University of Missouri Builds New Studios with Axia

KWMU-FM gets connected with IP-Audio Network

30 January 2006, Cleveland, OH USA

The University of Missouri, St. Louis, has just taken delivery of four studios’ worth of new Axia IP-Audio networking equipment, to be installed at U of M’s NPR affiliate, KWMU-FM (

Axia equipment supplied to KWMU includes 24-, 20- and 12-position Element modular control surfaces, 25 Axia Audio Nodes, and PathfinderPC(tm) Routing Control Software for Windows®.

Using the Axia IP-Audio system, broadcasters can build audio networks of any size using switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms — or an entire facility. Axia audio networks can carry hundreds of digital stereo audio channels over standard CAT-6 cables or fiber links, eliminating much of the cost and complexity normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure.

The Axia system includes a family of microphone, analog line and AES/EBU “audio nodes” and DSP mix engines, the popular Element Modular Control Surface and SmartSurface Studio Control Surface, and the soundcard-eliminating Axia IP-Audio driver, which an be used to send audio directly to the IP-Audio Network from computer editing applications and playout automation systems (for a full listing of compatible systems, visit

For more information, contact Clark Novak at Axia, +1-216-241-7225.


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.