IBC 2019: Axon highlights solutions for IP processing and control
One year after its launch, the Neuron Network Attached Processor (NAP) is gaining traction among top broadcasters, so says its maker, Axon Digital Design.
Due to be shown at IBC, Neuron is a signal processing platform that supports 200 Gbps and 64 channels or 16 UHD channels in a single rack unit.
Whether deployed as efficient ‘modular glue’ in a pure native IP infrastructure or to bridge legacy SDI technology into an IP environment, Neuron’s FGPA-based processing power provides “guaranteed bandwidth performance” to deliver complex UHD and 8K productions. It also handles uncompressed SD, HD, 3G and UHD signals based on the ST2022-6 and ST2110 specifications.
In recent months, Neuron’s capabilities have been demonstrated to broadcasters as part of Axon’s IP Innovation Tour. This experience, delivered in conjunction with Sony and EVS, allowed engineers to experience the very latest hardware and software solutions in a fully kitted out OB truck that visited 16 cities in eight different European countries including the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK.
Neuron has also been adopted by OB specialist Cloudbass, which has used the technology to convert an existing 20 camera OB truck from HD-SDI to UHD IP. The transformation is enabling Cloudbass to offer broadcasters all the flexibility and speed of a fully IP workflow.
At IBC 2019, Axon will also highlight the success of its Cerebrum control and monitoring platform, another technology that featured on the IP Innovation Tour. Cerebrum has been adopted by broadcast and OB companies worldwide because it offers ease of use and comprehensive third party control.
Cerebrum’s versatility has seen it play a key role in an extraordinary range of major live and sporting events including this year’s Open Golf London Marathon, Champions League, Wimbledon and Dutch and UK Football Leagues. In many cases it was seamlessly integrated with the latest technologies from other manufacturers such as GVG, Arista, EVS, Phabrix and Calrec to provide unified SDI and/or IP workflows.
The Axon booth at IBC 2019 will also feature the company’s SynView Multiview solution, which is capable of handling both 4K and IP video formats.