Axia and Nautel bring Livewire IP-Audio to Transmitters

15 June 2009 Cleveland, Ohio USA

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Nautel Ltd., one of the world’s most respected broadcast transmitter manufacturers, announces it will be the first to integrate Livewire audio input in a radio transmitter.

As a result of the partnership, clients of Axia and Nautel will enjoy the singular advantage of being able to maintain a high reliability, high performance, all-digital transmission path from studio to transmitter. "We've moved the studio and the transmitter site closer," says Nautel President Peter Conlon. "With just the click of an RJ-45, you connect them, just as if they were side by side -- with no intermediary connections, no D/A conversions. How cool is that?"

"We admire Nautel's vision, and it's exciting to welcome them as an Axia partner," enthuses Axia vice president Marty Sacks. "Clients have told us that one of the greatest benefits of having an Axia IP-Audio network is the large number of software and hardware partners whose products talk directly to Livewire equipment. The ability to connect to the Nautel transmitter via Livewire brings the fully-networked radio facility a big step closer to reality."

With over two dozen partners, Axia clients enjoy the ability to quickly and efficiently connect to everything from digital delivery systems to profanity delay units, codecs and phone systems using standard Ethernet, sending and receiving audio, machine control logic and program-associated data simultaneously using a single CAT-5 connection.

Nautel joins the growing list of Axia partners offering products that work seamlessly with Axia IP-Audio networks. In addition to the Axia IP-Audio Driver, Axia products include the popular Element 2.0 modular broadcast console, the PowerStation integrated console engine, 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. Nautel’s upcoming VS Series family of low power FM transmitters will be the first Nautel products to support Livewire audio input.


Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Along with the popular Element modular console for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.

Nautel Ltd. is a global leader in the design, manufacture, sales and support of high power Radio Frequency (RF) products for AM and FM broadcast, navigation, industrial and space-based applications. With a long history of creating highly innovative products, Nautel continues to lead the way in providing valuable new solutions for the digital radio broadcast revolution. Thousands of customers in more than 170 countries have discovered that Nautel delivers world class RF solutions - systems that meet the stringent quality standards at its ISO-registered manufacturing facilities.