Axon Digital Design, intoPIX collaborate on JPEG2000 portfolio
AXON Digital Design, a provider of modular broadcast systems, will introduce its first product in the range of JPEG2000-enabled broadcast products. This product, the HLD100, an HD version of the previously presented SLD100, is the direct result of the partnership with intoPIX, a provider of JPEG 2000 compression solutions. Furthermore, new at IBC is the SLD 200 long time SD-SDI uncompressed baseband video delay with two discrete output delays.
The SLD 200 has been developed with +1 and +2 hour film channel, time zone compensation and Clip Server applications. The two individual output format engines of the SLD200 enable seperate outputs with different delays (such as +1 Hour and 2 Hour). The JPEG 2000 enabled HLD100 module can store and delay up to two hours of HD material including all blanking as RAW data.
The SLD100, SLD200, and HLD100 employ SSD disk technology making the modules extremely robust and reliable with very low maintenance requirements. Furthermore, they have a relatively low environmental impact. The power consumption of this dual slot device is approximately 35W – a ten-fold energy saving over comparable server based unit, which generates significant cost savings through decreased energy consumption and air conditioning requirements.
The hardware employed within the units is fully 3Gb/s SDI capable, ensuring future proof investment for later planned migration to HD and 3Gb/s workflows.
AXON is positioned at the leading edge of technical development within the markets it serves. The majority of AXON’s product portfolio has been developed with a significant customer input, helping to ensure that AXON’s product portfolio remains appropriate to their needs in a dynamic business environment. Following this philosophy, the migration of the SD products into the HD world and developing the HLD 100 was a straightforward task.
“Axon presented a new platform at NAB2012 in Synapse Video Delay card for SD resolution, ”commented Rafael Peset Llopis, AXON’s Vice President of Research & Development. “The unique JPEG2000 compression IP from intoPIX has enabled Axon to enhance this Video Delay functionality for HD resolution, which is presented at IBC2012.”