LiveIP Studio Project featuring Axon Multiviewer wins IBC 2016 Innovation Award

The VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project won the prestigious IBC 2016 Innovation Award for Content Creation in Amsterdam recently. The LiveIP Studio, the world’s first fully functioning multi-vendor live production system based on entirely IP and IT technology, was awarded top honours in a category that included BT Sport for its Augmented Reality for the UEFA Champions League project, and ESPN for the Pylon-Cam project.

Driven by the VRT Sandbox incubator program and the EBU, and powered by a long list of partners including Axon, Digital & Media Solutions (D&MS), Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Nevion, Tektronix, Trilogy and Vizrt, the LiveIP project has developed a fully functional IP production studio with signal processing and monitoring managed by Axon’s Synapse networked multiviewer technology.  Using existing open standards SMPTE 2022-6, AES67/RAVENNA, PTP and OpenFlow, the venture demonstrates a high level of interoperability and leverages the unique benefits of IP to create efficiencies, such as remote production and automation.

This latest acknowledgement of the project’s success follows two other notable wins over the last year — the project received a special recognition award at the IABM Design & Innovation Awards and the award for Technology & Innovation at EBU2016.

“Axon is delighted and proud to be part of this ground-breaking VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio initiative and we congratulate all the partners involved,” said Jan Eveleens, CEO Axon. “This award highlights both the importance of IP in future media production workflows and the ongoing need for close industry collaboration and integration to drive IP forward.”

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