Axon unveils Neuron: the world’s first Network Attached Processor (NAP) for Broadcast IP environments

Broadcast infrastructure specialist Axon will unveil Neuron, the world’s first Network Attached Processor (NAP) at IBC this year.

Developed to address the needs of complex IP and hybrid environments, this next generation signal processing platform supports 200 Gb/s and 64 channels or 16 UHD channels in a single rack unit.

“The move to IP is causing many in the broadcast industry sleepless nights, particularly the challenge of integrating and controlling increasingly complex technology layers whilst providing guaranteed bandwidth performance for new formats such as UHD,” said Axon’s CTO Peter Schut.

“To resolve these issues, a NAP is required: a Network Attached Processor. And with our new Neuron NAP, Axon is setting the standard. We’re delighted to launch Neuron at IBC and demonstrate this disruptive technology to visitors.

"It has already been enthusiastically welcomed by our clients, many of whom are pioneers in IP production, and they have been blown away by its spectacular performance. We are confident that Neuron will both ease and accelerate the move to IP – particularly in sports production where its guaranteed bandwidth performance will support the rollout of new formats including 8K.”