Overview

The QuickRoll is a powerful, 3RU multi-channel, multi-input video scheduling server. Feature rich, reliable, and scalable to meet your requirements today and far into the future. The QuickRoll is built to support both IP and HD/SDI workflows with advanced scheduling, overlay and ingest capabilities. Connect to CASTUS Cloud Services (CCS) for OTT connectivity, live streaming, and easy re-stream options. Upload, schedule, and play nearly any file format with zero transcoding. Support for closed captioning included, which provides a compliant signal to cable and web for both live and Video On-Demand content. Visit our testimonials page to see for yourself why broadcast professionals choose CASTUS.

Key Features

Features

  • Secure user logins with password permissions.
  • Stream to web 24/7, Facebook Live & YouTube Live via RTMP.
  • Zero transcoding
  • HD/SD compatible (*4K option available).
  • Supports RTMP, SRT, NDI, MP2TS, HLS, H.264 & more.
  • Easy ‘Click & Stick’ scheduling + Block Scheduling.
  • Create, edit and schedule built-in Bulletin Boards.
  • Video editing with built in non-linear editor ‘CASTUS Cuts’.
  • Graphic overlays & crawls on IP and SDI outputs.
  • Automatic audio volume normalization on outputs.
  • Built-in confidence monitors with audio meters.
  • Automatic background music detection during slides.
  • Automatically fills gaps in schedule with ‘Default Item’.
  • Run reports for channels, programs, & metadata.
  • HDMI preview channel.
  • Built-in router control.

Highlights

  • 10TB internal storage with RAID1.
  • IP & HD/SDI support all in one box.
  • Easy-to-use web browser based user interface.
  • Fast scheduling for programs and live events.
  • Simultaneously schedule and record live inputs.
  • Support for Closed Captions- sidecar & embedded.
  • Integrated Live and File Based closed captioning.
  • Stream to multiple cloud destinations simultaneously.
  • Independent channel output settings.
  • Auto signal loss detection for live events.
  • Integrates with CASTUS Cloud Services.
  • Linux operating system.

Compare plans

QuickRoll QuickCastCASTUS Mini
3RU video server (rack mounted)2RU video server (rack mounted)Small form factor video server (not rack mounted)
Multi channel, multi input, and scalableSingle channel & single outputSingle channel & single output
2 mirrored multicast IP outputs per channel2 mirrored multicast IP outputs 1 mirrored multicast IP output
8TB RAID1 on premise storage (12TB, 16TB & 20TB storage upgrade available)4TB on premise storage (8TB, 12TB, 16TB & 20TB storage upgrade available)250GB SSD on premise storage
Hot-swap drive baysDrive bays are not hot-swappableDrive bays are not hot-swappable
Dual redundant power suppliesSingle power supplySingle power supply
Linux operating systemLinux operating systemLinux operating system
Web browser based user interfaceWeb browser based user interfaceWeb browser based user interface
Native input/output support: HD/SDI, IP, NDI, HLS, MPEG2TS, H.264, RTMP, & SRTNative input/output support: HD/SDI, IP, NDI, HLS, MPEG2TS, H.264, RTMP, & SRTNative input/output support: HD/SDI, IP, NDI, HLS, MPEG2TS, H.264, RTMP, & SRT
Powerful and scalable processor with support for additional channels & inputsProcessor supports single channel playout (not scalable) Processor supports single channel playout (not scalable)

Testimonials

Andover has had great success with our Roku and Amazon Firestick services designed and launched from Castus. We’ve been quite happy with their quality and reliability.

Wess Murphy, Station Manager, Andover TV, MA

I just want to say I was looking at your website just now and CASTUS has kept busy and constantly improving above and beyond. We knew when we first saw your product, many years ago now, that you had something special and you continue to not disappoint. When I recommend CASTUS to others I always mention that you are always

Chad Kubik, St. Clair Country Regional Education AL Service Agency (MI)

CASTUS not only opened up to 24/hr programming opportunities and greatly reduced the time I’ve needed to spend on playback as a whole (in more ways than I can count on my fingers!) but it added features we use regularly.

Victor Walter, Cable Access Coordinator, City of Highland Park, IL

CAN TV met CASTUS representatives at the ACM Chicago Conference, where they were in search of the optimal OTT solutions. CASTUS Cloud Solutions immediately caught their attention, and has integrated seamlessly into operation where the station already had a different solution for a broadcast server in place. In very little time, CAN TV was able to scale their offerings in

David Tainer, Station Manager, CAN TV

Updating to the CASTUS technology allows more flexibility with quality and control of the channel’s signal. Many stations and networks are going over the top by offering apps for their programming and I am excited that our educational access channel is able to join with the other major content producers.

Melanie Lombardi, FSU-TV3 Channel Manager, Frostburg State University, MD

Updating to the CASTUS technology allows more flexibility with quality and control of the channel’s signal. Many stations and networks are going over the top by offering apps for their programming and I am excited that our educational access channel is able to join with the other major content producers.

Melanie Lombard, Channel Manager, FSU-TV3

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