The Axia Livewire protocol carries uncompressed, 48 kHz/24 bit audio across Ethernet. It uses R/UDP for streaming media and HTTP/HTML for its embedded Web page server and control interface, allowing for low delay.
The ASI6585 merges Axia’s Livewire with audio processing on one adapter. Using a Texas Instruments floating point DSP with Axia Livewire networked audio allows the ASI6585 to simultaneously play up to eight streams of audio which can be mixed to eight stereo outputs, and record up to eight audio streams fed from eight stereo inputs, over switched Ethernet.
The feature set of the ASI6585 extends to multirate mixing, MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer II and III encoding and decoding, and TSX time scaling. Two streams are available for SSX multichannel record and playback.