Licensed users receive no-charge upgrade
17 August 2012, Cleveland Ohio, USA
Axia Audio has just released an update for the Axia IP-Audio Driver for Windows®, making a no-charge upgrade available to all licensed users.
“Our R&D team is always coming up with new ideas, improving things and adding new features to Axia products,” says Axia marketing manager Clark Novak. “Sometimes I think they’ve cornered the market on energy drinks...those guys just never stop.”
Version 188.8.131.52 of the Axia IP-Audio Driver for Windows contains several new features, including support for playback of very short sound files of less than 2 seconds, improved I/O metering response, and enhancements to Driver operation when used in ASIO mode.
“ASIO stands for ‘Audio Stream Input/Output’,” says Novak. “It’s a professional Windows sound driver protocol. Pro audio workstation software supports ASIO because it provides a low-latency, high fidelity interface for audio software applications. Of course, the Axia Driver supports the standard Microsoft driver model as well.”
The IP-Audio Driver for Windows helps broadcasters reduce cost and cabling in-studio by eliminating the PC soundcards used in delivery system PCs, editing workstations and other playout systems. 32- and 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems are supported, enabling users to connect their audio workstation and playout PCs directly to their Axia networks via Ethernet — no discrete audio I/O or logic cabling is needed. It’s available in two versions: a standard version that provides one stereo output and one stereo input; and an OEM version available from Axia delivery system partners, which provides 24 bi-directional stereo channels.
Users of the single-stream IP-Audio Driver may download a software update; users with the multi-stream version should obtain the update directly from their delivery system provider.
Axia allows broadcasters to quickly and easily build audio networks using switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms, or an entire facility. Axia networks have a total system capacity of more than 10,000 audio streams, and can carry hundreds of digital stereo channels (plus machine logic and PAD) over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure.
Axia, a Telos Alliance company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Along with the Element 2.0, iQ, Radius, DESQ and RAQ AoIP consoles for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include intercom systems, digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.