29 August 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA
University College Cork (www.ucc.ie), one of the most prestigious universities in Ireland, has chosen Axia mixing consoles and routing networks for its broadcasting department. CCR 98.3, also known as Cork Campus Radio, is an Alternative-formatted community radio station that’s been on-air since 1995, and hosts more than 80 volunteers every week.
Andy Linton, Director of Total Broadcast Consultants Ltd., Axia’s representatives in Ireland, says that CCR 98.3 covers all of Cork City and County; Cork is Ireland’s second-largest city. Total Broadcast installed Axia iQ mixing consoles with QOR.32 Integrated Console Engines for a refit of their main on-air studio.
“iQ and Radius are the newest members of the Axia console family,” explains Kirk Harnack, Executive Director, Sales & Marketing. “They’ve quickly become very popular with radio stations that want to get up and running quickly with standalone studios, but also see networking as part of their future. iQ and Radius consoles fit that description perfectly, since they can be quickly deployed as independent consoles, but can connect via Ethernet to a larger Axia routing network later on.”
The Axia iQ console is a stereo, four-bus mixer that can expand from eight faders to up to 24 faders with accessory frames that also have built-in multi-line telephone controls and user-programmable buttons that can control audio peripherals via GPIO. It’s QOR.32 console engine features 4 Mic inputs, 16 analog ins and 8 analog outs 2 AES/EBU ins and outs, 8 GPIO logic ports, 6 100Base-T Livewire ports for single-cable connection of networked audio devices, and 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports for connection to other studios. A 16-fader iQ carries a US list price of only $9,985.
Radius, also a four-bus stereo desk, is fixed at eight faders and comes with a QOR.16 console engine with 2 Mic inputs, 8 analog ins and 4 analog outs with 24-bit, 256x oversampling A/D converters, 1 AES/EBU input and output, 4 GPIO logic ports, 6 Livewire ports and 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Radius has a list price of just $5,990.
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.
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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.