Rochester Institute of Technology invests in Pixera media servers

Rochester Institute of Technology invests in Pixera media servers
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has invested in the Pixera four media server platform.

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is famous for its multi-disciplinary blend of technology, the arts and design. The university provides a range of academic opportunities for its more than 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from 50 states and over 100 nations.

 Recently, RIT completed a building project on its campus called the SHED, short for Student Hall for Exploration and Development. This new creative hub will centralise the university’s makerspace and performing arts studios and theatres.
 
An important visual detail of the inspiring structure is the new 3072 x 3584px Planar LED marquee, a key component of the SHED’s celebration space, which was donated by RIT’s famous alumnus Austin McChord.

After looking at different options for a media server system to support the LED-marquee’s content playout setup, RIT chose an AV Stumpfl’s PIXERA four server, which can manage real-time graphics applications and XR/broadcast setups.

David Long is the director of RIT’s MAGIC Center. MAGIC, short for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity, is a university-wide research and development laboratory and a commercial production studio that assists in efforts to bring digital media creations up to marketplace standards and commercialisation. “On a purely practical level, we have the technical requirements related to our new marquee. Pixera fitted the bill perfectly, both in terms of the feature versatility and general ROI. Since we have many courses, however, where our students would benefit from getting hands-on experience with a high-end media server platform like Pixera, our interest goes beyond having a great playout system,” explains Long.






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