Axia Releases Software Update for IP-Audio Driver

Version Now Available

14 March 2007, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Axia Audio is pleased to announce that a new version of their IP-Audio Driver for Windows® is now available. Version is an incremental upgrade that addresses several minor usability and performance issues. Anyone using a previous version is encouraged to obtain the update, which is available for free to registered users.

Axia’s IP-Audio Driver makes it possible to extract premium quality digital audio from a standard PC — without sound cards! A PC with the IP-Audio Driver becomes an Axia “audio node.” Its Ethernet port connects directly to the Livewire network, and the Axia driver handles all necessary audio conversions. The PC can then send stereo audio to any network destination, and can record or audition any other network source as well.

In addition to eliminating the expense of third-party sound cards, IP-Audio Driver users also avoid the cost of the audio inputs (router or console) normally required by hardwired routing systems. For broadcasters with highly-computerized studios, cost savings can be significant.

New features in Version include:

  • An added audio recording path through the Windows Mixer for easier recording of local audio streams.
  • Re-ordered stream identifiers for easier configuration when using multiple-output audio playback or digital delivery systems.
  • Enhanced interoperability with Windows Firewall.

The Axia IP-Audio Driver comes in two versions: a one-input, one-output version for use with audio editing workstations, and a 16-in/16-out version available directly from Axia Delivery System partners. Users of the single-stream IP-Audio Driver may download a software update; users with the multi-stream version can obtain the update directly from their delivery system provider.

A growing number of delivery system providers support the Livewire IP-Audio standard. for a complete list. For more information about the Axia IP-Audio Driver, contact Clark Novak at


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This press-ready image of the Axia IP-Audio Driver for Windows® can be downloaded from the Axia picture gallery at


Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, production, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Products include digital audio routers, on-air control surfaces, DSP mixers and processors and software for configuring, managing, and interfacing networked audio systems.