Ross Announces Tria Express Duet Production Server
Ross has launched its Tria Express Duet production server. A replacement for the current Tria Express product, Tria Express Duet offers more functionality than the outgoing model at a lower and extremely competitive price point, according to Ross.
Launched in 2016, Tria Express has been a production workhorse that has underpinned many important broadcasts and live events. Over these five years, Ross says it has systematically gathered customer feedback and input into the next generation solution.
Housed in a similar 2RU chassis and built on the same reliable video hardware as its predecessor, Tria Express Duet expands the number of possible video I/O configurations up to 15 channels, providing even greater flexibility. Two software options are available with the hardware:
- The TRIA-XD-2-SW enables two symmetrical record/playout channels.
- The TRIA-XD-4-SW features these same two symmetrical record/playout channels with two additional playout-only channels.
Tria Express Duet also features a built-in multiviewer. In addition, a two-channel Tria Express Duet can be upgraded in future to four-channels (two record/playout with two playout only) via a software license.
Michael Kljucaric, associate product manager for servers at Ross, said: “We believe that Tria Express Duet meets the need for a compact video server with between two and four channels. Fifteen preset channel configurations allow Tria Express Duet to be quickly changed from one operational mode to another, and the added MultiViewer (which can be undocked and moved onto an extended desktop computer display) and highly intuitive user interface make it a delight to use. Combined with powerful standard features such as timecode chase and single-file architecture for fill/key and ISO-2 video content, the Tria Express Duet is the ideal solution for a wide variety of different workflows. And at a price that’s even more accessible than the outgoing product, we really think our customers are going to love this new model.”