BSI Joins Forces with Axia Audio

11 January 2006, Cleveland, OH USA

Broadcast Software International (, the makers of Simian Radio Automation and Stinger Instant Replay audio software, is the newest Axia Audio partner. BSI clients will now be able to purchase Axia IP-Audio networking components bundled with BSI’s audio delivery systems.

Axia, a division of Telos Systems specializing in networked studio audio products, will provide their IP-Audio Driver software to BSI. The IP-Audio Driver’s groundbreaking technology allows any PC-based audio workstation running the Windows(R) operating system to send studio-grade audio directly to Axia audio networks via standard Ethernet connection, eliminating the need for PC soundcards.

“We couldn’t be more pleased about our new partnership with Axia,” comments Chris Kehoe, General Manager of BSI. “We share a common goal: to provide superior digital audio products and outstanding service to the radio industry. We’re looking forward to working with each other.”

“BSI is a very innovative company,” says Axia President Michael Dosch. “They’ve built a loyal following by making products that exploit standard PC technology to its fullest — an approach which reduces the cost to clients by eliminating expensive proprietary hardware. This philosophy is similar to our own; Axia products let broadcasters construct ultra-reliable, scalable audio networks using standard Ethernet hardware. Using the Axia IP-Audio Driver on a Windows PC will enable BSI software to deliver IP-Audio without expensive PC soundcards. I think our collaboration is a natural fit.”

Using the Axia IP-Audio system, broadcasters can build audio networks of any size using switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms — or an entire facility. Axia audio networks can carry hundreds of digital stereo audio channels over standard CAT-6 cables or fiber links, eliminating much of the cost and complexity normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure.

BSI joins the growing list of Axia partners offering products that integrate with Axia IP-Audio networks. In addition to the soundcard-eliminating IP-Audio driver, the Axia system includes a family of microphone, analog line and AES/EBU “audio nodes” and DSP mix engines, as well as the popular Element Modular Control Surface and SmartSurface Studio Control Surface.

For more information, contact Clark Novak at Axia, +1-216-241-7225.


Axia, a Telos company, builds network-based professional audio products for broadcast, production, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Products include digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors and software for configuring, managing, and interfacing networked audio systems.

Broadcast Software International (BSI) is one of the world's leading Broadcast Software Companies, committed to delivering the industry's most cost-effective, reliable software and most consistently high standard of technical support. For over a decade, BSI has been known for unparalleled value and reliability.