Clear Channel expands Axia networks in Florida

19 October 2012, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Clear Channel's radio clusters in the Miami, Tampa and Orlando markets have added to their Axia studio networks, expanding existing installations with consoles, IP-Intercom equipment, and other Axia IP-Audio networking gear. All three station clusters have added to their networks with xNodes, the new AoIP interfaces introduced at NAB 2012; a variety of Microphone, Analog, AES/EBU and GPIO xNodes have been shipped to the stations.

The new Axia xNodes won multiple awards at NAB, and have since proved very popular with Axia clients, says Axia Marketing Manager Clark Novak. "Axia clients are pretty fanatical about their gear to begin with, but xNodes really seem to get their juices flowing. They tell us they really appreciate things like one-button setup, redundant power, dual network ports, Power-over-Ethernet capability, high-rez OLED displays and the fact that you can fit two of them into a single 1RU space," says Novak.

Clear Channel's Miami cluster also added a 28-position Element console to their system. Axia Element consoles are the world's most popular AoIP broadcast mixers, with over 2,500 in daily service. They feature four stereo mixing buses, the ability to store and recall 99 Show Profiles console "snapshots", dedicated mix-minus generation for each fader, and work with the Axia PowerStation integrated console engine, which includes a full complement of audio I/O and a zero-configuration, built-for-broadcast Ethernet switch.

Axia AoIP networks and consoles are installed in over 4,500 studios worldwide. 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.

Over 45 Axia partners, including companies such as Nautel, AudioScience, International Datacasting, BSI, 25-Seven Systems, and Studer, make broadcast equipment that connects using the Livewire standard. For a complete list of Axia Partners, visit .

Axia also supports the high-performance RAVENNA IP-Audio standard, which is backed by companies like Genelec, Neumann, Sonifex, Merging Technologies and Lawo. For further information please visit .

To find out more about Axia Audio, email Clark Novak at, telephone +1-216-241-7225, or visit .


Axia Audio, 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.