07 January, 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA
Three more educational broadcasters have recently upgraded their student-run radio stations to Axia IP consoles and routing gear, continuing a trend among College- and University-run stations toward affordable, easy-to-operate Axia IP-Audio equipment.
Lindenwood University’s KCLC-FM in St. Charles, Missouri, St. Olaf College’s KSTO-FM in Northfield, Minnesota, and Southern Illinois University’s WSIE-FM in Edwardsville, Illinois are the latest stations to upgrade to Element 2.0 mixing consoles and routing networks.
“More than 60 U.S. colleges and universities now use Axia,” notes Axia marketing director Clark Novak. “As educators, these institutions must train their students to run the equipment commercial broadcasters use, but they also need boards that can stand up to student operators. Element consoles are bullet-proof, and with more than 2,000 consoles on-air, Axia more than satisfies their needs.”
Element 2.0 consoles are ruggedly built for 24/7 operation. They’re fabricated from machined aluminum extrusions and loaded with precision avionics-grade switches, heavy-duty side-loading faders, adjustable LED lighting and tough, dirt-resistant inset Lexan module coverings. Element features include voice and headphone processing by Omnia, automatic mix-minus, an eight-channel Virtual Mixer that combines multiple audio streams for single-fader control, motorized faders, built-in control for Telos phone systems, and Show Profiles that instantly recall talent’s favorite settings.
Axia AoIP allows broadcasters to quickly and easily build audio networks using 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 and PAD) over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure.
Press- and Web-ready photos of Axia Element consoles (shown here with PowerStation console engine) can be downloaded from the Axia Photo Gallery atAxiaAudio.com/pix/.
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.