Axon previews industry-first Audio Video Bridging (AVB) innovations at NAB 2013

New uncompressed live video content over standard Ethernet delivery infrastructure ‘signals the beginning of the end for SDI’ 

NAB 2013 preview, stand N6006

AVB innovations

Axon, the broadcast infrastructure, monitoring and control specialist, will use NAB 2013 as a platform to call all broadcasters to embrace the benefits of an AVB-based (Audio Video Bridging) future. An open set of standards established by the IEEE, AVB is expected to transform the way broadcasters manage and deliver live video production content over Ethernet. Axon will provide a technology preview showcasing the practical applications of AVB in its market-leading Synapse product range.

The heart of broadcast

Axon will also be using NAB to position and reinforce the central and mission-critical role its solutions play in a broadcaster’s infrastructure - under its new company strategy, ‘The heart of broadcast’.

New products

In addition, Axon will be introducing 15 new products and enhancements to existing products aimed at improving studio andOB broadcast applications. These include:

  • The GIX100/110 dual-channel high-performance 3Gb/s, HD and SD SDI video and embedded audio probes with clean video switchover functionality
  • The HLD100, a video delay system which can delay up to six hours of HD SDI video by using a high quality JPEG2000 compression to ensure visual lossless transparency
  • The GMA100/110/120/130/140 dual SDI (up to 3Gb/s) embedded domain audio shufflers with a 64-channel MADI input or output

About Axon

Headquartered in The Netherlands, and with offices across the world, Axon develops, manufactures and markets high quality broadcast equipment for the conversion, processing and compliance recording of audio and video signals. Products integrate advanced signal processing techniques, innovative engineering and modular flexibility and provide high quality, affordability and reliability within mission-critical broadcast applications. For more information please visit

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