First Axia network in Middle East debuts
20 October 2009, Cleveland Ohio, USA
The first Axia-powered radio station in the Middle East has debuted with the sign-on of the Qatar Foundation’s QF Radio (www.qfradio.org.qa) in Doha, Qatar.
Equipment, provided by Axia distributors AVC Group, includes two Element 2.0 radio consoles, along with mixing engines, Audio Nodes and network administration software, as well as Omnia-6 audio processing gear from Omnia Audio.
“The new Axia studio and other facility upgrades end Phase one of this project,” says AVC’s Andrew McTeigue. “Additional Axia studios are currently in the planning stage with deployment scheduled for early 2010.”
The flexibility of the Axia studio allows QF Radio to use it not only for 24/7 broadcasting, but also to produce interviews for Internet and FM broadcast, and for podcasts. A fiber-optic link delivers audio and remote control to the FM transmitter, effectively extending the Axia studio network to deliver 24-bit, uncompressed audio directly to the transmitter site.
The Axia IP-Audio system allows broadcasters to build audio networks of any size using standard switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms, or an entire facility. 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 over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure. Additionally, broadcast equipment and playout systems from over two-dozen Axia Partners connect directly to Axia networks using standard Ethernet connections.
Element 2.0, the latest version of Axia's popular modular broadcast console, is a best-seller with over 1,500 Axia consoles installed around the world in just 6 short years.
For more information, please contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio by email atcnovak@AxiaAudio.com, or by phone at +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 modular console for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.