Axia goes to AES 44th Conference on Audio Networking

Greg Shay, Telos Alliance Director of Technology, will join AoIP discussion panel

15 November 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Greg Shay, Director of Technology for The Telos Alliance and Axia Audio, will be a part of the proceedings at the upcoming AES 44th Conference on Audio Networking (, to be held on the University of California’s San Diego campus November 18 through 20, 2011.

“Telos pioneered audio-over-Ethernet for broadcasting, and we’re the inventors of Livewire™ IP-Audio networking, so it makes us very happy to see how enthusiastically broadcasters are embracing AoIP,” says Shay. “They’ve seen how fast, simple and cost-effective it is to deploy whole-plant networking, and how efficient networked studios are to operate and maintain. They’re eager to see what’s next! And we’re glad to be part of the conversation.”

Shay will take part in Sunday’s panel discussion entitled “Use Cases for High Performance Audio-over-IP in Broadcast Facilities,” in which he’ll present information gleaned from Axia’s extensive experience with real-world applications of AoIP.

“With over 2,500 studios now on the air using Axia Livewire technology, there’s a rich database of information to be mined,” notes Shay. “I’m looking forward to sharing some very interesting examples with AES attendees.”

Shay is also a member of the AES Task Group on Audio-over-IP Interoperability, a part of the X192 Project ( initiated by the AES Standards Committee to develop a high-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability standard. Axia Audio is both a charter member, and a sponsor of the X192 project.

The Livewire Audio-over-IP standard, developed by Axia parent company Telos Systems, allows broadcasters to quickly and easily build audio networks using switched 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 channels (plus machine logic and PAD) over a single CAT-6 cable. Earlier this year, Axia debuted the Livewire Limitless License, which permits equipment providers to build Livewire interfaces into an unlimited number of their devices without per-unit licensing fees. More than 30 broadcast hardware and software companies are now Axia Audio partners, including Studer, AudioScience, RCS Sound Software and International Datacasting.

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axia 100Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Along with the Element 2.0. iQ and Radius AoIP consoles for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include intercom systems, digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.