Axon Digital Design returns to IBC this week to showcase its latest 4K products and highlight the success of broadcast control and monitoring software Cerebrum.
Axon’s Synapse signal processing product line now offers a range of 4K products, that are new for IBC. These include a 4K up, a down converter, a distribution amplifier and two production ‘Tool Boxes’.
Both production Tool Boxes (U4T100 & U4T140) will ease the challenges of a 4-wire production setup by carrying Vanc and Hanc data such as timecode and embedded audio, said the company. The U4T140 also provides a Dolby E encoder and decoder.
These products are integral to Timeline TV’s new OB, the first purpose built Ultra HD 4K unit in Europe. The OB is providing content for BT Sports’ UHD channel, which launched in August.
As part of its collaboration with industry bodies such as the EBU, SMPTE and IEEE to develop the next generation of standards, Axon is also updating visitors on its on-going work on S2022 and deliver a proof of concept to demonstrate an Ethernet AVB backbone working effectively in a production environment.
The Axon team is showing how AVB provides an inherently stable, 100% open and self-managing infrastructure for dynamic productions. The company is asking both customers and manufacturers to join in an open discussion on how this could shape production workflows in the future.