Airspeed | 5500 - Specifiche
Video channels

Choice of two models:

2-channel, bi-directional (2 inputs, 2 outputs, 2 auxiliary outputs)

4-channel, bi-directional (4 inputs, 4 outputs, 4 auxiliary outputs)

Both models support:

PAL, NTSC, 1080i 50/60, 720p 50/60 (SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 295M, SMPTE 296M)

Supported video compression

Supports recording and playback of:

Panasonic AVC-LongG and AVC-Intra HD

Sony XAVC Intra HD 50/100 Mbps and XAVC-L 25/35/50 Mbps

DV25 (4:1:1 and 4:2:0), DV50 (4:2:2)

HDV (25 Mbps)

IMX 30, IMX 50

MPEG-2 HD 17.5 Mbps, 35 Mbps (thin and full raster), 50 Mbps

SD formats

Supports playback of:

DNxHD 85/100, 120/145—185/220 with 2 channels on the 4-channel model or 1 channel on the 2-channel model

(2-channel model only) AVC-Intra 50, 100


DNxHD option enables recording capabilities in addition to playback

H.264 Low-Res Proxy option enables real-time simultaneous H.264 proxy creation (800 Kbps) for each record channel

Aspect Ratio Conversion (ARC)—up-, down-, cross-conversion

SD ↔ 1080i, SD ↔ 720p, 720p ↔ 1080i, SD 4:3 ↔ SD 16:9

Supports crop, anamorphic, pillarbox, and letterbox with dynamic conversion based on AFD

Supported on both record and playback


SD (record or play): Up to four pairs of embedded audio per video channel

HD (record or play): Up to eight pairs of embedded audio per video channel


16- or 24-bit, 48 kHz

Compressed audio preservation

Pass-through of AC-3 and Dolby E audio

Low-res proxy audio

Up to eight pairs of proxy audio creation per record channel
MPEG-1 Layer 2 audio compression

External control

Sony BVW 75 protocol


Native Network API (AMS API)

Manual control

Record, play, trimming, and configuration through UI

IsoSync synchronized cue, record, and stop of up to 12 channels across multiple servers through UI

GPI/O (Record, Play, Stop, Recue)


LTC SMPTE 12M, one input and output per video channel

VITC SMPTE 266 with input and output line selections

Ancillary timecode


Analog black burst (NTSC or PAL) or tri-level reference, with loop-through input/output

Closed captioning and ancillary data

All closed caption lines are preserved (DV, IMX)

All HD ancillary data preserved per SMPTE 436


Redundant network connections
Hot-swap redundant power supplies
Hot-swap media drives
Hot-swap mirrored boot drives
N+1 system fans.

File ingest/exchange

FTP transfer of MXF OP1a files, in or out.


2-channel: Five 1 TB drives (4 TB useable) with RAID 5 protection

4-channel: Ten 1 TB drives (8 TB useable) with RAID 5 protection


Four DB-9 RS-422 connectors

LTC in

Four BNC connectors

LTC out

Four BNC connectors


One BNC connector per channel

SDI/HD-SDI auxiliary out

One BNC connector per channel (Main output)

One 1.0/2.3 connector per channel (auxilliary output; 1.0/2.3 to BNC adapters included)

Reference in/loop

Two BNC connectors (1 in and 1 loop out)


Eight GPI and eight GPO programmable pins through a DB25 expansion port

Keyboard/mouse port

Four USB 3 connectors for a USB-compatible keyboard and mouse

Ethernet ports

Two 1GbE ports (one Active); two 10GbE ports (one Active)


15-pin SVGA

Server chassis

Rack space: 2U

Dimensions (W x H x D): 19 x 3.5 x 29.5 in (483 x 89 x 749 mm)

Weight: 62 lbs (28.1 kg)

Multi I/O expansion panel

Rack space: 1U

Dimensions (W x H x D): 19 x 1.75 x 4 in (483 x 45 x 102 mm)

Weight: 4.4 lbs (2 kg)


Dual redundant hot-swap power supplies

90–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

362W typical

720W maximum


Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C

Operating humidity: 5%–95% (at 38°C) non-condensing

Non operating temperature: -20°C to 60°C

1,235 BTU/hr typical

2,593 BTU/hr maximum


63.5 dB at 1 meter typical

78 dB at 1 meter maximum (at 40°C)