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TSS 4400 & 4200

TSS-4400 puts 4 bi-directional (record or playout) channels all in a small 1U form factor.   Recording in common file formats for easy transfer for editing or archiving as well as capturing closed caption data and other ancillary data.

In addition, the TSS-4400 contains the same great standard feature set as all other TSS servers.

TSS 4400 & 4200

diagram4 Channel HD & SD
Record up to 4 channels simultaneously
In common file formats for easy editing

Technical Specification


  • Record and play in 720p, 1080i or SD on any channel
  • Various standard codec and file formats are accepted for playout, such as H.264 or MPEG-2 in .mxf, .mp4, .mpg or .mov containers.
  • Independently configure each output to broadcast in 720p, 1080i or SD
  • Perform jog and shuttle for rapid movement within a clip
  • Smooth slow motion playout
  • 16 channels of embedded audio per video channel
  • Configurable for 29.97/59.94 or 25/50
  • High quality 10 bit video and 24 bit audio support


  • Redundant cooling and power
  • Redundant RAID 5 storage
  • Linux based operating system


  • HD-SDI, SD-SDI compatibility
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Serial port control for each channel via the VDCP or Odetics protocols for use with automation or remote controls
  • Independent GPI inputs and outputs (12 each) for external triggering or control


  • Automatic conversion plays SD and HD files back-to-back
  • Local software GUI
  • Remote control from a PC
  • Record & playlisting

TSS -4400 & 4200 Standard Features

  • 4 Channels, 4 Record or Playout – TSS -4400
  • 4 Channels, 2 Record/Playout and 2 Playout – TSS – 4200
  • 1U, Chassis Form Factor
  • 16 Channels Embedded Audio
  • H.264 and MPEG2 Encoding / Decoding
  • Automatic Up/Down/Cross Conversion of HD or SD content
  • Remote Control From PC’s via Ethernet
  • Redundant Power / Cooling

Reliability and Ease of Operation

360 Systems’ constantly strives to produce products that provide more for less.  Customers have asked for multi channel recording for years and the TSS-4400 delivers this without sacrificing features.   With high channels counts in a small 1U chassis, the TSS-4400 is an affordable choice.

In addition, the TSS-4200 delivers 2 bi-directional channels and 2 playout channels at an even lower cost per channel.

– Flexibility, Reliability, Simplicity… at an affordable price.

 TSS Applications

  • Budget conscious broadcasters
    requiring multiple channels
  • Broadcast trucks
  • Backup systems
  • Public broadcasting
  • Government meetings
  • Education
  • Stadiums
  • Record and store
  • Video insertion
  • Production
Video Input 4 Channels (2 Channels on 4200)
Video Outputs 4 Channels
Simultaneous video streams 4 total in any configuration of record or playout.

(For the TSS-4200, 2 record and 2 playout,1 record and 3 playout or 4 playout)

HD Input/Output HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M), SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M)
Video Format 1080i at 29.97 or 25 Hz; 720p at 59.94 or 50 fps; 525/60 NTSC; 625/50 PAL
Encoding Format H.264 or MPEG2
HS/SD Scaling Up, Down, and Cross Conversion of Any File Format to Selected Output
Jog/Shuttle Zero to 128X, forward/reverse
Slow Motion Play with audio Zero to +/- 2X, forward/reverse
Frame Accuracy Frame accurate play, pause and stop
Genlock Input Blackburst or tri-level
Ancillary Data HD – 608/708 in VANC; SD – Line 21 VBI
AUDIO INPUTS / OUTPUTS (per video channel)
SDI Embedded Audio 16 channels
Disk Storage System SATA array, four – 1 or 2 Terabyte drives, Hardware RAID 5 controller
Total Capacity 8 Terabytes (4 Terabytes standard model)
Drive Replacement Hot Swappable, removable from behind front panel
Networking Gigabit Ethernet
Serial Control VDCP or Odetics protocols, 9-pin on CXP-5 module (optional).
GPI Control 12 Inputs, Outputs, Programmable on CXP-5 module (optional)
Fault Monitoring LEDs Front Panel LEDs, power, system, network
Fault Monitoring Output GPI output, open collector
Software Updates USB
Power Supply Dual Redundant, 100-250V – 50/60 Hz. 750W, rear panel plug-in
Cooling Redundant fans
Chassis 1-RU x 19” Rack, Weight: approx 45 lb. (22 kg)
CXP-5 Serial and GPI control module. 1 RU (optional)