Deva Broadcast Licenses Axia Livewire

Bulgarian equipment supplier will integrate IP-Audio connectivity into products


6 July 2012, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Deva Broadcast Logo 190 30Deva Broadcast Ltd. (, based in Burgas, Bulgaria, is the latest broadcast equipment maker to become an Axia Livewire partner. Deva Broadcast produces a variety of products for broadcasters, including RDS and RDBS equipment, FM monitoring and scanning devices, and IP-Audio MPEG streaming encoders / decoders.

Livewire is the broadcast networking protocol developed by Axia parent Telos Systems, which utilizes Ethernet to provide an easy way to route and share audio and logic throughout the broadcast plant. Under the Livewire Limitless License (L3), Deva Broadcast is licensed to build a Livewire interface into any or all of its products, allowing instant one-cable connection to Axia networks and communication with products from more than 40 other Livewire hardware and software partners.

The Livewire Limitless License entitles partners to build Livewire into an unlimited number of devices for a one-time license fee of just $500. As an L3 partner, Axia will supply Deva Broadcast with Livewire interface designs, specifications, source code and development information, and an option to purchase the Livewire SIM, a compact pluggable 72-pin Single Inline Module which fits Dolby-E type slots, making it easy to include native Livewire connectivity in nearly any audio gear.

Axia Audio is the world’s most popular IP-Audio networking system for broadcast. Over 3,000 studios are on-air using Axia Livewire technology; more than 25,000 connected devices, such as codecs, audio processors, phone systems, and digital delivery systems, are in the field. 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 40 Axia partners, including companies such as Nautel, AudioScience, International Datacasting, BSI, 25-Seven Systems, and Studer, now 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 .

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Axia, 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.