Award-winning iQ, Radius mixers come to Amsterdam in September
29 July 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA
Hot on the heels of NAB and Broadcast Asia debuts that had radio engineers talking, Axia Audio's newest IP mixing consoles will travel to Amsterdam for their European introductions at IBC 2011.
Radius, a compact networked mixing desk with four stereo buses, eight faders, 16 audio I/O ports and an Ethernet switch with Gigabit, retails for just $5,990 USD. iQ, a full-featured four-bus IP console (also with built-in I/O and Ethernet switch) is available in sizes from 8 to 24 faders. A 16-fader iQ carries a list price of just $9,985 USD, while an 8-fader iQ lists for only $7,990. iQ consoles can be customized with expansion frames that add more faders, phone controls, and programmable user keys.
Both Radius and iQ plug into self-contained Integrated Console Engines, fanless, convection-cooled console CPUs with audio I/O, logic, mix engine, power supply and Ethernet switch.
"Everyone agrees that IP-Audio has fully entered the broadcast mainstream," notes Axia Marketing Manager Clark Novak. "Radio engineers love AoIP's proven reliability, ability to scale easily, and the operational advantages of being able to share audio sources throughout their plant. And now, everyone can take advantage of the benefits of this exciting technology."
Axia iQ and Radius consoles are fully self-contained consoles that can network as well. Thanks to their combination of big features and small price, iQ and Radius are ideal standalone consoles, but their built-in Ethernet switches enable quick connection to other studios or existing Axia networks; Simple Networking allows up to 4 consoles to be daisy-chained before an external Ethernet switch is needed.
Axia iQ console features include:
Optional backup power supply provides failsafe secondary power with automatic switching.
Optional, custom-matched Telos iQ6 phone system connects 6 POTS or ISDN BRI phone lines via single CAT-5 cable.
Radius is also full of features that broadcasters love:
Desktop-mounted - no countertop cutout needed
Field-convertible to rack-mount operation
Switchable VU/PPM LED bargraph meters
100mm. conductive plastic faders
Aircraft-quality switches with LED lighting
High-resolution OLED readouts on each fader strip.
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.
# # #