fast ClipNet inter-server network and unique FrameMagic technology
  • IP native* — fully SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS IS-04/IS-05 compliant
  • Supports FileFlow4 automated processing and orchestration transfers and encodes media faster than real time
  • Instant effects and finishing tools
  • Efficient use of rack space with higher 4K UHD channel density than other systems
  • More online storage than any other system
FileFlow 4 Features
  • Simple, intuitive, browser-based configuration and monitoring
  • Intelligent job management
  • Expanded automation capabilities including metadata triggers, user configured rules and time based transfers
  • Quick and easy watch folder creation and configuration
  • Quickly create and manage automation templates according to specific productions or events
  • Simultaneously deliver multiple media formats to meet the requirements of complex workflows
  • Seamlessly handles Super Motion content in live sports workflows for ultra-smooth slow motion highlight delivery
  • Flexible HDR and UHD support for today and tomorrow’s broadcast requirements
  • Architecture scales to meet live news and sports production workflows of any size
  • ‘RESTful’ API for seamless integration with third-party MAM tools

*Check for availability

SPECIFICATIONS

3G/HD 

Number of channels: up to 24

Formats:

  • AVC-Intra (Class 50/100)
  • XAVC
  • DNxHD*
  • DVCPro*

4K UHD

Number of channels: up to 12

Formats:

  • XAVC Class 300

HDR*

Standards supported: 

  • HLG
  • PQ-10 
  • S-Log3 Pass-through
  • Color space conversion on output
  • Re-sizing on output

Video Input/Output Format

IP: SMPTE ST 2110-20/30/40/50

3G/HD-SDI: SMPTE ST 424-2006, ST 292-1998

12 Gb single-wire I/O: SMPTE ST 2082

Loop Recording

Included

Playout

Mix/wipe effects on playback

Mix/wipe effects on single channel

Upconvert/downconvert between resolutions

Audio Embedded Audio Tracks

16 per channel

Workflow

Built-in file import/export: Rio edit In-server editing

In-server craft editing

Control Protocols 

VDCP

GPI/O

Mechanical Specifications 

Size: 3 RU

Dual power supplies, hot swappable  

Storage 

Internal Storage: 

  • Express 1: 6x 1.6 TB SSD disks 
  • Express 2: 6x 3.2 TB SSD disks 
  • Pro: 6x 3.2 TB SSD disks 
  • Elite: 12x 3.2 TB SSD disks 

Storage 

  • Up to 623 hrs internal (HD)
  • Up to 148 hrs internal (UHD)

Network

  • Dual 10 GB network card (ClipNet/inter-server streaming)
  • Dual 25 GB/100 GB* QSFPs (Main inputs/outputs)

System Reference

Black burst, tri-level sync, PTP

OPTIONS INFORMATION

Software Option — sQ Record
  • sQ Record supports direct recording from SDI feeds, including VTRs via RS-422 control
  • sQ Record provides automatic recording according to preset times
  • sQ Record creates broadcast-quality clips and automatic proxies
Software Option — sQ Play
  • sQ Play manages up to four channels of playout with options to integrate with NRCS via MOS gateway
  • sQ Play is driven directly from its host PC or via a dedicated on-air control panel
Software Option — sQ Load
  • sQ Load is a desktop bulk ingest tool for loading P2, XDCAM, XDCAM EX and XAVC files
  • sQ Load ingests content in batches and converts according to sQ preferred format

ORDERING INFORMATION

 

Servers

sQ 2000 Express 1

sQ 2000 Express 2

sQ 2000 Pro

sQ 2000 Elite

Ordering code

SQ2K-EXPRESS

SQ2K-EXPRESS 2

SQ2K-PRO

SQ2K-ELITE

HD channels

Up to 8

Up to 8

Up to 16

Up to 24

UHD channels

Up to 4

Up to 8

Up to 12

Internal storage

6x 1.6 TB SSD

6x 3.2 TB SSD

6x 3.2 TB SSD

12x 3.2 TB SSD

SMPTE ST 2110*

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Inter-server streaming (ClipNet)

Dual 10 Gb Fiber or 

Dual 10 Gb Copper

Dual 10 Gb Fiber or 

Dual 10 Gb Copper

Dual 10 Gb Fiber or 

Dual 10 Gb Copper

Dual 10 Gb Fiber or 

Dual 10 Gb Copper

I/O boards**

(up to 2 per server)

1

1

2

2

Codec modules per I/O board**

(up to 4 per I/O board)

1

2

2

4

Bundles

SQ2K-EXPRESS server

SQ2K-EXPRESS 2 server

SQ2K-PRO server

SQ2K-ELITE server

Ordering code

SQ2K-EXP-PKG

SQ2K-EXP2-PKG

SQ2K-PRO-PKG

SQ2K-ELITE-PKG

ISA Manager (Dell turnkey)
1 required per system

Included

Included

Included

Included

*Check for availability ** Check for supported configurations

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DATASHEETS

sQ 2000 Series Media Servers

sQ 2000 is the next-generation hardware server platform for studio, news and sports applications. sQ 2000 is an ultra high-density video server that offers up to 12 UHD/24 3G/HD channels in 3 RU, and is also at the heart of the new LiveTouch slow-motion and instant replay system. As it is based on a real-time operating system with a robust and reliable design, the sQ 2000 series of servers can deliver sustained multiyear 24x7 operation for high-pressure fast-turnaround workflows.

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