Axia® iQx AoIP Console Offers Endless Connectivity, Fewer Components

A surface and engine in one chassis, Axia iQx simplifies setup while providing nearly endless connectivity options. 

CLEVELAND, OH – 6 December 2018  Axia® launches its new iQx AoIP console today. It looks like a traditional console, but it’s actually a surface and mix engine rolled into one. Axia dove deep with AES67, giving users access to every source, anywhere on the network with nearly limitless connection possibilities.

Traditionally, surfaces need to be connected to a separate mix engine, the so-called “brains” of the system. Axia iQx combines the mix engine and surface into one unit. That‘s one less component and connection users need to worry about when building their studios, allowing them to get up and running quickly and easily.

Built from the ground up as an AoIP console, iQx is AES67-compliant and stands fully capable of supporting emerging standards including SMPTE 2110-30. There’s no limit to the number of sources and connections users can access on the network. 

If you already have an existing AoIP network, you may not even need to add additional I/O, meaning you don’t have to pay for I/O interfaces you don’t need. You can connect your iQx and access any audio source, anywhere on the network, from anywhere in the world. If you have iQ consoles on your network, simply drop in an iQx and share resources without having to add additional equipment. 

Create an instant studio by adding a Telos Alliance xNode to support local microphones, headphones, and any other sources you might want, and you’re up and running fast. Add additional xNodes or an xSwitch to expand I/O and network switching capabilities as needed.

While iQx is sophisticated inside, it’s familiar on the outside so there’s no steep learning curve. Configuration is also a no-brainer thanks to a built-in web GUI—no proprietary application required. And while some locations where consoles are installed can be tight on rack space, iQx doesn’t require any thanks to the integrated engine. The console can be placed tabletop, without the need to modify furniture. All while offering network and power redundancy expected by world-class broadcast facilities.

iQx is great for nontraditional studio setups too, such as a temporary studio for a special event. Broadcasters can add or move a studio quickly with iQx or mix sports, remote talent, or audio that isn’t located in your studio, bringing in sources from all over the world. Control is not just a local thing either; an iQx can be controlled from the remote site, so no in-studio operator is required. With iQx, you have access to everything, everywhere. 

In addition to its own unique advantages, iQx is an AoIP console at its heart, giving broadcasters all the benefits that come with an AoIP network. More flexibility, easier and faster installs, cost efficiency, a decentralized system without a single point of failure, and the ability to upgrade from analog one studio at a time are all upsides of AoIP. Once a source is on an AoIP audio network, it can be made available to any device on that same network. In the analog days, this could only be accomplished with costly routing switchers or stacks of distribution amps. Now, any station with an AoIP network has this capability built in. Finally, with no analog audio physically inside an AoIP console, you reduce or even eliminate interference that can compromise sound. With AoIP, stations enjoy much cleaner audio throughout the studio facility.

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About The Telos Alliance

For three decades, the brands of the Telos Alliance have revolutionized radio and television by pioneering disruptive, cutting-edge audio technology with the goal of helping global networks and local stations produce better programming, improve audience engagement, and bolster ratings. The Telos Alliance is made up of six brands—Telos Systems, Omnia Audio, AxiaAudio, Linear Acoustic, 25-SevenSystems, and MinnetonkaAudio—that raise the bar for quality and innovation in the radio and television industries. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with additional offices and dealers around the world, the Telos Alliance offers an industry-leading warranty and backs users' critical on-air needs with worldwide 24/7 round-the-clock