31 March 2005, Cleveland Ohio, USA
OMT, makers of the popular iMediaTouch digital audio delivery system, has become the newest Axia Audio partner, offering their clients Axia IP-Audio networking components bundled with iMediaTouch systems.
Axia, a division of Telos Systems, specializes in networked studio audio products. Axia will provide their IP-Audio driver software to OMT; this unique technology allows any PC-based audio workstation running the Windows® operating system to send studio-grade audio directly to Axia audio networks via standard Ethernet connection, bypassing the need for PC soundcards.
“We are extremely pleased to announce our new partnership with Axia,” comments Rob Parsons, iMediaTouch Product Manager. “Both companies share the same technological and innovative approach to the advance of digital audio for Radio. Axia and OMT have a great future ahead in the development of new products and services for our customers and the Radio Industry.”
“Broadcast audio computer software has become increasingly sophisticated over the past decade, as has Ethernet technology,” says Axia President Michael Dosch. “Our technology allows the PC audio systems to use standard Ethernet to deliver high-reliability IP-Audio without expensive PC soundcards.“
“OMT is one of the leading audio software companies,” continued Dosch, “and has been one of the first to market with innovative features, such as integrated Program-Associated-Data (PAD) into their iMediaTouch product. Our collaboration is a natural fit, and will allow OMT to eliminate PC soundcards and provide IP-Audio networking integration to their clients.”
Using the Axia IP-Audio system, broadcasters can now build audio networks of any size using switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms — or an entire facility. Axia audio networks can carry hundreds of digital stereo audio channels over standard CAT-6 cables, doing away with much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure.
In addition to the soundcard-eliminating IP-Audio driver, the Axia system includes a family of microphone, analog line and AES/EBU “audio nodes” and DSP mix engines, as well as the SmartSurface Studio Control Surface and new Element Modular Control Surface debuting at NAB.
Visit Axia at the 2005 NAB Convention in Las Vegas; visitors are invited to booth N3616 for a complete demonstration of IP-Audio networking.
For more information, contact Clark Novak at Axia, +1-216-241-7225.
Axia, a Telos company, builds network-based professional audio products for broadcast, production, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Products include digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors and software for configuring, managing, and interfacing networked audio systems.
OMT Inc. (TSXV:OMT) is an entertainment technology and content delivery provider to the broadcast and entertainment industries. Intertain Media, the digital entertainment division, and iMediaTouch, the radio broadcast solution group, distribute audio content that is heard by millions of people worldwide every day through television, radio, satellite, cable and Internet broadcasts.