Orban partners with Axia Audio

26 January 2012, Cleveland Ohio USA

Orban (www.orban.com) is the latest broadcast technology company to license the Axia Livewire™ AoIP standard.

"25,000+ active Livewire devices in the world make Livewire far and away the leading audio over IP solution," comments Axia President Michael Dosch. "Some companies make networks that only connect to their own gear. Where's the value in that?

"Axia clients – over 2,500 studios' worth – constantly tell us how much they love being able to connect to codecs, audio processors, phone systems, playout computers, and other Livewire devices using just a single cable," Dosch continues. "Orban's choice to become a Livewire partner shows that they understand the power of standards-based networks, too."

Livewire is the broadcast networking standard 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), Orban 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. As an L3 partner, Axia will supply Orban 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.

Over 30 Axia partners, including companies such as Nautel, AudioScience, International Datacasting, BSI, 25-Seven Systems, and RCS Sound Software already offer broadcast hardware and software that connects directly with Livewire networks. More than 2,500 radio studios are equipped with Axia AoIP networks, and over 25,000 Livewire-equipped devices are in daily service.


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.