Analog Way Aquilon RS4

Aquilon RS4 is a mission-critical 4K/8K multi-screen presentation system and videowall processor with 24 inputs and 16 outputs, delivering uncompromising presentation experiences to high-end staging and premium system integration. Aquilon RS4 combines industrial grade reliability, unrivaled ease-of-use, versatile 4K digital connectivity, unmatched real-time 10/12-bit 4:4:4 video processing power, best-in-class image quality and pure 4K60p on each input and output with ultra-low latency.

24 Seamless Inputs

  • 24 seamless 4K60p inputs via 6 pre-installed input connector cards:
    • 12x HDMI 2.0 (18 Gbps bandwidth allowing up to 4K60p 8-bit 4:4:4 or up to 4K60p 12-bit 4:2:2 or up to 4K30p 12-bit 4:4:4)
    • 8x DisplayPort 1.2 (21.6Gbps bandwidth allowing up to 4K60p 10-bit 4:4:4 or up to 4K60p 12-bit 4:2:2)
    • 4x 12G-SDI (up to 4K60p 10-bit 4:2:2) – also compatible with 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI
  • All input connector cards can be field-replaced to accommodate a variety of connectivity arrangements – 3 different input connector cards featuring HDMI2.0, DP1.2 or 12G-SDI
  • Supports 4K60p input as single, double or quad plugs (end 2019)
  • Supports input formats such as 8192×1080@60p or 1080×8192@60p (aka “8k x 1k”) on a single connector
  • Connector status LEDs for easy troubleshooting

2 Dedicated Multiviewer Outputs

  • 2 dedicated HDMI 2.0 outputs configurable as up 2x 4K30p or up to 2x 2560×1440@60p or 1x 4K60p
  • 24 resizable widgets on each output
  • Customizable layouts with 50 memories
  • Monitor inputs, still images and screens (Program and Preview)
  • Built-in clocks, countdown and timers

Flexible Screens and Layers Management

  • Outputs configurable as single screens or edge-blended widescreens
  • Up to 16x Dual/2K60p program outputs or up to 12x 4K60p program outputs
  • Flexible layer management: each screen gets dedicated layers of various sizes (2K, 4K …) using common-pool layer resources
  • Any unused output configurable as a scaled auxiliary 4K60p output to display any input or screen (1:1 or scaled)
  • 1000 user definable screen presets and 500 master presets to easily recall looks on all the screens and auxiliary outputs

Ultra-low latency 10 and 12-bit processing

  • Based on Analog Way exclusive 5th generation scaling engine
  • Extremely low latency, as low as 1 frame in proper configuration
  • 120 Megapixels throughput at 10 bits 4:4:4 @60Hz on Program, without restricting Preview or Multiviewer
  • HDR compliant with HDR10 and HLG (end 2019)
  • Advanced motion compensation deinterlacing
  • BT.601; BT.709; BT.2020; BT.2100 color spaces
  • Compatible with HDCP 1.4. Compatible with HDCP 2.2 (end 2019)

Advanced Video Effects

  • True A/B Mix
  • Misc. layer border effects/colors and separate shadow
  • Transitions: Cut, Fade, Slide, Wipe, Circle, Stretch, Depth, Flying layer movement with programmable paths
  • Layer effects: Background Cut, Transparency, Luma/Chroma Key, DSK, H&V Flip, Cut and Fill
  • Colors effects: B&W, Negative, Sepia and Solarize

Simple Setup and Advanced Control

  • Web RCS: embedded intuitive drag and drop HTML5-based interface
  • Live video thumbnails shown on GUI
  • Multi operator real-time collaboration
  • Multi-language support
  • AW VideoCompositor: Premium drag & drop Crestron® GUI
  • Shot Box2/Control Box2: Cost effective control solutions
  • Simple REST API (HTTP & TCP) and advanced TCP protocol based on JSON
  • AMX/Crestron drivers
  • New controller (end 2019)

16 Active Outputs

  • 16 active 4K60p outputs via 4 pre-installed output connector cards:
    • 16x HDMI 2.0 (18 Gbps bandwidth allowing up to 4K60p 8-bit 4:4:4 or up to 4K60p 12-bit 4:2:2 or up to 4K30p 12-bit 4:4:4)
  • All output connector cards can be field-replaced to accommodate a variety of connectivity arrangements – 3 different output connector cards featuring HDMI2.0, DP1.2 or 12G-SDI
  • Supports 4K60p output as single, double or quad plugs
  • Supports custom output formats such as 8192×1080@60p or 1080×8192@60p (aka “8k x 1k”) on a single connector
  • Connector status LEDs for easy troubleshooting

Native Dante™ Audio networking

  • Audio de-embedding/embedding on every input & output (raw audio)
  • De-embedded audio channels can be routed directly to the Dante™ network using onboard Dante™ card
  • Audio channels from external Dante™ audio processor can be re-embedded for sending to display, streaming or recording device
  • 64×64 Dante™ channels @48 kHz or 32×32 Dante™ channels @96 kHz
  • Dual redundancy Ethernet ports – AES67 support

Up to 24x 4K60p Layers

  • Supports mixing layers (true seamless transitions) and split layers (cut transitions)
  • Up to 12x 4K60p or 24x Dual/2K60p mixing layers (24x 4K60p or 48x Dual/2K60p split layers)
  • Layer source can be a live input, a still image (or a screen for split layers)
  • Each output has an unscaled background mixer supporting seamless transitions
  • Background source can be still image or live source

Creative Display Configurations

  • Supports any combination of single-screen or widescreen applications
  • Ability to place the program outputs anywhere on an almost limitless video canvas space for special LED wall applications
  • Custom output formats for non-standard display applications
  • Independent resolution and rate on all outputs
  • Rotation capability in increments of 90°
  • Area of Interest option to customize active areas of outputs
  • Advanced pixel pitch management & bezel compensation

24 Concurrent 4K Still Images

  • 24x 4K or 48x 2K concurrent still images – fully resizable
  • Still images support alpha-channel
  • Still image library with 100 memories
  • Multi-file download/upload via Web RCS
  • Capture from live inputs

Other Features

  • Highly ruggedized chassis with cleanable air filter
  • Hot-swappable redundant power supplies
  • Quiet: 49dB average noise at 1m when ambient temperature is less than 32°C/90°F
  • Dedicated BNC with loop out for Framelock, blackburst and tri-level sync
  • EDID management on every input and output
  • Backup and restore functions
  • Tally/GPI-O
  • Fully functional simulator for offline configuration and practice (end 2019)
  • Expansion via simple linking possible (future hardware upgrade)

Two Solutions, Endless Possibilities!

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