IDC partners with Axia

New satellite receivers to add Livewire™ connectivity

17 April, 2006, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Axia, the IP-Audio division of Telos, has announced an agreement with International Datacasting Corporation (, providers of satellite audio solutions for radio networks, to include Livewire network connectivity in IDC satellite receivers.

The addition of Axia Livewire connectivity to IDC receivers will allow radio stations to share and distribute received program audio content anywhere in their facilities directly via an IP-Audio Network, reducing and often eliminating the need for PC sound cards, D-to-A conversions and discrete audio wiring, and preserving Program-Associated Data (PAD) received and distributed with audio content.

Gary Carter, the CTO of International Datacasting, said in a recent interview that, “IDC is really proud to include Livewire in our SuperFlex Pro Audio products. Many major radio networks are excited about the benefits of introducing this low delay digital audio networking to their studio environments, as it saves money and improves distribution quality. With new technology emerging in digital audio, IDC maintains its position as a technology leader, offering next generation expertise in satellite radio products.”

“Combining Livewire connectivity with satellite downlinks and program-on-demand technology will help simplify the way radio stations receive content,” says Clark Novak, Axia Marketing Team Leader. “Stations with an Axia IP-Audio network will be able to connect their IDC satellite receivers to their network with just a single CAT-5/6 cable — no XLRs, no D/A conversions, no hassles. They can distribute content for immediate use, or archive it for later consumption, all without ever touching a sound card or distribution amp.”

IDC joins a growing list of Axia partners which includes Broadcast Electronics, D.A.V.I.D. Systems, Omnia Audio, Prophet Systems and Radio Systems, to name just a few. Axia partners offer software and hardware products which integrate directly with Axia IP-Audio networks. For a complete list of companies that provide Livewire-enabled products, please visit

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. See For information, contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio, +1-216-241-7225, or



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

IDC provides advanced products, systems and services for the implementation of broadband wireless infrastructure networks used to distribute broadband multimedia data. A leader in delivering IP-based datacasting solutions via satellite and content distribution technologies, IDC's products are in demand for high-speed Internet infrastructure, enterprise networks, distance learning, digital signage, digital cinema, radio and television broadcast networks and other multimedia content distribution applications.