Sonnet and Softron Media Services Team Up to Demonstrate Four-Channel HD-SDI Output on a Mac(R) mini

Date: 11/04/2012

At the 2012 NAB Show in booth SL9007, Softron Media Services will demonstrate four-channel HD-SDI output on a Mac(R) mini desktop computer using Sonnet's xMac(TM) mini Server and Blackmagic Design's DeckLink Quad video card, and running Softron's OnTheAir Node playout software.

"OnTheAir Node is the best way to output multiple channels of video on a Mac, but until now the only way to deliver multiple channels was to use a Mac Pro(R) -- and a major drawback to the Mac Pro is the large amount of space it occupies in a machine room rack," said Pierre Chevalier, technical director for Softron Media Services. "With Sonnet's xMac mini Server, we can now output up to four channels of HD-SDI video using a Mac mini, a space-saving and cost-effective option. The xMac mini Server, coupled with our software, is an ideal solution for any broadcaster looking for two-channel redundancy, A/B roll output, or four different channels of HD-SDI video, depending on the configuration."
 
Sonnet's xMac mini Server is a 1U rackmount for the Mac mini that adds PCIe expansion via Thunderbolt(TM) technology. The xMac mini Server mounts a Mac mini inside a specially designed enclosure that also contains two x4 mode PCIe 2.0 slots and a 100W power supply. This system enables users to plug two PCIe adapter cards (one half-length and one full-length) into slots connected to the Mac mini through a Thunderbolt cable while also providing a second port for the daisy-chain connection of additional Thunderbolt peripherals.
 
Together, the OnTheAir Node with OnTheAir Manager comprise the centerpiece of Softron's client/server OnTheAir Suite, enabling users to manage multiple schedules for multiple TV channel outputs from any computer on a network. OnTheAir Node is an output server that runs seamlessly on the Mac using video cards or devices such as the DeckLink Quad from Blackmagic Design. OnTheAir Manager is a unique and powerful scheduling application that allows the user to program single or multiple channels for television broadcast with a calendar-like GUI. For the NAB demonstration, OnTheAir Node provides the server software for each of the four HD-SDI outputs, and OnTheAir Manager is the client software that schedules the video to be output on each channel.
 
"Until now, multiple video channel output was only possible on an Apple Mac Pro because of the need to install either a single multi-port video card or multiple video cards into a workstation," said Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing at Sonnet Technologies. "Now, multiple video channel output can be achieved simply by installing a Mac mini into our xMac mini Server, installing a Blackmagic DeckLink Quad card into its internal expansion slot, and activating the required number of OnTheAir Node licenses on the system to deliver up to four HD channel outputs from a single 1U rackmountable server."
 
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