Axis is a compact range of 16 x 16, 1RU self-contained routing switchers that addresses a wide range of audio visual routing requirements from traditional broadcast to new media casting technologies. Axis routers can be supplied in either master or slave frame configurations. Master frames have an internal controller permitting them to be used as standalone routers and can be supplied with or without an integral X-Y control panel. Additionally, up to three slave frames can be controlled from a master frame enabling routers with up to four breakaway levels to be constructed. Master frames are fitted with two control ports, pre-configured as one panel port for up to sixteen control panels (including the integral panel) and one remote control port. Axis, however, is more than just a stand-alone routing system. An editable database releases the router's full potential, permitting the control ports to be configured as either panel ports, supporting a mixture of up to 32 control panels and under-monitor displays, or as remote control ports. With its editable database. Axis can be configured to provide control for up to eight breakaway levels. Full control compatibility with the parallel control bus used on Pro-Bel's Freeway routers, and the use of Pro-Bel general switcher protocol on the remote control ports, guarantees operation with all Pro-Bel control systems, enabling axis routers to be seamlessly incorporated with existing or new router installations.