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MAXX-2420EX Video Server
360 Systems MAXX-2420-EX
4-Channel Broadcast Server

300 Hours of Storage  •  Small Size  •  Smart Economics

The 2420-EX Delivers More
360 Systems' High Definition 2420-EX sets a new standard among broadcast servers. Now, get four video channels, up to 16 Terabytes of storage, and a full set of server tools, all in a compact, two rack-space design.
  Large-Scale Performance for Mid Markets.
More than 3,000 360 Systems video servers deliver content across America and the world.
  Four High Definition Channels
The 2420-EX can play four HD video streams at once, or it can record two and play two others—and simultaneously ingest content via Ethernet. It's also a graphics store with linked key-and-fill capability. Standard features include HD-SDI video I/O with frame sync, so it can handle wild sources like tape, cameras and satellite feeds. Audio formats include embedded audio, and options for AES/EBU or balanced +4 analog.

JPEG 2000 Quality Imaging
When image quality has to be high and cost manageable, JPEG 2000 is a first choice. Its wavelet-based coding is a leading format for new cameras and production, with an I-frame structure that makes editing easy. JPEG 2000 is a growing standard for sports, and the sole format in digital cinema.

360 Systems offers JPEG-2000 at bandwidths to suit every level of image quality.

  Managing Today's Workflows
The 2420-EX supports file-based work-flow over Gigabit Ethernet, using affordable, real-time transcoding from Ipera and Telestream. It’s file compatible with Grass Valley’s Edius® NLE, with Infinity JPEG 2000 MXF. The 2420-EX is well suited as a play-to-air server, as a cache for satellite ingest, a graphics store, and in remote trucks for sports. It operates with VDCP automation and Odetics controllers.
Many Servers Look Alike. Here's What MAXX-2420-EX Delivers
    • 2 HD-SDI Inputs
• 4 HD-SDI Outputs
• 4 CVBS Monitor Outputs*
• 32 channels Embedded Audio
• 32 channels AES/EBU Audio*
• 32 Channels +4 Analog Audio*
• 4 Serial Control Inputs
• VDCP, BVW, Odetics protocols
• 12 GPI Inputs (programmable)
• 12 GPI Outputs (programmable)
• 150 hours storage (Optional 300 hours)
• RAID-6 server-grade SATA drives
• File Transfer via Gigabit Ethernet
• 4-Channel Graphic User Interface
• Remote Workstation Software
• Advanced Playlisting Software
• File Trimming/Segmenting
• Key-and-Fill Playback
• Slow-Motion Playback
• Redundant Power* and Cooling
• Program logging
• Fault Monitoring
*optional component
The MAXX-2420-EX Feature Set
  Tools for Broadcast and Pro AV
The MAXX-2420-EX includes a big package of production, playout, and management features as standard equipment. An easy-to-use Graphic User Interface with VTR-style buttons gives access to each channel for manual control. Included are head and tail marking, trimming and segmenting.
  Advanced Playlisting Included
360 Systems' Advanced Playlisting software builds rundowns of any length, with full drag-and-drop editing, plus pause, skip and hold control. Playlists can run simultaneously on each of the four server outputs, and can be created or edited from workstations anywhere in the building. For many applications, MAXX's playlisting is all that's needed to get to air.

Crystal Clear Audio for High Definition

For surround sound, eight audio channels are available with each video stream. Embedded audio is standard, while optional multi-channel I/O modules provide a choice of analog or digital outputs. Choose the DXP-1 for eight channels of AES/EBU digital audio (per video input and output channel), or the AXP-3 and AXP-4 for four (or eight) channels of +4 dBu balanced analog audio. XLR connectors makes interfacing with existing equipment easy.

360 Systems' long experience in professional audio provides outstanding quality, 24-bit words, gold XLR connectors, and selectable sample-rate conversion for wild AES/EBU sources. Of course, compressed files like Dolby-E® or AC-3 pass transparently with our exclusive Bit-for-Bit technology®.



• 16 Inputs, 32 Outputs
• Embedded Audio



DXP-1 Module

• 16 Inputs, 32 Outputs

• AES/EBU Digital Audio

• Redundant Audio Power


AXP-3 Module

• 8 Inputs, 16 Outputs per module.

