29 April 2010, Cleveland Ohio, USA
The city of Las Vegas may be best known as a gambling destination, but the 2010 NAB Convention proved that IP-Audio is a sure bet. New radio broadcasting products with Livewire IP-Audio connectivity from Axia Audio, Telos Systems, Omnia Audio and Axia partner Nautel Ltd. brought home 11 awards from the technical panels of three broadcast magazines: TheRadio World Cool Stuff award, RadioPick Hit award, and RadioINKTechINK Innovation award, given to the best new products shown at NAB, were all bestowed on radio products with Axia Livewire AoIP.
Livewire-connected products earning awards at this year’s NAB included:
- Axia iQ AoIP radio console, an easy-to-deploy standalone console with networking that’s expandable to as many as 24 faders and features starting pricing of just $7,995 US MSRP. iQ earned Cool Stuff and TechINK awards.
- Telos Systems’ VX multi-studio VoIP broadcast telephone system, which uses standard SIP and RTP protocols to integrate with VoIP-based PBX or SIP-trunking services to direct up to 80 phone lines. VX won honors from Radio World, Radio and TechINK.
- Omnia.11, the latest breakthrough in broadcast audio processing from Omnia Audio, with touchscreen controls and advanced new low-IMD multiband limiting and final clipping technology. Radio, TechINK and Radio World all bestowed awards on Omnia.11.
- Nautel’s new VS transmitters, the first transmitters to include Livewire IP-Audio native input, also won TechINK, Pick Hit and Cool Stuff awards.
30 Axia partners now offer products that integrate directly with Axia IP-Audio networks. The Axia system allows broadcasters to build audio networks of any size using standard Ethernet to connect a few rooms, or an entire facility. Livewire networks have a total system capacity of more than 10,000 audio streams, and can carry hundreds of digital stereo (or nearly a hundred surround) channels over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure. The full list of Axia Livewire Partners includes many companies and products.
Axia’s Livewire is the worldwide standard for Audio over Ethernet, with more than 1,500 systems installed around the world. Axia products include the new iQ and popular Element 2.0 broadcast consoles, an IP-Audio Driver that allows PCs to exchange audio directly with Livewire networks via NIC, the PowerStation integrated console engine, the IP-Intercom system, a family of “audio nodes” that allow easy mixing and matching of digital, analog and microphone audio, and a comprehensive suite of network administration and routing control software.
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.