Axon and Arista will demonstrate a live sports IP infrastructure at NAB

The showcase on Arista’s booth features Axon’s Synapse IP control solutions and Synview IP multiviewer

Axon Digital Design and Arista Networks will use this NAB to demonstrate a live sports IP infrastructure. The showcase on Arista’s booth SL12105, in which a traditional SDI router has been replaced with an IP infrastructure, features Axon’s Synapse IP control solutions and Synview IP multiviewer, all managed by the Cerebrum control platform.


Visitors to NAB will experience a scaled down live demonstration used by a leading production company for a recent major international sports event. This original set-up consisted of multiple Arista 7050SX-64 switches in a leaf-spine configuration, combined with Axon’s Synapse IP bridges (NIO440) to convert to and from SDI, and controlled through Axon’s Cerebrum control & monitoring system. To feed IP signals directly to Axon’s Synview multiviewer, Synapse MNU100 modules were equipped with Synapse NIO440 converting SDI signals to IP for display on the multiview wall.


“We are delighted that our products performed as expected in this ground-breaking proof-of-concept and we’re proud to share this experience at NAB,” says Axon’s CEO Jan Eveleens. “As broadcasters look to move to a fully IP environment for live sports production, it’s great to be able to demonstrate our technology with confidence based on a successful real-world IP deployment.”


“This live proof-of-concept in a major international sporting event proves that by deploying IP broadcast networks with Arista Networks, media companies can take advantage of the same network management, performance, reliability and scaling efficiencies realized by cloud service providers,” said Ed Chapman, vice president of business development and allianses, Artista Networks.

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