Axia networks are based on the Livewire IP-Audio standard, a protocol developed by Telos to allow transport of real-time, "live" audio, plus program associated data (PAD) and machine remote control over a switched Ethernet network.
And because Axia networks are based on standard Ethernet (not some proprietary routing method), it's easy for broadcast equipment makers to add a Livewire interface to their gear. No breakout cables, no interface boxes - just a Livewire jack that connects right to Axia networks, sharing audio, data and logic over one skinny Ethernet cable. Cool, huh? Here are some featured products from our partners:
- Audio Time Manager from 25-Seven Systems can actually add time to your broadcast day, recording part of a show while playing back another part, with playback speed up to 20% faster than the original program, without pitch change, artifacts, or glitches. ATM integrates easily with Axia networks, thanks to its single-connector Livewire interface.
- The ASI6585 Audio Card from AudioScience is a professional PCI sound card designed for use in Axia IP-Audio networks. 8 play streams are mixed to 8 stereo outputs and 8 record streams are fed from 8 stereo inputs using Axia Livewire protocol to record and play. Uncompressed PCM, MPEG layer 2 and MP3 are available for recording and playback.
- International Data Casting's Superflex SFX2100 and SFX3100 satellite receiver-routers feature multiple IP data ports, multiple decryption options, a built-in firewall and routing support, and an integrated 80 Gb SATA hard drive. Route satellite audio anywhere in your Axia system via it's single-cable Livewire interface connection.
- Broadcasters who combine Axia Livewire supported components with Nautel's VS Series transmitters will enjoy the singular advantage of being able to maintain a high reliability, high performance, all-digital transmission path from studio to transmitter. It is as if you moved the studio and the transmitter site closer with just the click of an RJ45.
- The Omnia ONE is Omnia Audio's new, "second-generation" audio processor for FM, AM and coded audio, featuring the ability to change processing style in the field by changing software loads. Omnia ONE has become the most successful new audio processor ever, with over 3,500 on the air in just two years. 4 AGC bands, 4 bands of limiting, a wideband gain-rider, a low-distortion final limiter and a Livewire port for audio and control I/O.
- Also from Omnia Audio: Fanless, second-generation Omnia.8X puts 8 stereo three-band audio processors into a single, networked chassis. Use it as "processing-on-demand" for satellite, HD Radio or Internet audio streams, sweetening live performances or pre-produced audio, off-air headphone feeds, etc. One Livewire port provides 16 stereo channels of audio I/O (8 in, 8 out) plus control.
- Millenium Livewire Consoles from Radio Systems communicate directly with any Axia device or any Livewire-enabled product from this growing list of manufacturers.
- The iRoute Route Selector/Monitor from Paravel Systems lets you take control of your Axia Livewire network without a computer or routing software. iRoute is a completely self-contained appliance that can instantly change one or more audio routes, as well as provide network diagnostics and monitoring of Livewire audio sources.
- Sound4 has launched an innovative new voice processing card for PC users called SOUND4 Voice"L" (as in "Livewire"), a 3-band, 8-Channel Voice Processor that connects to your Axia IP-Audio network using a single CAT-5 cable. Sound4 Voice"L" includes a DeEsser, 3-band noise gate, 3-band processor, 4-band parametric EQ, and a brick wall limiter for each of 8 mic channels.
- Telos six-line iQ6 Telco Gateway was developed specifically for use with the Axia iQ Console system. Plug iQ6 in to the iQ Console Core, and the hybrid controls on your iQ Telco Expansion Frame let talent make, take and screen calls from analog or digital phone lines, directly from the console.
- Telos Nx6 Talkshow System has 4 hybrids, can handle up to 6 Telco lines (analog or digital) and supports dual-studio operations with 4 internal hybrids. Built-in Livewire interface makes setup a snap -- connect Nx6 to your network switch with a single CAT-5 cable, configure with any Web browser and it's "hello caller - you're on the air."
Telos Nx12 Talkshow System has 4 hybrids, can handle up to 12 Telco lines (analog, digital or a mix of both) and support dual-studio operations. Built-in Livewire interface means all caller I/O, line switching, mix-minus travels on one Ethernet cable - the easiest phone set-up ever.
- Broadcasters in different locations can now easily and transparently connect and share audio, thanks to the iPort MPEG Gateway , a fanless multichannel IP Codec from Telos. Facilities with Axia IP-Audio networks can use iPort to send and receive 8 audio channels plus program data and machine logic over T1 or T3 lines, or other types of QoS network services. For high-density applications, "one-way" mode lets iPort operate as 16 MPEG encoders or 16 decoders. Broadcasters without IP-Audio networks can use iPort too, with the simple addition of an Axia xNode or Audio Node.
- The renowned family of Zephyr Xstream ISDN codecs from Telos now feature Livewire connectivity along with conventional analog and AES3 I/O. The world's best-selling ISDN codec (with over 13,000 now in the field), Zephyr Xstream comes in rackmount and portable versions, with or without integrated 4-input stereo mixer.
- The Telos Z/IP ONE uses public IP networks and mobile phone data services for high quality, trouble free audio transmission, traverses firewalls and NATs, enables excellent, reliable remote connections with minimal setup and low delay. Z/IP ONE squeezes the best possible quality from unpredictable public Internet links, providing superior audio at any bit rate you choose. And of course, Z/IP ONE works seamlessly with any Livewire device.