Axia debuts new touchscreen timer panel at NAB

11 February 2008, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Axia Audio will bring to NAB 2008 a new addition to its line of studio accessories for the popular Element broadcast console: the Element Touchscreen Timer Panel.

Board operators and hosts using Element consoles have access to a full-featured timekeeping suite using console-mounted controls; the Element Touchscreen Timer Panel gives studio guests, producers and show hosts access to these functions as well by way of an elegant, touch-sensitive interface.

The Element Touchscreen Timer Panel features:

  • Digital and analog time-of-day clocks, configurable for 12- or 24-hour display
  • An elapsed-time counter with freeze and pause functions
  • An adjustable event countdown timer
  • The ability to be slaved to the console timer, act as timer master, or operate independently
  • Expansion ports that can host up to five more Element studio accessories
  • A built-in webserver for easy configuration
  • The option to be desk or turret-mounted (using an accessory mounting frame)

Axia Element control surfaces have become the fastest-growing brand of consoles in the industry, with over 700 studios online worldwide. Element users have a large number of studio accessories to choose from, including a family of rackmounted 5-, 10- and 15-button Film-Legendable Button Controllers, a range of programmable SmartSwitch Studio Accessory Panels with backlit LCD displays, FilmCap GPIO switch panels, and a variety of headphone selector and mic control panels for talent and producers.

The Axia IP-Audio system allows broadcasters to build audio networks of any size using standard 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 (or nearly a hundred surround) channels over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure. Axia products include the popular Element modular broadcast console, 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.

Visitors to NAB 2008 can find Axia in the Radio Hall, booth N7620. For more information, please contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio by email at cnovak @, or by phone at +1-216-241-7225.


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.