Automation and newsroom technology company Autocue is continuing to widen its broadcast remit with the introduction of video servers.

The Surrey-based firm showed four standalone, Linux-based video servers at IBC that are being billed as ‘affordable replacements for VTRs’.

They feature up to four bi-directional HD or SD channels for simultaneous record and playout and up to 12 terabytes of storage.

Chief executive Frank Hyman said: “Video servers are a natural evolution for the company and demonstrate the true breadth of our broadcast knowledge, design and development capability.

“In response to demand for a more affordable solution, we developed an end-to-end production system including an own brand video server. This was received so well that we decided to develop a video server that could be used standalone, as part of any production system.”