Motor Racing Network revs up new studios with Axia

19 September, 2007, Cleveland Ohio, USA

Motor Racing Network, “The Voice of NASCAR,” has purchased Axia IP-Audio networking equipment to power new studios.

MRN’s live coverage of NASCAR racing events is heard weekly on more than 700 US affiliates, as well as Sirius Satellite Radio and American Forces Radio Network stations worldwide. MRN’s studio project comprises two Master Control/Air Studios and four editing suites. Axia Element modular broadcast consoles will be used throughout the facilities, which are slated for completion by the end of the year.

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 IP-Audio networks can carry hundreds of digital stereo (or nearly a hundred surround) audio channels over a standard CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure. Axia products include a family of “audio nodes” that allow easy mixing and matching of digital, analog and microphone audio. A growing number of third-party broadcast hardware and software providers make products that connect directly to Axia networks; browse for a complete listing.

Axia IP-Audio networks are now on-the-air in more than 600 studios worldwide. For more information, visit, or contact Clark Novak at Axia Audio via email, or phone at +1-216-241-7225.


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.