New board is world’s first IP console under $6K
5 April 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA
A new IP-Audio console from Axia will debut at the 2011 NAB Convention in Las Vegas. Radius, a compact networked mixing desk with four stereo buses, eight faders, 16 audio I/O ports and an Ethernet switch with Gigabit, will retail for just $5,990 USD. This makes Radius the most affordable AoIP console ever.
“No one should have to settle for a featureless console just to meet budget,” says Axia’s marketing manager, Clark Novak. “And yet, plenty of stations have told us they’re holding off on replacing consoles because they’d rather wait than buy something sub-par. Radius solves that problem.
“Radius isn’t just affordable — it has capabilities you’d expect to see in consoles twice the price. And it networks! If that doesn’t make your CFO stand at attention, I don’t know what will.”
Radius features are plentiful:
- 4 stereo mixing buses
- Automatic mix-minus for every fader
- Talkback capabilities
- Networkable – built-in Ethernet switch has six 100Base-T and two Gigabit ports
- 4 GPIO machine-control ports
- 4 instant-recall Show Profile snapshots
- Record Mode one-touch recording
- Monitor controls for an adjacent studio
- Fan-free mixing engine separate from control surface, with analog, AES3 and Livewire I/O
- I/O expands using Axia audio / GPIO nodes
- Desktop-mounted – no countertop cutout needed
Additionally, Radius has switchable VU/PPM LED bargraph meters, 100mm. conductive plastic faders, aircraft-quality switches with LED lighting, onboard NTP-capable clock, event timer, and high-resolution OLED readouts on each fader strip.
Thanks to its combination of big features and small price, Radius is an ideal standalone console. However, its built-in Ethernet switch makes connecting to existing Axia networks simple. Simple Networking allows up to 4 consoles to be daisy-chained before an external Ethernet switch is needed.
Axia radio consoles are a hit, with installations in over 2,000 studios worldwide. Axia 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.
Radio pros can see Radius, along with the rest of the Axia line, in Las Vegas at NAB 2011 in the Telos/Omnia/Axia display. Find us in the Central Hall, Booth #C3113. For more information, contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio, via email atcnovak@AxiaAudio.com or by phone at +1-216-241-7225.
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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.