Press Release

Abekas, Incorporated

1090 O'Brien Drive

Menlo Park, California / 94025

United States of America

Voice:  +1.650.470.0900

Fax:  +1.650.470.0913


8 April, 2013

Press Contact:  Douglas Johnson

Chief Product Manager

 Voice Direct: +1.650.470.0916



Abekas Introduces 4K Ultra HD
Mira™ Production Server

Golf Channel deploys first unit for Masters coverage

MENLO PARK, California (NAB Show, Booth SL6313) —April 8, 2013— (Virtual Press Office) -- Abekas announced today the support for 4K Ultra HD recording, playback and media file import & export capabilities for their industry-leading Mira Production Servers.

4K Ultra HD content can be recorded on Mira via a "base-band" SDI video pathway, consisting of four 3Gb/s connectors; or via 4K Ultra HD media files using Mira's Media File Import utility.

"We developed the Mira Production server to be resolution independent from day one," says Douglas Johnson, Chief Product Manager of Abekas. "Not only do new Mira Production servers support 4K Ultra HD content, existing customers can upgrade their servers to add this support with our free software update."

Optimized 4K Workflow

Mira's unique 4K clip transport architecture eliminates the need for operators to manually load four or eight separate "4K tile clips". To load and play a 4K clip, just one clip load and one clip play command is required—whether that command is issued locally from the Mira Explorer server application—or remotely, from external RS422 or Ethernet control.

The 4K playback video output is provided on a set of four 3Gb/s BNC coaxial cables. Our unique "Quad-Viewer" output provides an HD representation of the full-resolution 4K video playback. This dramatically reduces the costs and complexity of 4K monitoring is the control room.

First Unit Deployed at Golf Channel (see separate press release)

Even though the 4K Mira is being introduced at NAB, we have delivered the first 4K unit to Golf Channel where it is deployed to feed their unique panoramic video wall backdrops in the new Arnold Palmer Studio. They use this studio every day on the "Morning Drive" program, and will broadcast live from it to cover the Masters during NAB.

For more information on the Mira Production Server, download the Mira Production Datasheet

For more information on Mira Server's 4K Ultra HD solution, download the Mira 4K Application Note.

About Abekas
Abekas, Incorporated ( is a privately-held company headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Abekas designs, manufactures, sells, and supports a complete line of digital video/audio delay devices, digital video clip servers, digital video special effects, and video editing tools—for use in the worldwide professional television marketplace—encompassing live production, post production, broadcasting and computer video markets.

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