Analog Way Aquilon RS4

12G 4K/8K HDR Multi-Screen Presentation System and Videowall Processor

Analog Way

Product Highlights

  • LivePremier series – next generation true 4K60 4:4:4 presentation system and video processor
  • SDR/HDR mixed workflow ready with real-time SDR/HDR conversion on inputs and outputs
  • Dante Audio built in – up to 64×64 Dante channels for embedding and dis-embedding
  • 2x 4k Multiviewers available. Simultaneously view up to 24 sources or destinations per MV  
  • 120 Megapixels of mixed output in a single unit- Up to 48 layers available (24x mixing HD/Dual-link or 12x Mixing 4K layers)
Rentex No. SWAWRS4 | Mfr No. AQL-RS4

Aquilon RS4 is a mission-critical 4K/8K multi-screen presentation system and videowall processor with 24 inputs and 16 outputs, delivering uncompromising presentation experiences to high-end staging and premium system integration. Aquilon RS4 combines industrial grade reliability, unrivaled ease-of-use, versatile 4K digital connectivity, unmatched real-time 10/12-bit 4:4:4 video processing power, best-in-class image quality and pure 4K60p on each input and output with ultra-low latency.

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POWER SUPPLY 100-240 VAC, 12-7A 50/60Hz

OPERATING CONDITIONS Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Humidity: 10% to 80%, non-condensing

NOISE (@1,6m height @25°C)
Front: 49 DBa@1m
Rear: 51 DBa@1m

3446 BTU/hr

DIMENSIONS (without rack ears & rack mount)
W 17.28’’ x H 8.7’’ x D 27.56’’

WEIGHT (without accessories)
37.3 kg / 82.23 lbs

INPUTS 24 seamless 4K60p inputs via 6 field swappable input connector cards:
12x HDMI 2.0 (up to 4K60p 8-bit 4:4:4 or up to 4K60p 12-bit 4:2:2 or up to 4K30p 12-bit 4:4:4)
8x DisplayPort 1.2 (up to 4K60p 10-bit 4:4:4 or up to 4K60p 12-bit 4:2:2)
4x 12G-SDI (up to 4K60p 10-bit 4:2:2) – compatible with 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI
Support 4K60p input as single, double or quad plugs (end 2019)
Support custom input formats such as 8192×1080@60p or 1080×8192@60p (aka “8k x 1k”) on a single connector
Connector status LEDs for easy troubleshooting

OUTPUTS 16 active 4K60p outputs via 4 field swappable output connector cards:
16x HDMI 2.0 (up to 4K60p 8-bit 4:4:4 or up to 4K60p 12-bit 4:2:2 or up to 4K30p 12-bit 4:4:4)
Support 4K60p output as single, double or quad plugs (end 2019)
Support custom output formats such as 8192×1080@60p or 1080×8192@60p (aka “8k x 1k”) on a single connector
Connector status LEDs for easy troubleshooting

MULTIVIEWER OUTPUTS 2 dedicated HDMI 2.0 outputs configurable as up
2x 4K30p or up to 2x 2560×1440@60p or 1x 4K60p
24 resizable widgets on each output
Customizable layouts with 50 memories
Monitor inputs, still images and screens (Program and Preview)
Built-in clocks, countdown and timers

LAYERS & BACKGROUND Supports mixing layers (true seamless transitions) and split layers (cut transitions)
12x 4K or 24x Dual/2K mixing layers per system (24x 4K or 48x Dual/2K split layers)
Layer source can be a live input, a still image or a screen
Each output has an unscaled background mixer supporting seamless transitions – background source can be still image or live source

SCREENS  Outputs configurable as single screens or edge-blended widescreens
Up to 16x Dual/2K60p program outputs or up to 12x 4K60p program outputs
Ability to place the outputs anywhere on an almost limitless video canvas space for special LED wall applications
Flexible layer management: each screen gets dedicated layers of various sizes (2K, 4K, …) using common-pool layer resources
1000 user definable screen presets and 500 master presets

SCALED AUX OUTPUTS Any unused output configurable as a scaled auxiliary output
Up to 16x 4K60p scaled auxiliary outputs
Can display any input or screen (1:1 or scaled)

AUDIO Audio de-embedding/embedding on every input & output (raw audio)
De-embed audio from sources and route directly to Dante™ network
Re-embed audio from external audio processor for sending to display
64×64 Dante™ channels @48 kHz or 32×32 Dante™ channels @96 kHz
Dual redundancy Ethernet ports – AES67 support

PROCESSING Based on Analog Way exclusive 5th generation scaling engine
Extremely low latency, as low as 1 frame in proper configuration BT.601;
BT.709; BT.2020; BT.2100 color spaces
Advanced pixel pitch management & bezel compensation
HDR compliant with HDR10 and HLG (end 2019) Compatible with HDCP 1.4.
Compatible with HDCP 2.2 (end 2019)

Misc. layer border effects/colors and separate shadow
Transitions: Cut, Fade, Slide, Wipe, Circle, Stretch, Depth, Flying layer movement with programmable paths
Layer effects: Background Cut, Transparency, Luma/Chroma Key, DSK, H&V Flip, Cut and Fill
Colors effects: B&W, Negative, Sepia and Solarize

STILL IMAGES 24x 4K or 48x 2K concurrent still images – fully resizable
Still images support alpha-channel
Still image library with 100 memories
Multi-file download/upload via Web RCS
Capture from live inputs

CONTROL Web RCS: On-board intuitive web-based user interface
Shot Box2/Control Box2: Cost effective control solutions
New controller (end 2019)
Simple REST API (HTTP & TCP) and advanced TCP protocol based on JSON
AMX/Crestron drivers & AW VideoCompositor (Premium Crestron® GUI)

Dedicated BNC with loop out for Framelock, blackburst and tri-level sync
Fully functional simulator for offline configuration & practice (end 2019)

EXPANDABILITY Expansion via simple linking possible (future hardware upgrade)

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