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IP and HDR showcase

On show is the Synapse NIO440, an 8-channel bi-directional Ethernet/SDI bridge offering 3G/HD-SDI to uncompressed Ethernet video transport and de-centralised routing. Launched earlier this year, the NIO440 helps customers move to an IP-based infrastructure with compatibility of all possible current and future standards, claimed the company.

With a flexible architecture, it can be used as a point-to-point video/audio/data connection (using standard fibre-optic cables or SMPTE camera cables, avoiding CWDM infrastructures and cost) and it provides point to multi-point routing and distribution using IT switches. At present, the card is compatible with both AVB/TSN and S2022. Future standards like VSF-TR03/TR04 and SMPTE-2059 are also within its capability and compatibility will be achieved by future software upgrades.

Visitors to Axon’s stand can also see the latest SynView modular multiviewer, which is capable of handling 4K and any IP video format, making it suitable for a wide range of applications and from small to extremely large monitoring walls. Two basic models are available, each in two versions (SDI I/O or Ethernet I/O).

These versions can be mixed and matched to build a hybrid multiviewer with up to hundreds of inputs and eight 1080p heads (on SDI) or two heads with UHD/4K resolution. Multiple connector panels will be available to allow for different I/O configurations.