It was not that long ago that the NAB Show did not debut Ethernet switches. Welcome to the New Broadcast Order.
TSL Products is using the show as a showcase for its new Axius managed Ethernet switches. These switches are designed for handling audio and video over IP networks within a facility (i.e. Layer 2 LAN) or interfacing with other IP networks (i.e. Layer 3 WAN).
TSL Products Product Manager Pieter Schillebeeckx explained, “What is special about the new switch is that it has been developed from the ground up around accurate timing and synchronization through a very tight implementation of Precision Time Protocol (PTP), also known as IEEE 1588, which is used in the majority of high-end audio/video-over-IP supported equipment.”
The Axius switches are also compatible with AVB, AES67, Ravenna, Stagebox and SMPTE 2022-based systems.
Initially there are two Axius boxes available. The MES-1 has 10 ports with eight 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and two 1Gbps Ethernet SFP ports. The more rugged MES-1-R has eight ports, with Neutrik latching connectors for secure operations in challenging environments. Its port complement is six 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and two 1Gbps Ethernet SFP ports.
NAB Booth: N1123