First, let’s be clear: unlike some companies, Axia’s primary goal is not to sell you lots of I/O boxes. But, until the day that every piece of broadcast equipment has an Ethernet jack, a certain amount of I/O will be needed on AoIP networks for the foreseeable future. As long as that’s the case, we will make certain that Axia I/O delivers audibly excellent audio performance. Our xNodes are third-generation audio interfaces. They’re years newer than other companies’ hardware, and they have been carefully designed using the latest studio-grade components to guarantee the cleanest, clearest audio response. For example, the CMRR of an xNode analog input is 80dB minimum, 20Hz to 20kHz; the THD+N on an xNode’s analog input to digital output is < 0.004%. Our digital I/O has 126 dB of dynamic range. We use microphone preamps with an EIN of -128 dBu. Those are number any recording engineer would be proud of! Interestingly, the other guys don’t cite their audio specs. xNodes have a super-fast one-button setup designed to get new I/O configured and ready to pass audio in the shortest possible time. They’ve got high-resolution OLED front-panel displays with confidence meters and/or GPIO status indications. Analog and digital I/O connections are presented on both RJ-45 and industry-standard high-density DB-25 connections, so you can choose the connection method that suits you best. They can run on either AC or PoE power (with redundant auto-switching) directly from your system switch. And xNodes are half the size of competing products, so they you can add I/O a la carte, cutting costs and eliminating unneeded ports.