d3 launches 2x4pro media server

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The 2×4pro marks the evolution of the Pro Range, hitting the technical requirements for the everyday show or project. It also supports d3's VFC cards enabling users to join the d3 community with a Pro product to drive up to 8 outputs.

Like the flagship 4x4pro, the 2x4pro supports d3’s popular VFC (Video Format Conversion) which future proof the system as the industry migrates to 4K. Of course, it will also carry our Push Every Pixel TM in power.

The 2x4pro media server, like the flagship 4×4pro, supports d3’s popular interchangeable VFC (Video Format Conversion) cards, enabling users to drive up to 8 outputs as DVI, 3G-SDI or two DP1.2 from a single d3 2×4pro, which future proof the system as the industry continues to rapidly evolve.

“The 2×4pro is the natural evolution for our Pro range of servers,” says Sarah Cox, d3’s Regional Sales Manager EMEA. “It enables customers to join the d3 community or extend their d3 server portfolio, with a Pro product scalable up to 8 outputs. With the 2×4pro our customers will also be able to capitalise on their Video Format Conversion card investments with a product that hits the technical requirements for the everyday show or project.”

d3’s Product Development Engineer, Thyge Haarberg, adds,”the 2×4pro features a refined chassis with the same rugged connectors to be expected from d3s pro range servers. The system has decoupled sensitive components with a floating internal chassis and a new ruggedized VFC backplane offers increased stiffness and reliability.” The new server also features a dual 10Gbit/s media network and 2TB of ultra fast solid-state storage.

“The VFC cards give our customers the flexibility to use mixed signal types and mixed resolutions from the same hardware while experiencing extremely low latency when compared to other market solutions for splitting 4K,” notes Lars Paape, d3’s Product Development Manager. “The 2×4pro enables customers to Push Every Pixel with two VFC card slots. As part of extensive testing and pre-launch program the 2×4pro has already been road tested on shows in the USA and Europe.”

The d3 team will be delivering an exclusive introductory demo of the d3 2×4pro at ISE, in Amsterdam this February. If you’re attending the event, visit d3 Technologies in Hall 8, Stand H312.

The d3 2×4pro ships standard with 2x DP1.2 output cards and can be upgraded to DVI or 3G-SDI.

Key features

  • Drive two 4K outputs, or 8 HD outputs​
  • Play 4 4K content layers (DXV/ HAP)
  • Play 4 HD lossless content layers (QT Anim)
  • Codecs: DXV, HAP, HAP-Q, PJPEG, QT Anim
  • Up to 16K pixels content canvas size
  • Quad HD-SDI capture, 50 msec latency
  • Dual 10Gbits/sec ethernet (20 times faster content transfer)
  • Replaceable video output cards
  • Decoupled internals / Floating internals