Quantel debuts improved sQ servers

Quantel is releasing a new range of lower cost servers for fast-turnaround news and sports production. Part of the Enterprise sQ range the new servers offer three times the storage capacity in two thirds of the space over Quantel’s existing sQ400 and 800 servers.

Fully compatible with existing Enterprise sQ systems, current customers can expand and upgrade their systems to the latest release rather than face complete system replacement.

Disk bandwidth is more than doubled, supporting more editors and file I/O on each server; browse copies of media are created at 2-3x realtime for faster access to content; DSP codec technology enables support for future formats; dual 10 gigabit Ethernet enhances network connectivity and bandwidth. It also sports 3G SDI and 16 channels of audio.

Quantel executive chairman and CEO, Ray Cross is quoted as saying: "The sQ1200 and sQ1800 servers provide a platform that will enable fast-turnaround production facilities to continue to meet the ever more demanding requirements of broadcasters as they fight to be first with the story. The affordability of the new servers is not only the result of Moore's Law, but also the major investment we have recently made in our manufacturing facility, which enables us quite simply to deliver more for less."

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