- 2015

Meet the new 2x2plus at InfoComm 2015

Meet the new 2x2plus at InfoComm 2015

disguise will introduce its 2×2plus media server as part of their brand new plus range product range at InfoComm 2015, June 13-19, in the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando. The company will also show their existing pro range of media servers, the 4×4pro and 4×2pro, in booth #5890.

The new 2×2plus is designed for small events, theatre productions, fixed and architectural installations where fewer outputs are needed but the full power, flexibility and performance of disguise are absolute requirements. Although it does not include the pro range features required for massive shows, the 2×2plus is a powerful machine that comes with the same award-winning suite of designer software pre-installed.

The 2×2plus plays back up to 8 layers of HD video (DXV or HAP codecs) or up to 2 layers of uncompressed HD video (QT Animation codec) with canvas sizes up to 16K pixels. It can simultaneously run up to 256 Universes of Art-Net and KiNet, receive motion control information, and map content in real time.

The new media server can Push Every Pixel™ of its two 2560×1600 outputs; an extra output is reserved for the GUI. Push Every Pixel is disguise’s benchmark for the playback power needed by video professionals everywhere. It means that a machine should have enough power to fill every physical pixel of its outputs with 2 simultaneous layers of content.

The 2×2plus is available as a base unit. Factory-fitted options include 3G-SDI, DVI capture and Pro-Audio.

Also on display in the disguise booth will be the 4×4pro, the flagship of the pro range of media servers with enough power to Push Every Pixel over 4 4K or 16 HD outputs. The 4×4pro makes big shows easy: one rugged unit can replace four conventional media servers with four outputs each. That means less cost, complexity, set up time and rack space and more control whether users are in a theater, arena or stadium.

The 4×4pro can play up to 32 layers of DXV/HAP content, split up as desired, with canvas sizes up to 16K pixels across. It also supports the high-fidelity HAP-Q codec and can play up to 8 HD layers of lossless QT Animation.

The unit accepts 4 channels of HD-SDI or 2 channels of 3G-SDI with just 50 msec latency. Twin 10Gbit/sec Ethernet connections enable users to transfer huge files in minutes rather than hours.

To futureproof the 4×4pro as the industry moves from HD signal flows to 4K, the media server is designed to accept the user-replaceable Video Format Conversion (VFC) output card. An industry first, VFC cards have been developed by disguise and will be released as new signal standards gain popularity. Users will simply slot in the appropriate card to meet their show needs. The first available VFC card is Quad DVI, providing 16 outputs from one 4×4pro system; with DisplayPort 1.2 being the standard signal the 4×4pro is shipped with.

Additionally, disguise will show the 4×2pro, a reliable, robust 4U system ideal for concert tours, theater and mid-sized projection events. The 4×2pro updates the popular 4U v2.5 with the same custom case, low-latency video capture, genlock and lockable connectors as the 4×4pro.

Featuring 4 2K outputs, the 4×2pro can Push Every Pixel, playing up to 16 layers of HD video (DXV/HAP codecs) and up to 4 layers of uncompressed HD video.