Open Radio likes Axia Audio integration

French software company becomes latest Axia playout partner


23 August 2012, Cleveland Ohio, USA

ar 200 200 transparentFrench software company Audio Research, makers of the Open Radio software suite, is the latest Axia Audio Software partner — one of more than 40 broadcast technology companies making products that connect directly to Axia IP-Audio studio routing networks.

Since 1998, Open Radio software has provided broadcasters in French-speaking countries complete management of radio broadcasting, including programming, traffic, music
scheduling, live and automated broadcasting, and more.

As an Axia Partner, Open Radio can offer their clients software solutions that include the Axia IP-Audio Driver, which allows computers to connect directly to Axia networks without the need for a PC sound card. Open Radio will also be able to provide broadcasters with integration services which include complete Axia AoIP console + routing networks.

"Open Radio is perfectly interfaced with the Axia solution," says Benjamin Aubry, Sales Manager of Audio Research. "Information exchange between our software and the Axia console is bi-directional, so we can provide a better level of communication between software and hardware. For example, Open Radio can send the Axia desk a list of audio elements that are in the queue, and their status — ready, playing, stopped, et cetera. Broadcasters have been waiting for the time when broadcast software and hardware would work intelligently together... that time has arrived!"

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 .

For more about Open Radio, visit or contact Benjamin Aubry at .For more information about Axia, visit, and for media information, contact Clark Novak at, or call +1 216-241-7225.


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.