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Axon Focuses On 4K/UHD and IP
A

xon Digital Design will be
attending Broadcast Asia 2017
with a raft of new products that are on
show for the first time in the region.
Recognising the importance of UHD
technology, Axon anticipates a positive
response to its new SynView modular
multiviewer.
Capable of handling both 4K and
any IP video formats, SynView is
ready for the future and can support
whatever video transport mechanism
the industry chooses to adopt. This
new multiviewer is also ideal 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.
Compared to earlier systems,
SynView's feature-set has been
significantly enhanced, with double
the amount of inputs, eight times
the amount of outputs (heads),
UHD/4K/60Hz output resolution on
display outputs and a six-fold increase
of processing power. The system can
now scale, position, de-embed, overlay
and process eight video channels.
Axon will also focus on the
challenges broadcasters face as they

transition from SDI to IP. As the local
representative for Utah Scientific, it
will highlight how both companies
are developing products for 4K and
IP by showing routers that deliver SDI
(including UHD) and S2022 content.
Axon will also show its new
Synapse NIO440, an eight-channel
bi-directional Ethernet/SDI bridge
from 3G/HD-SDI to uncompressed
Ethernet video transport and decentralised routing. NIIO440 can be
used as a point to point video/audio/
data connection (using standard fibreoptic cables or SMPTE camera cables,
avoiding CWDM infrastructures and
cost) and it provides point to multipoint routing and distribution using IT
switches.
Axon
product
lines

Orban Releases NeuStar Air2
Codec Pre-Conditioner
O

rban, a leader in world-class
audio processing, has announced
the availability of the Orban NeuStar
Air2 codec pre-conditioner.
Designed to significantly improve the
quality of lossy, compressed audio, the
NeuStar Air2 codec pre-conditioner
provides perceived audio quality of
twice the effective bit-rate.
The NeuStar Air2 was specifically
designed to improve the sonic
performance of low bit-rate internet
streams, HD Radio multicasts, DAB/
DAB+ and DRM channels.
Orban's proprietary codec preprocessing engine has been specially
tuned for operation at 24kbps, 32kbps,
48kbps, 64kbps and 128kbps rates
with any codec including HE-AAC v2.
The NeuStar Air2 made its official
debut at NAB 2017 and is available
for immediate shipment.
In all Orban introduced
12 new processing products
ranging from a new top-of-

the-line Optimod-FM processor to a
suite of openGear cards for stereo and
5.1 surround TV.
New in the Optimod-FM line are:
*	 5500i - now with a full-featured
RDS / RBDS generator with PS
scrolling;
*	 5700i - now with full-featured RDS
/ RBDS generator with PS scrolling, as
well as FM and HD outputs;
*	 8600Si - now with FM and HD
outputs;
*	 8700i - includes a processed lowlatency headphone output, Dante AoIP
(AES 67) and Orban's newly patented
Xponential Loudness algorithm.
For the TV, Mastering and Production
industries is the iMix 5.1 Headphone
Monitor, a monitor that provides

accurate rendering of 5.1 images in the
user's headphones without the use of
artificial ambience or special encoding.
Of interest to OB trucks and live TV
productions is Orban's demonstration
of a 3D intercom that clearly isolates
individual intercom channels to spatial
points in headphones.
Orban is also introducing six
cards for the openGear TV platform
including:
OTV-22 - dual, discrete stereo
instances of Orban's exclusive
OPTIMOD TV loudness control
with industry-standard, worldwide
compliant
ITU-BS.1770
loudness
measurement;
OTV-M2S - four instances of Orban's
newest Mono2Stereo algorithm that

Due to its highly flexible architecture,
this ground-breaking product can
help customers move to an IP based
infrastructure with compatibility of all
possible current and future standards.
At present, the card is compatible
with both AVB/TSN and S2022. Future
standards such as VSF-TR03/TR04 -
and of course SMPTE-2059 - are also
within its capability and compatibility
will be achieved by future software
upgrades.
Axon's Broadcast Asia line-up
includes its ever popular Cerebrum
control and monitoring software. The
latest version of Cerebrum supports
products from Everzt, AJA, AXIA, Allen
& Heath, Panasonic, Ross, Yamaha,
Rohde & Schwartz, Quintech and
Blackmagic. Axon's final new product
at Broadcast Asia is AZilPix Studio.
One - a virtual camera system that
is designed for live video capture
and streaming. The system employs
cost-effective, ultra-high resolution
cameras with wide angle and/or fish
eye lenses, thus allowing content
producers to capture every aspect of a
live event from multiple angles.

makes artefact-free stereo audio from
mono feeds;
OTV-5.1 Live - a suite of ultra lowlatency 5.1 surround processors for
live and broadcast audio including the
257 Decoder, 752 Encoder and iMix 5.1
Headphone monitor;
OTV-510 - Low-latency 5.1 Surround
Loudness Monitor and Controller for
Production and Transmission using
the industry-standard, worldwide
compliant
ITU-BS.1770
loudness
measurement and Orban's exclusive
OPTIMOD TV loudness control;
OTV-MUX HD - a high-quality
program audio embedder for up to
eight AES audio channels into a 3G/
HD/SD SDI signal, providing sample
rate conversion, summing with gain of
+10dB, audio delay up to one second
and channel invert;
OTV-DMX HD - a high-quality
programme audio de-embedder for up
to eight AES channels from a 3G/HD/
SD SDI signal.

Orban NeuStar Air2 codec pre-conditioner


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