• Analog Audio, +4 Balanced

• Redundant Audio Power

An Exceptional Value for Every Broadcast & Pro A/V Market
Excellent Picture Quality  •  High Reliability  •  Smart Economics

Smooth Integration with Leading Broadcast Equipment
360 Systems' servers are on air with every major automation system. Choose from market leaders like Crispin, Harris, Nverzion and Sundance. Overseas, it's Ibis, Pebble Beach ProBel, Ninsight, Hardata, Aveco, and more. So pick your system with confidence;

MAXX-2420-EX will work exactly as you expect.

The MAXX-2420-EX also plays video or graphics in perfect sync, and is plug-and-play compatible with commands from Ross and Echolab video switchers.

Precise slow-motion, forward and reverse, is a strong point with the 2420-EX—perfect for analyzing and replaying sports events. Now it's possible to capture a segment, trim and review at any speed. The 2420-EX works with most desktop slow-mo controllers.

Instant Replay for sports, entertainment, and news is available now at low cost. The 2420-EX works seamlessly with all popular controllers, and even accepts 12 GPI commands from switchers or push-button panels.

A Modern Design for Fault Tolerance
Every part of a 360 Systems server has been designed for reliability. The 16-Terabyte storage array incorporates fault tolerant RAID technology, which spreads content across all drives for a high level of security. The loss of a drive has minimal effect on the server's performance. We use only server-grade drives, providing 300 hours of program storage and near-lossless image quality.

An optional redundant power supply offers an added layer of protection, and is easily replaced from the back. Quiet, forced-air cooling uses conservatively rated fans, and a sophisticated alarm system reports any event needing attention.


MAXX-2420-EX Applications
• Program storage / Play-to-air
• Satellite cache
• Slow-Motion playout
• Instant Replay of sporting events
• File exchange with NLEs
• Key-and-Fill playout
• Multi- screen projection displays
• Corporate & Educational Displays
• Theme parks and attractions
• Remote workstations for Ingest, Trim, Playlisting


PDF Download
Download MAXX-2420-EX Brochure
Download MAXX-2420-EX Operations Manual

Ipera Transcoding Download Ipera Transcoding Brochure


Two record channels
Four HD-SDI outputs

Four SD monitoring outputs*
Fault-tolerant RAID-5 protection of stored content
Up to 300 hours of storage @ 80 Mb/sec
Redundant power* and cooling
Includes trimming, segmenting, and playlisting tools, plus As-Run logs
Remote workstation software
Slow-motion forward and reverse
File import/export on Gigabit Ethernet
All audio formats: Embedded audio, +4 analog, and AES/EBU digital
8 audio channels per video stream
Full-featured Graphic User Interface
Hot-swap drives with easy access
Industry leader in price and performance

*Optional components



Video Input 2 Channels
Video Outputs 4 Channels
Simultaneous video streams 4 (2 record 2 playout, 1 record 3 playout, or 4 playout)
HD Input/Output HD-SDI, SMPTE 292M, 75Ω BNC
Video Format 1080i at 29.97 or 25 Hz; 720p at 59.94 or 50 fps
Encoding Format JPEG-2000, to 125 Mb/Sec
Jog/Shuttle Zero to 128X, forward/reverse
Slow Motion Play with audio Zero to 1X, reverse; Zero to 2X, forward
Frame Accuracy Frame accurate play, pause and stop
Monitor Outputs Composite video down-scaled from HD in NTSC (525) or PAL (625).
Genlock Input 60 Hz: Blackburst SMPTE 170 M; 50 Hz: ITU-R BT.470; 75W BNC


Ancillary Data Record up to 6 lines of VANC in 1080i or 12 in 720p
LTC Input Two, 75Ω BNC

AUDIO INPUTS / OUTPUTS (per video channel)

SDI Embedded Audio 8 channels – SMPTE 299M
Analog Audio Input, +4 dBu, balanced, XLR-3 connectors 4 Channels with optional AXP-3 I/O panel. 8 Channels with AXP-3 and AXP-4 I/O panel
Digital Audio Input, AES/EBU, XLR-3 connectors 8 Channels with DXP-1 I/O panel.
Bit-for-Bit® data handling Transparent to Dolby®-E, AC-3
Audio coding 48KHz, 24-bit, linear PCM
Frequency response 10 Hz to 20 kHz ± .1 dB
Dynamic Range (analog) 112 dB
Distortion (analog) <.002% THD @ full scale -1 dB


