Axia becomes the voice of Voice of Russia

International broadcaster installs Axia in Moscow, Istanbul, Washington D.C.

6 October 2012 Cleveland Ohio, USA

Generating nearly 180 hours of programming each day in 32 different languages, Voice of Russia ( is indisputably the most prominent broadcast operation in the Russian Federation. As a globe-spanning organization, VoR naturally uses world-class mixing consoles and IP-Audio networking equipment from Axia Audio.

"Voice of Russia is more than 80 years old, and is really the biggest facility in Russia," notes Nick Ditlov, Technical Director of TRACT Ltd. of Saint Petersburg, Russia, who represent and integrate Axia equipment in the Russian Federation.

Last year, TRACT installed Voice of Russia's Washington, D.C. studios, powered by 20-position Axia Element consoles and PowerStation integrated console engines; TRACT also installed the Axia Livewire-based central program switching system in VoR's Moscow HQ, a custom-configured 72-input, 64-output AoIP router.

The latest Voice of Russia studios to receive an Axia makeover are the facilities in Istanbul, Turkey.

"Istanbul has a complete Livewire on-air suite," says Ditlov, "a control room, six-microphone guest studio and a two-microphone news reading studio." "The main console is a 20-channel Element with PowerStation. The studios also include a Telos Nx6 Talkshow system, and two independent 24/7 delivery channels that use Telos Z/IP ONE codecs to deliver Turkish programming to Moscow."

Axia Element consoles are the world's most popular AoIP broadcast mixers, with over 2,500 in daily service. They feature four stereo mixing buses, the ability to store and recall 99 Show Profiles console "snapshots", dedicated mix-minus generation for each fader, and work with the Axia PowerStation integrated console engine, which includes a full complement of audio I/O and a zero-configuration, built-for-broadcast Ethernet switch.

Axia AoIP networks and consoles are installed in over 4,500 studios worldwide. Axia allows broadcasters to quickly and easily build audio networks using switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms, or an entire facility. Axia networks have a total system capacity of more than 10,000 audio streams, and can carry hundreds of digital stereo channels (plus machine logic and PAD) over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure.

Over 45 Axia partners, including companies such as Nautel, AudioScience, International Datacasting, BSI, 25-Seven Systems, and Studer, make broadcast equipment that connects using the Livewire standard. For a complete list of Axia Partners, visit .

Axia also supports the high-performance RAVENNA IP-Audio standard, which is backed by companies like Genelec, Neumann, Sonifex, Merging Technologies and Lawo. For further information please visit .

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Control room at Voice of Russia, Istanbul, Turkey, featuring Axia Element console.
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