Telos Launches Axia Subsidiary

New Company to Provide Networked Audio Products for Broadcast and Pro-Audio

9 April 2004, Cleveland, Ohio USA

Telos Systems announced today the formation of a new subsidiary: Axia. This new company will focus on providing professional networked audio products for broadcast and other professional audio applications. Some of the initial products include digital audio routing switchers, mixing engines, and (console) control surfaces for broadcast air and production, all networked using Livewire™ technology over standard Ethernet.

All Axia products are inherently modular and scalable; clients can connect a few devices or a few hundred. Installation, using Cat-6 cable and RJ-45 connections, is fast and easy. And because the Axia network is based on standard switched-Ethernet technology, costs are dramatically lower than any other digital approach.

"Axia products are the ideal solution for modern, computer-centric studios," says Michael Dosch, President of Axia. "With Axia products in the studio, computers can finally connect with the audio network in a useful manner. Audio, logic, routine IP traffic, and even PAD data for digital radio and RBDS are all conveyed over the same net. This simple approach dramatically reduces infrastructure costs."

"We are all quite enthusiastic about Axia, and so are our clients," Dosch continues. "Some of the Axia products were previewed by clients at last year's NAB convention, and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Several of those previewed products even won awards from two major industry publications… not bad for a brand-new company!"

"It's not every day a new company is formed within our industry," commented Telos founder and CEO Steve Church. "Client response to the core Axia technology has been so positive; we decided that this could not just be another Telos product line. We needed the concentration of energy that only a dedicated business could provide. With Mike in charge, we have an experienced hand at the wheel - someone who well knows mixing consoles and studio systems from his days as the console designer and general manager at PR&E. Livewire gives us an excellent fundamental technology and we've been devoted to getting it right, but now we are ready to move on to the next stage: a focus on delivering to clients advanced, but practical, solutions.

An interview with Michael Dosch is at For product photos or more information, contact Clark Novak at +1-216-241-7225. You can also, or email Axia products will be displayed in the Telos booth, N1416, at the NAB convention in Las Vegas.


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