Omneon's MEDIA SERVER SYSTEM
is comprised of network interfaces, disc-based storage subsystems and
system software. These modular components attach to the network. They
manage data storage (MEDIADIRECTOR and STORE), and handle the
of external devices to the network (MEDIAPORT). The network handles
both isochronous audio/video channels and asynchronous data
simultaneously, and is highly scalable via optical fiber.
The Omneon MediaDirector is a sophisticated disc controller,
file system and Hi-Speed I/O gateway. The MediaDirector is attached to
the Hi-Speed bus and manages the recording and retrieval of data to and
from the Omneon MediaStore.
There are two
available, depending on each user's projected need for bandwidth,
storage capacity, and I/O ports.
planner will be
able to assist in your selection of
- the MCP-2001
- the MCP-2101
series MSC-4000 is the storage component of Omneon's Media Server
System, using a Fibre Channel disk array housed in a compact three RU
chassis. Drives within the MediaStore are linked on Fibre Channel
Arbitrated Loops (FC-AL). Hi-speed architectures enable multiple
MediaStores to be connected, allowing economical systems to be
configured for your needs of today, with expandability for your needs
MediaStore MSC 4400 provides reliable, high-performance storage in the
smallest space possible. The four-bay single rack-unit design supports
438 GB in a 3+1 RAID configuration. The MSC 4400 features hot-swappable
drives and redundant hot-swappable power supplies with integrated fans
to maximize uptime and protect data.
is media-format independent, allowing MPEG, DV, popular compressed HD
formats, AES, ITU-601 and associated data files to co-exist in the same
The Omneon MediaPorts provide I/O interfaces to the MediaDirector for
standard video streams. There are MediaPort versions suitable for all
standard video formats, such as MPEG at various bit rates and GOP
structures, DV at 25 and 50 Mbits per second, AES audio, compressed
high-definition signals, and uncompressed ITU-601 signals. The
MediaPort also supports RS-422 control, timecode and an Ethernet port
for control, data and file transfers.
- the MediaPort MIP-1001a for DV
- the MediaPort MIP-1002 for SDI or
- the MediaPort MIP-1003a for DV
or MPEG plus
- the MediaPort MIP-1005 for DVB or
- the MediaPort MIP-1010a for IMX
flavors of DV or MPEG
Now new series of
and HD MediaPorts are available.
The Omneon Manager handles network management functions for an Omneon
Media Server System. This includes configuration, connection, security,
fault and performance management:
- Configuration management deals with
network topology, the “state” of the network, device names,
connections, bandwidth, and other related network configuration tasks.
- Security management governs rights and
permissions regarding network resources.
- Fault management handles detection and
correction of network problems through
processes and diagnostic testing.
The Media Server System Manager also manages the configuration of
external control protocols such as VDCP and native Omneon API functions.