Axia's Church, Harnack present papers at NAB

1 April 2010, Cleveland Ohio, USA

In 2004, Axia Audio, a Telos company, introduced broadcasters to IP-Audio networking, a way of using standard Ethernet to transport hundreds of channels broadcast-quality audio, machine control and program-associated data over a single CAT-6 cable. In the six short years since then, over 1,500 studios built with Axia IP-Audio networking have now been installed worldwide, and audio networking has become one of the hottest topics in radio.

As a result of this intense interest, networked audio will be the focus of a half-day Broadcast Engineering Conference session on April 12, the opening day of NAB 2010. Entitled “IP Audio for Radio,” the session will include two white papers authored by representatives of Axia.

Kirk Harnack, Director of International Sales for Telos / Omnia / Axia, will first present “Extending AoIP To The Transmitter”, written with Nautel’s Chuck Kelly, at 1:30 PM in room S226 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“With the workflow being extended all the way to the transmitter, virtually all of a radio station facility’s infrastructure can be interconnected using IP,” says Harnack. “Audio transport, Voice over IP, IP-video security systems, transmitter control and other traffic can all share a common, ubiquitous support infrastructure.”

Then, at 2:30 PM, Telos CEO Steve Church will present “VoIP In The Broadcast Studio”, a discussion of the convergence of IP telephony and broadcast infrastructure co-authored with Axia President Michael Dosch.

“VoIP phone systems and AoIP studio networks can be tightly interconnected, creating numerous benefits,” Church says. “Together with Ethernet for transport, they’re driving a revolution in audio studio design, replacing traditional purpose-built mixers, routers and switchers with an architecture that's more computer-friendly, more scalable, faster to install and future-proof.”

Additionally, Steve Church will be signing copies of the book Audio Over IP: Building Pro AoIP Systems With Livewire, co-authored with technology writer Skip Pizzi, at the NAB Show Store in the Central Hall Lobby on Tuesday, April 13, from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Visitors to NAB 2010 are invited to visit the Telos / Omnia / Axia booth in the Central Hall, Booth #C146.