Imagine a digital intercom system with no central matrix. Actually, don’t bother — we’ve built one. IP Intercom saves on cost, space, and installation time, and eliminates special plug-in cards altogether. It’s real plug and play that works every time, even when you need to add a station, or reconfigure the ones you’ve got.
IP Intercom gives you unlimited full-bandwidth access to any studio, news or sports venue, office, hallway, broom closet or wherever. Talk and listen to individuals or groups hands-free, with no echo or feedback. There are rack-mount, desktop and console drop-in modules for Axia Element consoles, all ready to help talent communicate instantly, wherever they are in your facility.
Click - you're done.
Installing IP Intercom is a simple single-click connection. And you can expand it like breeding rabbits. Plug as many stations into your switch as you want and add on from there. Then start talking. And if you move to a new location, no biggie; just pick up the gear and take it with you. IP Intercom is portable so there’s no expensive hard-wired custom-cable multi-pair infrastructure mess to deal with.
The family that plays together
In the world of Axia, IP Intercom is the talkative little brother. It’s an integral part of the family, so of course it links with existing Axia networks and consoles. Just connect to the Ethernet with one RJ-45 cable and the intercom is ready to play. In fact, the intercom audio is ready to go directly to air. Or you can feed IFB board audio to intercom callers. Dial up outside callers (with an optional telephone hybrid) and talk to them just as if they were an intercom station -- and put them on the air at a moment's notice, thanks to IP Intercom's seamless integration with Axia Element consoles. The possibilities are endless.
Intercom integration Nirvana.
We're broadcasters. We believe that if you can hear it, you should be able to record it, edit it, or get it on the air. If you can talk to it, you should be able to cue it and feed it mix-minus IFB. Anything else is tin cans on a string. Right?
With IP Intercom, there are no barriers between your broadcast audio and your communications channels -- you get unlimited, full-bandwidth access to any studio, news or sports venue, or whoever you're talking to. Talk and listen to individuals or groups hands-free, with no echo or feedback (thanks to exclusive new built-in AEC echo cancellation).
"Sounds cool, but what if I don't have an Axia network?"
That’s OK -- IP Intercom can be deployed by itself, using economical CAT-5 and standard Ethernet switches instead of bulky matrix switchers and expensive multi-pair cable.
And if you decide to get Axia consoles later on, your IP Intercom will integrate with them smoothly and easily -- just plug everything into your core switch and let the audio flow.
Assemble your dream team.
Ready to put together your perfect system? Here are all the parts of the IP Intercom system. Mix 'em and match 'em to your heart's content. (Click on the thumbnails below for full-size callouts.)
Pick your switch: no clunky card cages or central matrix in this intercom system - just a clean Ethernet backbone. Click here for a list of Axia Approved switches.
IP Intercom Modules (right) drop right into Axia Element consoles; provide instant communication to anywhere in your facility. Click for a closer look.
The perfect intercom companion, IP Intercom rack units (left) can be used to build a standalone system, or integrate with Axia consoles and networks. Click to see more.
|On the desktop, too: put an IP Intercom station anywhere your producer, talent or screener is located. Put one in the Engineering office, or on the PD's desk - anywhere there's a flat surface. They're easy to hook up - just attach power and Ethernet cables and you're ready to start talking. Click here for a close-up view.|
"What mics does IP Intercom work with?"
If you're using the IP Intercom drop-in panels in an Axia console, your operators will use the same mic they use on-the air. If you're using rack-mount or desk-mount IP Intercom units, you can use any number of third-party mics and headsets. Here are a few we like:
Note: Axia does not supply these microphones. Please contact your broadcast equipment retailer to purchase.