Greater Media chooses Axia

Philadelphia cluster to install IP-Audio network

31 January 2008, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Greater Media has chosen Axia Audio to provide a large-scale IP-Audio routing system for their Philadelphia cluster, home of legendary rocker WMMR and sister stations WMGK, WBEN, WJJZ and WPEN.

Greater Media will use Axia gear to interface 63 remotely-located audio servers with over 400 concurrent audio streams to the on-air studios at their One Bala Plaza location.

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.

For more information, please contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio by email, 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.