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MAXX -1200-EX

The EX servers provides great value for HD. It’s no surprise that a high-capacity model of 360 Systems’ MAXX-1200 should follow its acclaimed original. The EX designation establishes a new standard of value among broadcast servers—8 Terabytes of internal storage, three video channels, and a great set of production tools—all this in a compact, low-cost package.

MAXX -1200-EX

  • 3 HD-SDI Outputs
  • 1 HD-SDI Input
  • 8 channels of Embedded Audio*
  • 2 Channels of +4 Balanced Analog Audio*
  • 8 Channels of AES/EBU Audio (Option)*
  • 3 VDCP/BVW/Odetics Serial Control Inputs
  • 6 Programmable GPI Inputs
  • 6 Programmable GPI Outputs
  • 4/8 Terabyte RAID-5 Storage Array
  • Gigabit Ethernet File Transfer
  • Graphic User Interface
  • Slow Motion playback, forward/reverse
  • Remote Workstation Software
  • Advanced Playlisting Software
  • File Trimming Tools
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • FTP transfer Capable
  • Simultaneous Key-and-Fill Playout
  • *per video stream.

Three HD Channels

The 1200-EX can play three high-definition video streams, or it can record one and play two others, while simultaneously ingesting content via Ethernet. It also serves as a graphics store with linked key-and-fill capabilities. Standard features include SDI video I/O with a frame sync feature, so it can handle wild sources like tape, cameras, and satellite feeds. Eight channels of embedded audio and two channels of +4 analog audio are provided for each video stream. Audio easily expands to 24 channels for surround.

Better Images with JPEG 2000

JPEG-2000 has distinguished itself for near-lossless encoding of images and complete freedom from visual artifacts. It’s a better level of high definition image quality, well-suited for production and broadcast. JPEG-2000 is increasingly found in new cameras and transmission channels, and its easy-to-edit “I-frame” format is accepted by professional NLEs such as Grass Valley’s Edius. The 1200-EX operates at a wide range of video rates, making it an excellent choice for production, broadcast, and high-quality projection.

Workflows for the Next Generation

The 1200-EX supports file-based workflows through its fast Gigabit Ethernet link. SDI inputs and outputs, and versatile analog and digital audio options make it a smooth fit for production, broadcast, and Pro AV. Fully compatible with leading automation, the 1200-EX is well suited for play-to-air, caching satellite feeds, key-and-fill graphics, remote trucks, and slow-motion for sports.

  • 1 Record/Play channel and 2 dedicated Play channels.
  • 140 hours internal program storage in 1200-EX model (70 hours in 1200-HD model)
  • Slow-motion playback, forward/reverse
  • Tools for playlisting, precise trimming, and segmenting
  • Remote workstation software
  • Full-featured Graphic User Interface
  • File import/export on Gigabit Ethernet
  • 8-channel embedded audio
  • 2 analog outputs per video channel
  • 24-channel digital audio (option)
  • Key-and-Fill playout
  • Fault-tolerant RAID protection of stored program content; front drive access
  • The industry leader in price and performance


Precise slow-motion—forward and reverse—is just one of the 1200-EX’s strong points. It’s a perfect choice for analyzing and replaying sports events. Now, it’s possible to capture a segment, review it and trim, and have it ready for air in seconds. And all popular desktop slow-mo controllers operate with the 1200-EX.

True Instant Replay is now possible video segments of sports, entertainment and news, at low cost. The 1200-EX works with most multi-button desktop controllers, and accepts GPI commands from switchers and button panels.

Every established VDCP automation system controls the 1200-EX, making it easy to assemble a reliable system for broadcast, cable or educational programming. Three serial ports accept VDCP, Odetics, and BVW protocols.

Secure Mass Storage

360 Systems’ goes to great lengths to protect program content stored on its servers. A RAID-5 disk array spreads parity data across multiple drives, so you stay on-air, even if a drive should fail.

Four server-grade Serial-ATA drives provide high throughput for HD video, and add the redundancy so important to broadcast. New-technology 1- and 2-Terabyte drives are currently employed, conveniently located behind the front panel for fast replacement.

Almost unlimited archival capacity is available with external storage, connected through Gigabit Ethernet.

Only 360 Systems has 40 years in the industry, and more than 30,000 hard disk systems in service around the world. Experience does count.


Video Input 1 Channel
Video Outputs 3 Channels
HD Input/Output HD-SDI, SMPTE 292M
HD Video Formats 1080i at 29.97 or 25 fps; 720p at 59.94 or 50 fps
Video Encoding JPEG-2000, to 125 Mb/Sec
Jog/Shuttle Zero to 255X, forward/reverse
Slow Motion Play with audio Zero to 2X, forward/reverse
Channel Ganging 2 or 3-channel synchronized playback for key & fill or multi-screen display


User selectable VANC Lines 8-22 (cc, video index, etc.)


HD Embedded Audio (per video channel) 8 channels – SMPTE 299M Channels 1 and 2 are also provided on Analog I/O.
Audio Input/Outputs
(per video channel)
2 channels analog audio, +4 dBu
balanced, XLR-3 connectors. (also appears on Embedded audio channels 1 and 2.)
Optional DXP-1 Multi-channel AES/EBU Output Module 8 channels AES/EBU audio input and 8 channels output per video channel(4 AES/EBU pairs), XLR-3 connectors


Disk Storage System 8 Terabyte Serial ATA array EX model (4 TB HD model), 4 drives, hardware RAID-5 controller
Storage time, 80 Mb video 140 hours approx. EX model (70 hours HD model)
Drive Replacement Front panel access
Software upgrades USB Flash Drive


File import/export JPEG-2000 files via FTP
Remote GUI PC w/ Remote Workstation software
As-Run Logs Ethernet transfer
Diagnostics Download of sequential events


Serial Control 3x 9-pin RS-422, supports VDCP, BVW, and Odetics protocols
GPI 6 inputs, 6 open-collector outputs
Genlock Input 59.97 Hz: Blackburst per SMPTE 170M (RS-170A); 50 Hz: ITU-R BT.470
Fault Monitoring LEDs Front Panel LEDs: power, genlock, fans, system, RAID status
Fault Monitoring Output Fault outputs on GPO


Power Supply 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 300 W
Mechanical 2-RU x 19” Rack: 3.5” x 19” x 18.5” (90 x 483 x 470 mm) HWD. Weight 28 lbs (12.7 Kg) net. Optional multi-channel audio modules are 2-RU.