Digigram becomes an Axia partner

15 April 2009, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Digigram (www.digigram.com), maker of sound cards and digital audio network devices for radio broadcasters, is now an Axia Audio partner.

Axia, the networked-audio division of Telos Systems, makes IP-Audio networking equipment that utilizes standard switched Ethernet to provide an easy way to route and share audio and logic throughout the broadcast plant. Now, clients with both Axia Livewire™ and Digigram Visiblu®-based products or software solutions will be able to directly interface both systems. Visiblu is a Network Audio Operating System typically used by Digigram’s development partners to develop radio automation solutions with advanced IP audio management. Visiblu-enabled solutions provide audio and data routing, encoding and processing across wide area networks using standards-based protocols.

“The broadcast community has embraced networked audio as the studio infrastructure of the future,” says Axia President Michael “Catfish” Dosch. “That fact that there are already over 1,000 Axia studios on-air worldwide confirms this. Our partnership with Digigram will allow even more broadcasters to enjoy the many benefits audio networks provide.”

“Visiblu-based products marketed by Digigram (typically the IQOYA range of IP audio devices) and Visiblu-based radio automation systems developed by Digigram’s development partners will definitely benefit from this direct, efficient connectivity to Axia Livewire networks. This new feature will immediately complement existing Visiblu IP audio capabilities to/from web radios (Shoutcast, WMA/MMS), VoIP and other EBU N/ACIP interoperable devices,” explains Philippe Delacroix, Digigram President & CEO. “We see real value for developers and system integrators in providing broadcasters with even more integrated solutions that leverage IP–Audio’s impressive abilities.”

Digigram joins the growing list of Axia partners (www.AxiaAudio.com/partners/) offering products that integrate with Axia IP-Audio networks. In addition to the IP-Audio driver, Axia products include the popular Element modular broadcast console, 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.

For more information, contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio by email at cnovak@AxiaAudio.com, or by phone at +1-216-241-7225; or contact Remi Oudinot at Digigram by email atoudinot@digigram.com, or by phone at +33 (0)476-5247-47.


Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Along with the popular Element and SmartSurface control surfaces 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.

Digigram S.A., headquartered in Grenoble, France, and with offices in Washington and Singapore, is a worldwide supplier of digital audio network solutions for radio broadcast and sound distribution in public places. The company develops digital audio network devices, sound cards and audio processing software.