Ross Certifies SNS EVO for XPression

Ross Video Certified SAN + NAS Solution for XPression Motion Graphics System

The EVO shared storage server offers large scale high-performance for Ross XPression real-time motion graphics systems.

EVO gives professional media creation teams total flexibility with built-in SAN and NAS, more connectivity, more storage capacity, enhanced features like LDAP/AD integration, automatic project file locking, project/bin sharing, RAID 5/6, XML exports, and remote monitoring and setup.

XPression-EVO-storageUsing EVO with XPression unlocks a streamlined workflow and offers redundant configurations, which are particularly important for broadcast. EVO handles multiple sources in the file creation/post environment for source redundancy. Multiple EVO systems can be used for storage redundancy, and multiple XPression systems can access the same file for playout redundancy. Further, EVO is available with flexible port configurations for network path redundancy.

The XPression-certified EVO storage solution provides direct-attached Gigabit Ethernet and 10GbE connections from XPression to EVO with performance that enables a more streamlined workflow between creative service workgroups and playout — scalable all the way to multi-channel enterprise environments.

EVO and XPression — Highlighted Benefits

  1. EVO provides an accelerated operational link between creative services and live production broadcast.
  2. EVO supports 4 playout streams per GbE-connected XPression.
  3. XPression can record baseband HD-SDI video directly to EVO.
  4. EVO supports up to 28 direct-connect XPression engines via GbE for enterprise scalability.
  5. Multiple XPression systems can access the same files concurrently for playout redundancy.

“As we continue to diversify XPression solutions, finding a high quality storage partner was an important step to meet the needs of media organizations requiring real-time graphics. SNS storage systems and tools are a natural extension to production workflows by offering the necessary flexibility and performance for fast access and high availability with media assets.”

– Patrick Twomey, Director of Marketing Product Management for XPression, Ross Video

The Ross XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics System provides users with the power, simplicity, and affordability that they’ve been wanting for years. Built to create high-end 3D graphics and animations, XPression also fully supports existing 2D workflows that use still images and rendered animation clips. XPression is perfect for almost any application with multiple editions and comprehensive workflow tools that make it the most scalable solution on the market.

Ross XPression EVO Diagram


Network Storage Solutions for Any Size Workgroup

EVO works with Ross XPression and professional NLE applications like FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, and DaVinci Resolve.

There’s an EVO for every team regardless of its size: the EVO Prodigy for smaller, more mobile teams, the EVO 8 Bay for workgroups up to ten users who need high-performance with lots of connectivity at an affordable price, and the EVO 16 Bay for the absolute highest performance, connectivity, and scalability. And by offering a selection of capacity and connectivity options, EVO is flexible enough to handle those extra requirements that make your environment unique.



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