Routing Control

Getting audio around your facility with Axia Routing is incredibly easy, because we offer a fully AoIP solution, with no proprietary TDM mainframe sitting in the middle of the system. In other words, our routing control is AoIP not just at the edges of the network, but throughout. This opens up broadcasters to the world of nonproprietary off-the-shelf products from the IT world, which means a huge cost savings. Why? Because you are able to buy a Cisco switch or other product from the IT world rather than paying for a single broadcast manufacturer's expensive, proprietary technology. With Axia AoIP routing, everyone is able to afford routing control, not just huge studios with big budgets.

Axia's Pathfinder Core PRO Virtual Machine (VM) and appliance offers an amazingly rich set of tools you can use to customize and command your entire Axia network, allowing you to craft extremely sophisticated routing functions. Define automated switching events, construct custom software control panels, change between presets manually, on a daypart schedule, or via an external trigger. Pathfinder’s advanced features include the ability to sense silence at a particular audio port and patch around it automatically — and even send the engineer an e-mail notification. And that’s just the start.

Axia Pathfinder Core PRO with screensWith Axia, if it's on the network, the routing capabilities are endless. Not only is Axia Routing an all-AoIP solution, but it works hand-in-hand with everything else that is on the audio network thanks to the Telos Alliance's Livewire+ AES67 protocol, the very first AoIP protocol invented for broadcast. Livewire+ AES67 goes beyond the AES67 standard to not only pass audio, but GPIO, PAD, and Advertising/Discovery info on the network. If you can hear it, you can put it on the air. And if you can talk to it, you can send it a Mix-Minus.

Livewire+ AES67 is also 100% compliant with the AES67 standard, connecting natively with any audio anywhere on the network (LAN or WAN) and, again, avoiding the hassles that come from using proprietary technology like TDM. It's also the largest AoIP ecosystem in broadcast, with more than 100 partners, 8,000 connected Axia consoles, and 100,000 Livewire devices. Being part of this huge community offers big advantages for broadcasters, who can connect everything via Livewire—faster, easier, and with real cost and time savings.

Contact your Axia Dealer, visit our AoIP Studios page, visit the links on this page to learn more about why Axia Routing Control is the most flexible, capable, and open way to get your audio from point to point with ease. 

 

Routing Control Products

Axia Pathfinder Core PRO - Axia Pathfinder Core PRO Advanced Routing Control Virtual Machine and Appliance streamlines routing in complex facilities with hundreds of sources and hundreds of audio destinations by offering easier, more intuitive control over audio workflows. It centralizes your Axia devices, letting you make route changes from the centralized Pathfinder Core PRO web interface. Logic Flows—a new flow-chart-style events system—makes events easier to create, adjust, and monitor in real time.

Axia Routing Control Panels – Along with PathfinderPC and PathfinderPRO routing control software, Axia Routing Control Panels put fingertip control of inputs, outputs, and routing scene changes anywhere you’ve got a rack space.

Axia Studio Control Panels - Axia Studio Control Panels are a family of panels designed for flush-mounting in desktop or turret cabinetry. They allow you to place control of headphone source selection, mic off/on control, and even GPIO machine control at talent and guest desk positions, where they’re most convenient.

Telos Alliance xNodes - Fully AES67-compliant xNodes are a lightweight, half-rack, high-performance IP-Audio interface solution loaded with advanced features and capabilities.

Telos Alliance xSwitch - xSwitch is the world’s only zero-configuration Ethernet switch optimized for Livewire IP-Audio applications. 

Axia xSelector - Combines the routing functions of an XY router control panel with the audio outputs of an Axia xNode. Six convenient “radio buttons” can be quickly programmed for instant access to favorite sources.

 

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