Way back in 2003, Axia Audio, the studio audio division of the Telos Alliance, invented Audio over IP for Broadcast. We did what no one had ever done before—create professional radio gear that networks using standard Ethernet, for use in digital audio routing, mixing, and distribution systems for Broadcast and other Pro Audio applications.
The foundational technology in all Axia products is Livewire plus AES67—we call it Livewire+—an AoIP protocol that enables high-reliability, low-delay uncompressed digital audio over Ethernet, including audio, logic, control, and program associated data (PAD). Devices connect together using standard Ethernet cables; audio and control routing is accomplished with off-the-shelf Ethernet switches. Axia Livewire+ has built-in compliance with the AES67 standard. That's because Axia and the Telos Alliance are committed proponents of AoIP interoperability—first as charter, supporting members of the X192 Working Group that defined AES67, and now as founding members of the Media Networking Alliance, a group of prominent equipment manufacturers formed to actively promote the adoption and implementation of the AES67 standard.
Today, Axia mixing consoles, digital audio routers, broadcast intercom systems, and routing control software—along with other Telos brands and 85+ partners—are powering broadcast studios around the globe, with more than 7,000 mixing consoles and 70,000 networked audio devices—many from Axia Livewire+ Partners. Explore the links and products here, and check out our Axia Users Forum where Axia fans can ask questions, share tips and ideas.
The advantage of an all-Livewire system is full support of advertising/discovery, GPIO, and Program Associated Data throughout every link in the system.
Here, the microphones, speakers, and codecs are interconnected using AES67 instead of Livewire. While these devices can coexist within the Livewire system, with only an AES67 connection, they do not have the ability to support advertising/discovery, GPIO, and Program Associated Data (PAD) as Livewire does today.
Virtual Radio is the future, and the future is here! Audio over IP (AoIP) has become the standard for broadcast facilities, allowing broadcast plants to be more powerful, less expensive to buy and maintain, and faster to build. In a neverending effort to optimize workflows, broadcasters want to take advantage of what AoIP enables next: the ability to control content creation virtually. They now get to see and control their gear via optimized graphical user interfaces, no matter where they are—in the studio or on remote. With Virtual Radio control, they can put themselves on the air from anywhere!
Networked Radio Consoles
Fusion is the new Axia modular console packed with features and capabilities refined from over a decade's worth of IP-Audio experience. Fusion : where design, technology and knowledge intersect.
Available in sizes from 8 to 24 faders - perfect for large or small studios
Radius is an all-in-one console system designed for medium-to-small standalone or networked studios, where no more than eight faders are needed.
Six-fader, two-bus Axia DESQ console is a cost-effective, small-footprint option for small production studios, remote vehicles, content ingest stations, or even "personal" mixers for programming personnel.
Six-fader Axia RAQ console provides a convenient way to add a physical mixing surface nearly anywhere, no matter how space-limited.
PowerStation is an all-in-one mixing engine for Axia Fusion and Element consoles that combines audio I/O, console power supply, mixing engine and built-for-broadcast network switch into one easy-to-deploy package.
Fanless, standalone Linux-based mixing engine with dual-redundant power supplies, for Axia Fusion and Element AoIP consoles.
Integrated, networked console engine for Axia iQ mixing consoles combines audio I/O, console power supply, mixing engine and built-for-broadcast network switch into one easy-to-deploy package.
QOR.16 is the Axia integrated console engine for Radius, DESQ and RAQ mixing consoles, with audio I/O, console power supply, mixing engine and network switch.
Audio Interfaces & Routing Control
The Zero-Configuration Network Switch Built for IP-Audio.
The most advanced AoIP interfaces on the planet.
Axia xSelector combines the routing functions of an XY router control panel with the audio outputs of an Axia xNode - a dual-purpose device equally useful in studios, rack-rooms or transmitter sites.
Fingertip routing control, just where you need it.
Routing Control, Automation & Facility Management Appliance
PathfinderPC and PathfinderPRO router control tools are an amazingly rich set of tools that can help you automatically customize and command your entire Axia network.
Routing and mic / headphone control panels for turret-mounting or desktop flush-mounting put controls right at talent's fingertips.
Approved Ethernet Switches
We get asked a lot about which switches work best with Livewire IP-Audio networks. Here's a list of switches tested and approved by Axia.
The only broadcast intercom system that connects directly to Livewire AoIP networks. Hassle-free installation, no central switching matrix, instant communication. And broadcast-quality audio, too.
At Axia, innovation is the name of the game and the one-of-a-kind Axia IP-Tablet is proof positive.
Pure Digital Audio from Networked PCs
If you've ever wanted to give talent remote control of your mixing console -- or even construct a "virtual console" that controls a mixing engine with no physical surface -- Axia SoftSurface is what you're after.
An intelligent network maintenance and diagnostics suite that consolidates managing, updating, remotely-controlling and auto-documenting your Axia system into one easy-to-use software application.
Turn any connected PC into an instant listening station. Listen instantly to any network audio source, right on your computer desktop.
iProFiler is the award-winning audio archiving software that integrates with Axia IP-Audio networks. Capture up to 24 simultaneous channels of Livewire stereo audio -- without sound cards!
Livewire+ AES67 Partners
Dozens of prestigious broadcast hardware and software manufacturers provide products that integrate seamlessly with Axia IP-Audio networks. Click to see the full listing.
Livewire+ AES67 AoIP Networking
Livewire is the world's first and most popular AoIP networking system. Now, our new Livewire+ AES67 protocol is poised to be what's next.