MAYAH Connects with Axia

Newest Axia Partner Licenses Livewire™ technology for broadcast products

Axia welcomes MAYAH Communications to the growing ranks of broadcast equipment companies who have licensed Livewire IP-Audio technology via the Livewire Limitless License.

"MAYAH Communications has signed up for Livewire with Telos Systems / Axia Audio in order to fulfill the increasing demand to support Axia products via MAYAH audio codecs," says MAYAH President Detlef Wiese. "We believe that the increase in IP connectivity in LAN's and WAN's needs to be supported with more compatibility, as demonstrated by MAYAH and Axia supporting open standards. The combination will provide benefits to the customers, who can seamlessly integrate these products and connect to more than 11,000 MAYAH audio codec devices world-wide."

"With over 3,000 Axia studios, and more than 25,000 connected devices on-air, broadcasters have made Axia the most popular IP-Audio networking technology on Earth," says Axia President Michael "Catfish" Dosch. "Codecs, audio processors, phone systems, digital delivery systems — these are just a few of the professional audio devices that connect natively to Livewire networks, and more are on the way. We look forward to the day when every audio device connects with just a single click."

Livewire is the audio networking protocol developed by Axia for broadcast applications. It has become the de-facto standard for IP-Audio connectivity, utilizing Ethernet to route and share audio and logic throughout the broadcast plant. Under the Livewire Limitless License MAYAH 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 30 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.

Over 30 Axia partners, including companies such as Nautel, AudioScience, International Datacasting, BSI, 25-Seven Systems, and Studer have taken advantage of the Livewire Limitless License. 


Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Along with the popular Element 2.0 modular console for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include the PowerStation integrated console engine, intercom systems, digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.