Disk Storage System Serial ATA array, eight - 1 or 2 Terabyte drives, Hardware RAID 5 controller
Total Capacity 16 Terabytes EX model (8 Terabytes HD model)
Drive Replacement Hot Swappable, removable from behind front panel


Networking Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet Transport JPEG-2000 files, Remote GUI control, machine diagnostic files
Serial Control 4, VDCP or Odetics protocols, 9-pin on CXP-1 module (included).
GPI Control 12 Inputs, Outputs, Programmable


Fault Monitoring LEDs Front Panel LEDs, power, genlock, fans, system, RAID
Fault Monitoring Output GPI output, open collector
Software Updates CD-ROM
Power Supply Dual Redundant, 100-250V - 50/60 Hz. 460W, rear panel plug-in
Cooling Redundant slow-speed fans
Chassis 2-RU x 19” Rack, Weight: approx 51 lb. (23 kg)


Model AXP-3 Analog Audio 4 inputs/outputs per video channel, +4 balanced on XLR. Self powered, redundant supplies. Add AXP-4 for 8 analog channels. 2-RU each
Model DXP-1 AES/EBU Audio 8 inputs/outputs per video channel, AES/EBU on XLR. Self powered, redundant supplies. 2 RU
CXP-1 Serial and GPI control module. 1 RU (standard)

2420 EX Rear Panel


MAXX-2420-EX High Definition Video Server
2 video inputs, 4 outputs, 150 hours program storage at 80 Mb/sec. JPEG-2000 record/play at 720p and 1080i, slow-motion capable, embedded audio. Includes CXP-1 Serial Control & GPI module, keyboard, mouse, power cords, operations manual, software CD. 100-250 volts, 50/60 Hz. 3½” x 19” x 18½” [88 mm x 483 mm x 470 mm]. See server options below.
Request Model MAXX-2420-EX


Redundant Power Supply
Provides two, hot swappable power supplies for added fault tolerance.

Request Model RPSU

Increased Storage Capacity
Double the storage capacity from the standard 8-Terabytes (150 hours) to 16-Terabytes (over 300 hours).

Request Model ST-320


CVBS Monitor Outputs
Provides analog monitoring for all four channels.

Request Model CVBS

Four Channel Analog Audio Module
Model AXP-3 provides four +4 dBu balanced analog outputs on XLR-3 connectors for each of four video outputs and two video inputs. Add Model AXP-4 for 4 additional audio channels per video stream. Interconnect cable supplied. Redundant power supplies, 100-250 volts, 50/60 Hz. 3½” x 19” x 5¼” [88 mm x 483 mm x 131 mm]. For use with MAXX-2420-EX server.
Request Model AXP-3

Four Channel Analog Audio Expander Module
Model AXP-4 is designed for tandem use with AXP-3 (above) to provide audio channels 5 through 8 in an 8 channel analog audio system. Provides four +4 dBu balanced analog outputs on XLR-3 connectors for each of four video outputs and two video inputs. Interconnect cable supplied. Redundant power supplies, 100-250 volts, 50/60 Hz. 3½” x 19” x 5¼” [88 mm x 483 mm x 131 mm]. For use with MAXX-2420-EX server.
Request Model AXP-4

Multi-Channel Digital Audio Module
Provides 8 AES/EBU digital outputs on XLR-3 connectors for each of 4 video outputs (32 total) and 2 video inputs (16 total). Interconnect cable supplied. Redundant power supplies, 100-250 volts, 50/60 Hz. 3½” x 19” x 5¼” [88 mm x 483 mm x 131 mm]. For use with MAXX-2420-EX server. Request Model DXP-1


Spare MAXX-2420-EX Drive, 1-TB
360 Systems qualified server-grade 1-TB drive for use in MAXX-2420-EX video server. Highly recommended spare part.
Request Model D-1TB


Spare MAXX-2420-EX Drive, 2-TB
360 Systems qualified server-grade 2-TB drive for use in MAXX-2420-EX video server. Highly recommended spare part.
Request Model D-2TB

Spare Cooling Fan for MAXX-2420-EX
Replacement drive compartment cooling fan for MAXX-2420-EX video server. Recommended spare for servers in remote locations.
Request Model FAN1-2420

Spare Power Supply for MAXX-2420-EX

Replacement plug-in power supply module for redundant MAXX-2420-EX supply. Recommended spare part.
Request Model PWR1-2420

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