Axia signs on in Ireland

New station powered by Element consoles

3 December 2008, Cleveland Ohio, USA

A brand-new “super-regional” radio station has just signed on in Ireland, and it’s powered by Axia networks and consoles.

Wilton Radio Ltd.’s new youth-oriented station, i105-107, signed on November 24th from new studios in Athlone in County Roscommon, serving eight counties in the Northeast and Midlands of Ireland, says Andy Linton of Total Broadcast Consultants (, Axia’s distributor in Ireland.

“It’s the first Axia installation in Ireland,” says Linton, “and the first of many as well, we feel.” The installation consists of three studios, two for on-air use and a third production studio. The Axia routing network consists of three Element modular consoles, 6 Analog Audio Nodes, 3 AES/EBU Audio Nodes, 3 Axia Studio Engines, Axia iProFiler automated logging software, PathfinderPRO router automation software, and several Studio Accessory Panels for headphone and mic control.

More than 1,000 studios worldwide are on-the-air with Axia IP-Audio system, which allow broadcasters to build audio networks of any size using standard 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.

Axia products include the popular Element modular broadcast console, 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.

For more information, please contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio by email, or by phone at +1-216-241-7225.

irish-officeThis press-ready photo of Studio 1 at i105-107 in Athlone, Ireland can be downloaded from