Claims World’s Smallest Video Replay System

The Ripley Plus replay server and 8-camera videoReferee system is housed in a standard size control panel. demonstrated what the company calls the world’s smallest video broadcast grade replay server and videoReferee system Ripley Plus in the form factor of the replay controller. The unit supports a 6Rec+6Search+2Play channels configuration, and can work as an 8-channel videoReferee-R video judging system that meets the minimum FIFA requirements for VAR.

“Introduced at last IBC, Ripley has got very warm reception in Europe as an affordable and effective solution for small scale broadcasters who strive for high production quality” - said Michael Gilman, CEO of “Now, we are introducing a new generation of this proven solution – the controller/server combo builds on the success of our Simple R and Jr. products. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for anybody who wants a broadcast quality slow motion instant replay server for sports and video-judging applications.”

The appliance provides simultaneous recording of six HD video inputs, playing two channels with transition effects and searching on all six recorded channels. The maximum capacity of the built-in SSD storage is now up to 133 hours of 100mbit HD video. Despite its ultra-compact form factor, Ripley Plus supports 2x-3x SuperMotion cameras.

A claimed unique feature of is the presence of four SDHC standard memory card slots on the side panel. The cards can be used for export and import of video content, as well as for recording of incoming video signals in H.264 or AVC-Intra 50Mbit. reports that Ripley has been deployed as replay server for multiple fly-away installations in Europe.


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