Cleveland, OH (April 22, 2004)–Telos Systems has announced the formation of a new subsidiary, Axia. The new company will focus on providing professional networked audio products for broadcast and other professional audio applications. Some of the initial products include digital audio routing switchers, mixing engines, and (console) control surfaces for broadcast air and production, all networked using Livewire technology over standard Ethernet.
All Axia products are inherently modular and scalable; clients can connect a few devices or a few hundred. Installation, using CAT-6 cable and RJ-45 connections, is fast and easy. And because the Axia network is based on standard switched-Ethernet technology, costs are dramatically lower than any other digital approach.
“Axia products are the ideal solution for modern, computer-centric studios,” said Michael Dosch, president of Axia. “With Axia products in the studio, computers can finally connect with the audio network in a useful manner. Audio, logic, routine IP traffic, and even PAD data for digital radio and RBDS are all conveyed over the same net. This simple approach dramatically reduces infrastructure costs.”
Dosch continued, “We are all quite enthusiastic about Axia, and so are our clients. Some of the Axia products were previewed by clients at last year’s NAB convention, and the response was overwhelmingly positive.”
“It’s not every day a new company is formed within our industry,” commented Telos founder and CEO Steve Church. “Client response to the core Axia technology has been so positive; we decided that this could not just be another Telos product line. We needed the concentration of energy that only a dedicated business could provide.”
Axia, a Telos company