Axon Enhances SynCross Broadcast Routing Solution
SynCross is a good example of an Axon product – small, light and smart. Developed in response to customers’ needs, SynCross is a Synapse-based modular video routing system capable of switching 3Gb/s, HD and SD SDI signals, as well as compressed domain signals such as ASI/DVB and SSI/SMPTE-310.
The SynCross routing system occupies from just one slot in Axon’s Synapse frame for a 8 input/ 8 output system, whilst up to five slots for a system with 40 inputs and outputs. It is a simple and intuitive task to expand a SynCross system up to 40 inputs and outputs (square and non-square), either digital, analogue video, HDMI or a mix of these options.
The routing system can be controlled via Ethernet, Cortex Control Panels or by Cortex – the company’s innovative software-based monitoring and control system. ACP and a RS422 port is available for control via third-party automation systems. SynCross utilizes a special interconnection board which integrates two, three, four or five separate connector panels to create a single sophisticated routing system.
“AXON celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - over this period, we have established a position at the leading edge of technical development within the markets we serve,” commented Peter Schut, CTO at Axon. “The majority of our product portfolio has been developed with a significant customer input, and so it is with SynCross. This powerful routing solution is scalable and highly cost-effective – we are confident that it will be a highlight of the show for us.”
Based in Gilze, Netherlands, 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 applications.