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Two new Axia IP consoles make Euro debut at IBC

Two new Axia IP consoles make Euro debut at IBC

29/07/11

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.

 

Axia's new Radius and iQ consoles are packed full of big-console capabilities and networking features, but are priced lower than any other IP consoles.

 

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:

  • Three stereo Program buses and a dedicated Utility bus to use for phones, off-air recording, or as a fourth Program bus.
  • Record Mode one-touch off-air recording.
  • Automatic per-fader mix-minus.
  • Event Timer with auto-start/auto-reset functions.
  • Studio and Control Room monitor controls.
  • 4 Show Profile "snapshots" to save and recall commonly-used configurations.
  • Easy talkback system.
  • Switchable VU/PPM program meters.
  • High-resolution OLED information displays.
  • Premium-quality 100mm. conductive-plastic faders.
  • Long-life rotary controls and aircraft-quality switches with LED lighting.
  • iQ is expandable via three iQ expansion frames:
    • Telco expansion - 6 faders plus 6-line Call Controller with Status Symbols™ and DTMF keypad for direct control of the latest Telos broadcast phone systems
    • User Key expansion - 6 faders plus 10 programmable User keys to control external devices, trigger routing salvos, and send contact closures via GPIO
    • 8-Fader expansion - eight additional faders and ancillary controls
  • Hardened, fanless power supply.
  • Ultra-reliable QOR.32 embedded console CPU and DSP mixing engine includes:
  • 4 Mic inputs with selectable Phantom power
  • 16 Analog ins and 8 Analog outs with 24-bit, 256x oversampling A/D converters
  • 2 AES/EBU ins and outs
  • 8 GPIO logic ports, each containing 5 inputs and 5 outputs
  • 6 100Base-T Livewire ports for single-cable connections to Telos phone systems, Omnia audio processors and other Axia gear, as well as broadcast equipment from partners like Nautel, ENCO Systems, BSI, 25-Seven, AudioScience and more - see AxiaAudio.com/partners/ for full list.
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports with SFP for copper or fiber network connections.
  • I/O is expandable using Axia audio nodes

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:

  • Three stereo Program buses and a dedicated Utility bus to use for phones, off-air recording, or as a fourth Program bus.
  • 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
  • Event Timer with auto-start/auto-reset functions.
  • Monitor controls for an adjacent studio
  • Hardened power supply
  • Fan-free mixing engine separate from control surface, with analog, AES3 and Livewire I/O
  • Ultra-reliable QOR.16 embedded console CPU and DSP mixing engine includes:
  • 2 Mic inputs with selectable Phantom power
  • 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, each containing 5 inputs and 5 outputs
  • 6 100Base-T Livewire ports
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports with SFP for copper or fiber network connections.
  • I/O is expandable using Axia audio nodes

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.

 

 

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