d3 2x2plus

The d3 2×2plus is the versatile solution for smaller shows and fixed installations. It features the full award-winning d3 software suite on a factory configurable 2U server platform.

Smaller d3 solution

The d3 2×2plus brings the flexibility of the d3 platform to smaller productions including as theatre, architainment and fixed installations. It’s a versatile 2U server, without pro range features such as Genlock and networked playback.

The d3 2×2plus can be used as a stand-alone solution to design, sequence and play back your shows, or as a Master in a larger d3 network with pro range machines. Plus, with it’s optional audio and video extras, it can be tailor-made to suit your requirements.


Push Every Pixelâ„¢

The d3 2×2plus is a seriously powerful machine for its size, and comes pre-installed with the same award winning d3 software featured across the d3 product line. It can Push Every Pixelâ„¢ of its two 2560×1600 outputs, with an extra output reserved for the GUI.


Flexible and in real-time

Play back up to 8 layers of HD video (DXV or HAP codecs), or up to 2 layers of uncompressed HD video (QT Animation codec). Simultaneously run up to 256 universes of Art-Net or KiNet, receive motion control information, and map content in real-time.


Tailor-made for you

The d3 2×2plus base unit can be customised to include 3G-SDI or DVI capture as well as pro audio. So whatever your needs and budget, there’s now a d3 system tailor-made for you.



The d3 2×2plus is shipping now.

Please email sales@d3technologies.com for your d3 2×2plus quote today, fill in our enquiry form, or call us on +44 207 234 9840.


Tech Specs d3 2x2plus

Bundled Software
d3 Proprietary. Full d3 Production Suite. NB d3 2x2plus cannot be a Slave in a Master/Slave network, nor can it perform Pro-Audio or Pro capture tasks without the optionally fitted d3 specified cards.
Media File Specifications
Video Playback .mov (anim, pjpg, DXV, Hap, Hap Q)
Still image formats .png, .jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, .tga
Audio file formats .mp3, .wav (44.1kHz, 16-bit, stereo)
3d mesh format .obj
Physical Specifications
Rack Depth     485mm (19.09")
Unit dimensions W: 430mm (16.93'') H: 88mm (3.5'') D: 495mm (19.48'')
Unit + Rack Handles     520mm (20.5'')
Unit weight     11.9kg (26.3lb)
Packed dimensions W: 575mm (22.64'') H: 210mm (8.27'') D: 640mm (25.2'')
Packed unit weight     17kg (37.5lb)
Mounting system     2U 19” rack mount
Hardware Specifications
Voltage 100-240V,50-60Hz
Power Consumption 350W
Operating System Windows 8.1 Embedded Pro
CPU 3.7Ghz Xeon Quad Core
Environmental Tolerances Temperature: 5-35°C (40°-95°F)
Humidity: 5%-95% (non-condensing)
Altitude: 0-8850 ft (0-2700m)
Audio On-board Audio or Pro Audio (see below)
Storage 1 x 80GB SSD (operating system)
1 x 512GB SSD (media storage)
System Connectivity - I/O (*Optional factory fitted extras)
Video Output 2 x DisplayPort 1.2 (max 2560x1600)
1 x DVI DualLink for GUI (max 2560x1600)
Video Input Choose between either of: No capture card fitted (base unit) or
2 x 3G-SDI* or
1 x DVI*
Audio Choose between either of: on-board audio (Base unit)
Minijack Line-In, Line-Out
Pro-Audio* (inc. break-out cable)
2 x Balanced XLR in/out
1 x 1/4" Headphones jack
MIDI in/out
General Network 1 x 1Gbit LAN
Art-Net 1 x Gb LAN
Data/Peripherals 6 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Bundled accessories
Bundled accessories Power Cable (IEC EU/UK/US)
2 x Single Link DP-DVI adaptors
Getting Started Guide
Support, Updates and Warranties
Licence subscription package includes 2yrs hardware warranty
(Return To Base)
Free software upgrades (hardware only)
24/7 support (via phone or email)
Unlimited knowledge base access

d3 2x2plus Performance data*

Video outputs only** (.mov)  
DXV with Alpha-Channel 8
Photo-JPEG 2
Animation with Alpha 2
Video output & DVI input (.mov)  
DXV with Alpha-Channel 4
Photo-JPEG 1
Animation with Alpha 2
Video output & 2xSDI input (.mov)  
DXV with Alpha-Channel 4
Photo-JPEG 1
Animation with Alpha 2

* Based on r12.

** Measured as a solo machine. Running the server as a Master attracts additional CPU overhead which may reduce performance slightly.


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Pre-Vis in 3d
Simulate projectors
Sequence to the beat
Configure multiple outputs feeds
Render stage movies
Render feed movies
Render feed max size 2048 8192 16384 16384 16384
Set-up device integration
Act as session editor
Live camera input Hardware Specific Hardware Specific
Act as Master
Act as Slave
Act as Understudy
Receive device signals Hardware Specific
Output to screens Watermarked
Output DMX Watermarked
VFC card support Not Applicable
Chassis Not Applicable 2U Industrial Rackmount Case / Custom face d3 designed rugged chassis d3 designed rugged chassis d3 designed rugged chassis
Digital Outputs Not Applicable 2x DL-DVI + 1x DVI Varied by output card Varied by output card 4x DL-DVI
Illuminated rear panel Not Applicable
PCI-E expansion connector Not Applicable
10Gbit media network ports Not Applicable 2 2 1
1Gbit network ports Not Applicable 2 2 2 2
Rear mounting brackets Not Applicable
Neutrik rugged connectors Not Applicable
Replaceable rear connector plates Not Applicable
OLED text status display Not Applicable
USB speed Not Applicable 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
FW 800 Not Applicable
CPU Not Applicable 3.7Ghz Xeon Quad Core 3.7Ghz Xeon Quad Core E5 3.5Ghz Xeon Hexa Core E5 2.6Ghz Xeon Hexa Core
Max texture size px Not Applicable 8192 16384 16384 16384
Replaceable media drive caddies Not Applicable 4x Ruggedised SSD caddy 2x Ruggedised SSD caddy
Media drives capacity (shipped) Not Applicable 1x 512GB 1x 2TB 2x 1TB 1x 1TB
Max SSD drive allowed Not Applicable 1 8 4
Max 3G-SDI inputs Not Applicable Hardware Specific 2 2 2
Max HD-SDI inputs Not Applicable Hardware Specific 4 4 4
Max SD-SDI inputs Not Applicable Hardware Specific 4 4 4
Genlock in Not Applicable
Balanced audio in/out Not Applicable Hardware Specific
Locking power connector & pass thru Not Applicable
MIDI in/outputs Not Applicable Hardware Specific
ADAT I/O Not Applicable Hardware Specific
Art-Net (via ethernet) In/Out Not Applicable


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