You can’t trust your mission-critical broadcast operations to just any server!

Widely accepted as the industry’s leading playout and production video server, Nexio can be found at the core of facilities worldwide, reliably supporting broadcast workflows and standing up to the rigors of non-stop operations.

HPE Gen10 Servers

Combining best-in-class Hewlett Packard Enterprise Gen10 server models and Imagine  software/hardware bundle kits, Nexio is an efficient and integrated media platform, managing digital content seamlessly from ingest to playout.

Packing high channel density and supporting software-defined applications, Nexio delivers the exceptional reliability, flexibility and format transparency that broadcast operations demand.

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Reliable & Feature-Rich

Offers unmatched quality for all broadcast-grade codecs and high-availability playout and ingest operations (beyond five nines of reliability)

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Highly Interoperable with Flexible Deployment Options

Integrates with dozens of control applications (internal or third-party), scaling to hundreds of channels, available with internal or external storage, and MOS-compatible

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Ideal Solution for MCRs

Supports distributed architectures for multi-vendor playout system deployments and seamless content playback, recording, and workflow reviews


  • Ingest and playback of content in SD, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and UHD on PAL & NTSC
  • Extensive range of software-based codecs and formats: work with different codecs without software upgrades or extra licensing (XDCAM, AVC, XAVC, ProRes, DNxHD, MPEG-2, H.264)
  • Seamless playout of different flavors and resolutions, back-to-back
  • Up/down/cross conversion
  • Import & export content in various wrappers (MXFOP1a, MOV, QuickTime Ref, AVI, GXF, MPG, MP4, LXF)
  • Auto-detection of unhealthy video files during file import
  • Automatic input format detection
  • Different storage options: internal RAID storage or connected to online IOX storage over Ethernet
  • Closed Caption import
  • Uncompressed PCM audio and compressed audio pass-through or playback decode

Nexio Playlist™

Control Nexio playback ports with playlists, sequentially or timed. Loop playlists and import schedules from Traffic. A straightforward backup for a playout automation.

Nexio Delay™

Pre-program the Nexio server to record an inbound feed and play later; can delay playouts for live event censoring or for time zone-based delayed broadcasts.

Nexio ClipSync™

Synchronize two playout channels so that they act as one single channel. It allows two clips to be played in sync for key-plus-fill, looping, single-channel playback and other production processes.

Nexio Remote™

Monitor and control channels on one or more Nexio servers over a network. From a single user interface, baseband ingest, playout and content management can be controlled.


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Nexio FTP Server™

Powerful interface for file interchange operations. It supports on-the-fly re-wrapping of files received/sent, load balancing of media transfer queues, and handles many simultaneous file transfers.

Nexio ChannelView™

Integrates software-based multiviewer I/O monitoring directly into the Nexio AMP server, allowing users to monitor the server’s input and output ports on an attached VGA monitor.

Nexio Player™

Multi-purpose player application designed to work with either high-res or low-res content, giving an easy preview control of clips in the MediaBase. Search, filter, scrub, subclip; audio/caption monitoring.

Nexio Content Manager™

Automatic file synchronization between independent Nexio storage domains. It reduces the complexity and cost of implementing a mirrored backup solution.

Nexio MOS Suite™

Interoperable collection of applications that connect a MOS-enabled Newsroom Computer System (NRCS) to the Nexio system. Includes Nexio Playlist Manager to parse rundown info and control server ports.

Nexio Services™

Layer of services providing a simple REST API to integrate with third-party systems, and web User Interfaces for system monitoring.


  • High channel density reduces hardware footprint
  • Broadcast-grade codecs maximize video and audio quality during ingest and playback
  • No single point of failure ensures exceptional on-air reliability
  • High availability for all playout and ingest operations guarantees you will never miss a frame
  • Flexible designs simplify scaling of systems from small integrated servers to 1000+ channels with internal storage or online NAS architecture
  • Expansion of channel count or storage capacity/bandwidth with no system downtime allows hassle-free scalability
  • Support for multiple content formats and control applications (internal or third-party, VDCP, native API) enables deployment of highly interoperable systems
  • Suited to any requirement — from distributed architecture (external payout automation) for MCRs to standalone for smaller environments or studios
  • Easy serviceability and maintenance ensure worry-free operations


Perfect Playout Partners

Add Imagine’s ADC Automation and/or IOX Storage to your Nexio server for a powerful playout system.

Learn more about the two sets of simple-to-order, cost-effective Nexio bundles you can choose from – all preconfigured and ready to ship, reducing any installation hassles and cutting commissioning time by half!

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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.