The Quicklink Standard Playout Server

The Standard Playout Server has been introduced to compliment the larger Playout Server options where raided drives, multiprocessor capacity and professional audio talkback options are not required.


Key Features

  • Cost effective: The competitively priced Standard Playout Server outperforms other decoding solutions that are available on the market.
  • Receives live H.264/HEVC transmissions: The Standard Playout Server works seamlessly with the full range of existing Quicklink systems and solutions. For those that require an end to end live broadcast solution, Quicklink also provide the 1U Encoder which have the same footprint size.
  • Compact and short length 1U: The rack mounted Playout Server is configured for SNG trucks and fixed installations.
  • 1 x 10 bit SDI video output: Depending on your selected Quicklink Playout Server you can transfer your media into a variety of outputs available.
  • Remote client data rate control: Adjust and cap the data rate that your allowance will allowreceiving from the server. Quicklink gives you remote access to control the server from anywhere.


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FAQ Standard Server

1. Is it easy to use?

Yes, all servers are commission by Quicklink engineers on receipt of the equipment and will be prepared ready to use.


2. What are the different types of output?

The standard server has a single SDI out and a single HDMI out. The audio is embedded into the SDI.


3. How can I decide if I need a Standard or Enterprise server?

Both standard (1U) and Enterprise (2U) servers will provide you with a standard SDI output. If you need multiple outputs (SDI) you will need an Enterprise server. This 2U server is a more powerful server offering more uptime with dual resilient power and mirrored solid state hard discs (in case of one hard drive failure). The Enterprise server also has professional balanced XLR 2 Channel audio talkback


4. What is automatic receiver mode?

The automatic receiver mode, allows an incoming stream to be played automatically.


5. What does the low latency mean?

Latency is the amount of time elapse for the transfer of coding to be unscrambled and put in order for video playout.  The lower the latency the better the viewer experience in a two way interview.


6. What does “250ms IFB” mean?

250 milliseconds is the delay time from the audio received by the server to the audio going to the cameraman/reporter. This time is extremely short and therefore an almost real-time audio return ensuring a natural conversation.


7. What is the difference between the QMM and the WBBM?

The QMM is for live transmissions, the WBBM is for pre-recorded transmissions. The WBBM (Web Based Broadcast Manager) can receive transmissions which are stored in your current media or archives file until you such time as you need them.


8. Do you include breakout cables with the server?