In 2003, Axia Audio, the studio audio division of the Telos Alliance, invented Audio-over-IP for broadcasting. We did what no one had ever done before: created 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+, a patented AoIP protocol that enables high-reliability, low-delay uncompressed digital audio over Ethernet. Axia Livewire+ has built in compliance with the AES-67 standard. Axia and its parent company, The Telos Alliance, are committed proponents of AoIP interoperability -- first as charter, supporting members of the X192 Working Group which defined AES-67, and now as members of the Media Networking Alliance, a group of prominent broadcast equipment manufacturers formed to actively promote the adoption and implementation of the AES67 standard.
Every Axia product is networked using Ethernet - including audio, logic, control and program associated data, or "PAD". Devices connect together using standard Ethernet cables; audio and control routing is accomplished with off-the-shelf Ethernet switches.
Today, Axia mixing consoles, digital audio routers, broadcast intercom systems and routing control software are the world's standard in networked broadcast studio technology, with more than 5,500 mixing consoles and over 50,000 networked audio devices - many from Axia Livewire+ Partners - powering broadcast studios around the globe. There's also an Axia Users Forum where Axia fans can ask questions, share tips and ideas.
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