AXON’s Cortex Monitors and Controls Viditech OB Vans

Viditech, a Dutch supplier of broadcast facilities, has purchased AXON’s Cortex monitoring and control software. Viditech has three OB vans and supplies its facilities to a large variety of customers in the broadcast and professional AV industry. Viditech will use AXON Cortex for the monitoring and control of equipment of its three OB vans. Viditech will also use Cortex as an upgrade to their existing OB-van OB4 (built in 2001).

The purchase by Viditech was a result of AXON’s Cortex Master Classes, which took place in October of last year. These Master Classes were set up by AXON to show the potential of Cortex.

“We are very pleased that Viditech has purchased Cortex and is willing to share its experiences with our development team”, says Leo Smeding AXON’s sales manager, Netherlands.

Jan de Pijper Viditech’s CEO adds: ”AXON’s master class on Cortex made us aware of the large potential of this monitoring and control software. We are currently working on implementing and fine-tuning Cortex for our application”.

Cortex development started as monitoring and control software for AXON’s signal processing equipment Synapse. It has since grown into a powerful package including third party products control. This software application makes the implementation of multiple video and audio signal paths easier, more efficient and cost-effective. Cortex provides comprehensive tools to configure, monitor and maintain the complete range of Synapse products as well as a wide variety of other devices.

The basic monitoring and control functionality of Cortex is supplied with the purchase of AXON equipment, like Synapse and SynView (multiview system). Cortex can be extended with Cortex Panel View, Cortex Router Control, and Cortex SNMP Control and Monitoring.

Cortex Panel View allows users to design and display customized interfaces for any device controlled and monitored by Cortex. Cortex-Router Control extends Cortex Panel View by allowing third-party routers to be controlled and monitored using native routing protocols. The status of a routing device is shown in the device view and can be controlled using the uploaded mnemonics from the router if supported. Cortex-SNMP allows users to connect, control and monitor thousands of third-party devices supporting the SNMP interface – such as servers, mixers, character generators, waveform monitors – from within Cortex.

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