Axon Media Server


The Axon Media Server, powered by the award-winning DL.3 graphics engine, provides you with all the cutting edge functions of the DL.3 fixtures including Collage Generator and Curved Surface Support—with the flexibility of choosing your own output device. Axon can feed video to Digital Lights, LED panels or large format projectors.


It’s the flexible solution for those who already have their own video display device, and want a world of unlimited image possibilities.


Axon ships with more than 1,400 stock media clips and has 200 folders for custom media clips.


Stock Content is locked down using the XP Embedded Operating System. That means all stock content is protected and consistent among all units. The XP Embedded O/S also protects Axon from drive corruption and O/S degradation over time. With the on-board content management software, you are able to move and manage the local media as well as any Axon, DL.3, or DL.2 on the local area network.


Axon media servers use the same graphics engine DMX protocol as DL.3 and DL.2 fixtures(a HUGE bonus when programming)—they operate the same way from a DMX console or via Art-Net.

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Axon media servers include dual HD-SDI inputs and support a wide range of display resolutions.

Collage™ software feature: Collage Generator™

This patent-pending feature allows multiple media servers to create seamless vertical, horizontal or central panoramic media projections controlled from a lighting console. Collage software also provides a method for increasing effective screen luminance.


Use Axon at the Front of House area to preview content and programming for your show. Use it to pre-program DL.3/DL.2 fixtures. Connect another live video source (camera, DVD player) to Axon using HD-SDI or S-Video input. So many ways to deliver!

System

  • Axon software based on Windows XP and DirectX technology
  • Powerful Content Management and Configuration software can remotely manage multiple Axon and DL.3 fixtures
  • Supports importing of custom content including: 3D objects, media files, still images.
  • DMX512 and Art-Net support
  • Remote software upgrade capability
  • Royalty-free stock digital art collection featuring more than 1,400 lighting-optimized files including seven new content providers and three new High End Systems stock content folders
  • Dual HD-SDI, and S-Video connections accept a wide range of media device inputs
  • Output resolution up to 2560x1600

Graphics Engine

  • Simultaneous playback of nine discrete media streams on separate 2D/3D objects
  • 36 object parameters give you graphic controls for each individual media stream including:
    • a choice of multiple play modes and play speeds
    • the ability to define any segment of a video loop including Scrub capability
    • multiple color mixing and visual effects that can be combined any way you choose
    • variable opacity to allow for crossfading or dissolves between media streams
    • full control of image rotation, positioning and scaling on X,Y and Z axes
    • visual modes that let you control brightness and contrast to optimize content
    • video input you can apply to 2D/3D objects
  • 52 global parameters provide graphic controls to the composite image created by up to 9 media streams
    • intensity overlays the opacity control to provide system-wide intensity level
    • overall image color mixing applied to composite media stream image
    • color effects including edge colors allow for combined image color mixing
    • multiple mask selections with edge fading and strobe effects
    • Chroma Key effects to layer any content by keying on any colormix to make transparent
    • edge fading for creating montages
    • keystone correction on output projection
    • digital shutters on output projection 
    • viewpoint controls provide ability to change viewing angle/perspective on images
  • Multiple modes for synchronizing all networked Axon and DL.3 fixtures

Content Management Application (CMA)

  • Windows Compatible
  • Communicates with Axons, DL.2 and DL.3 fixtures over an Ethernet network
  • Uploads and downloads custom digital content to DL.3 fixtures
  • Configures DL.3 fixtures with remote control of all menu commands


COLLAGE GENERATOR
This software feature for Axon, DL.3 and DL.2 has been improved to offer a bigger picture with sharper images and a resolution greater than a High Definition resolution. High End has substantially increased available resolution by 4x from the previous version. Collage Generator now supports any configuration up to 8x16 arrays. Make a horizontal, vertical or central panoramic projection and increase effective screen luminance. Most panoramas can be configured in under 25 minutes.


CURVED SURFACE SUPPORT
Corrects for shape distortions when projecting onto surfaces that are not flat.
• Project Axon onto convex or concave cylinders, angular screens, spheres and disk-shaped surfaces.
• Control the amount of correction needed, as well as control the vertical and horizontal center points of the image.


HARDWARE

  • 3U standard rack mount
  • Powered by an Intel Core i7-3770 3.9 Ghz processor and an ATI HD5770 Graphics Processor
  • Gigabit Ethernet for fast content uploading and multiple fixture synchronization
  • Dual HD-SDI Inputs


DIMENSIONS

  • 18.3" x 3.5" x 20.8"
    (65 mm x 89 mm x 528 mm)
  • Weight: 33 lbs. (15 kg)

* Specifications subject to change without notice. Certain specifications may be the result of future software releases.

* One year product warranty and technical support

High End Systems products are protected by one or more patents listed below and/or subject to one or more pending patents.
For patent information please go to www.highend.com/patents.asp

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