Axia XY Routing Control Panels now shipping

30 March 2009, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Axia Audio is now shipping its X1, X2 and XY Router Control panels, new additions to an already-extensive lineup of rack- and turret-mounted control panels and console drop-in modules.

Axia’s X1 Router Control panel lets operators instantly route any source on their Axia Livewire™ network to a specified destination. Users can quickly scroll through available channels on the bright, high-visibility display, then press the “Take” key to make an immediate route change.

The X2 Router Control panel provides the routing functionality of two X1 Panels in a single chassis; each separate control routes any available network source to an individually specified destination. Axia Router Control panels connect to the network via a single Ethernet connection, and occupy 1 rack space.

The XY Router Control panel lets operators route any source to any destination within the Livewire network. Select source, then destination, press “Take” and the change is made at once. Ideal for placement in control room, TOC, NOC or anywhere else hands-on access to audio routing is required.

These XY controls are the latest additions to Axia’s wide variety of routing panels, which include dynamic 9- and 17-button SmartSwitch control panels with backlit, interactive LCD displays, economical 5-, 10- and 15-button FilmCap control panels, desk-mounted accessory panels for producer/host access to routing functions, drop-in button panels for on-console routing functions, and a Router Selector node with independent AES3 and analog I/O.

The Axia IP-Audio system allows broadcasters to build audio networks of any size 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 (or nearly a hundred surround) channels over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure. Products include the iQ and popular Element 2.0 broadcast consoles, the IP-Intercom system, a family of “audio nodes” that allow easy mixing and matching of digital, analog and microphone audio, and a comprehensive suite of network administration and routing control software.

Visitors to NAB2010 can see the complete line of Axia products in the Central Hall at the Telos / Omnia / Axia display in Booth #C146. For more information, contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio, via email at or by phone at +1-216-241-7225.


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