The Next Generation Dude Rack
Professional broadcasters all agree that a rack mount platform is easier to integrate into the design of a workflow. Regardless if it is a studio, production truck, or fly-pack, rack mount systems have the form-factor wanted and needed by professionals (Must Read: Why Professionals Prefer Racks). The only issue we’ve encountered with the perception of a rackmount design, is the preconceived notion of the cost usually associated with that form.
At Stream Dudes, we’ve manufactured both The Dude PCs and Dude Racks for several years and have learned a lot. We KNOW which benefits a rack mount design can bring producers; through the application of that knowledge, we worked closely with our build team to redesign a series of 2U, 3U and 4U, vMix-based production solutions that would become the next generation of Dude Rack professional broadcast switchers. Following the same formula of performance, reliability, and affordability, the 2022 iterations of the Dude Rack highlight our improved cast of characters.
Brandt 2U Dude Rack Production Switcher
Always at your service...the Brandt 2U production switcher. Basic productions need a simple, but dedicated solution. The Brandt isn't flashy but gets the job done. Perfect for multiple streams of NDI video in or out, along with (4) Bidirectional 3G-SDI inputs/outputs. Brandt is a reliable vMix box <$5000.
Duderino 2U Dude Rack Production Switcher
Always be prepared...with the Duderino 2U advanced production switcher. Striking the balance of performance and value, this "Dude" gives you plenty of power without any sacrifice.
Walter 3U Dude Rack Production Switcher
Walter is a powerful solution for virtual conferences and events. The 3U chassis allows for more: More physical inputs; more expansion room; and more power.
Bigski 4U Dude Rack Professional Production Switcher
The Bigski 4U Dude Rack puts you in control. This flexible, expandable design can be adjusted to accommodate SDI, HDMI or both, for much less than the competition.
Nagelbett 4U Dude Rack Production Switcher
When physical inputs matter, the Nagelbett can take it in better than the rest. With up to 20 12G SDI inputs (all bi-directional for flexibility), the Nagelbett doesn’t fake it.
Nagelbett: Autobahn 4U Dude Rack Production Switcher
Stream to the information highway on the Nagelbett Autobahn, designed with IP (NDI, SRT, MPEG-TS) workflows in mind, the Autobahn prioritizes speed and processing power over physical inputs.
Custom Dude Rack Professional Production Switcher
Can't find the right Dude for your production needs? No worries, man, the Dude Rack--2U, 3U and 4U--are available for total customization in our Custom Shop so you can build precisely the solution you desire.
vMix Advanced Partner / vMix Reseller
Because we are an Advanced Partner and Reseller of vMix, Stream Dudes is your best resource and knowledge base in the Midwest United States. Carrying this distinctive certification means that you can be assured that you are purchasing from a reputable source who will, above all, not only help you purchase the right vMix solution, but can ensure you receive proper training as well. In addition to helping you purchase a vMix system, we also have the ability to build and custom configure a vMix Reference System to meet your specific needs.
To learn about specific system specifications or to custom configure your own Dude Rack, contact Stream Dudes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (715) 972-3833 to speak with a team member. Ask us about control surface options, wireless video transmission systems, or network storage solutions to complement your workflow.