Axia upgrades IP-Audio Driver

Licensed users can download new version without charge

23 May 2011, Cleveland Ohio, USA

livewire-logoAxia Audio is pleased to announce the release of Version of their IP-Audio Driver for Windows®. This new release represents a significant upgrade, with newly-added support for 64-bit Windows 7 and Vista operating systems. Broadcasters using a previous version are 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 the need for a sound card. 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 simultaneously record or audition any other network source as well.

According to Axia Marketing Manager Clark Novak, “Our IP-Audio Driver saves broadcasters the expense of router or console audio inputs normally required by hardwired routing systems. That’s a plus for anyone, but for broadcasters with highly-computerized studios, those savings can be significant.”

New features in Version include:

  • Support for 32- and 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems.
  • Dynamic compensation for digital audio inputs with high jitter rates.
  • UI enhancements, including new statistics displays in the Driver control panel.

The Axia IP-Audio Driver is available in two versions. The standard version of the Driver provides one stereo output and one stereo input; 24 bi-directional stereo channels are provided in the OEM version available from Axia delivery system partners. For a full listing of partners,

Users of the single-stream IP-Audio Driver may download a software update; users with the multi-stream version must obtain the update directly from their delivery system provider.

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.

For more information, contact Bryan Shay at Telos Alliance, via email at 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 2.0 modular console for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include the PowerStation integrated console engine, intercom systems, digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.