ZEPLAY to showcase transformation of instant replay server at NAB Show, 2019

The ZEPLAY R7 server and controller
The ZEPLAY R7 server and controller


The ZEPLAY instant replay server from ZEPLAY LLC returns to NAB Show 2019 with its design transformation – a 2RU server that translates to a lower upfront cost and reduced ongoing cost of ownership. The new ZEPLAY R7 server design reduces the footprint by half, returning valuable rack-space to customers, while reducing weight and energy consumption.  The redesign eliminates the company’s reliance on multiple storage drive arrays in favour of solid-state drives that accelerate processing and enhance reliability.

“The new ZEPLAY R7 server design takes advantage of the latest improvements in computing power, allowing us to use more compact parts, and put the era of spinning hard drives to bed,” said Brandon McKenzie, co-Founder and principal engineer, ZEPLAY. McKenzie added that the ZEPLAY R7 server operates on less than 350 watts of power, which will translate to reduced energy bills moving forward. While TV stations, arenas and stadiums will benefit, McKenzie sees the redesign as an advantage for mobile production trucks.

“Power is always a concern in mobile production, not to mention keeping weight in control on a moving vehicle,” said McKenzie. “Our new server amplifies both of these benefits in the core, while also lowering the upfront cost.”

A new RAID option will be made available at an additional cost for customers desiring additional storage redundancy and content protection, along with an option for 1080p video support “We’re excited to communicate how our new design innovation and price point will help users reliably deliver quality replays at lower total cost of ownership, and with enhanced workflow,” concluded McKenzie.

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