Axia Audio added PathfinderPRO to its Pathfinder line of automated router control and audio network administration software.
An enterprise-class version of Axia’s PathfinderPCsoftware, PathfinderPRO lets broadcasters create audio routing applications, from simple point-to-point routes to multi-point scene changes that can reconfigure a facility at the click of a mouse, automatically at specified times or in response to pre-programmed events. It retains the graphical features and route-building while adding virtual mixer control, serial data routing and server clustering capabilities designed for broadcast operations.
PathfinderPRO scans the network, gathering information about audio sources and destinations. Administrators can then “point and click” to send audio from one place to another, creating single route points, or Snapshots that change multiple routes — all of which are lockable to prevent inadvertent changes.
Additional PathfinderPRO and PathfinderPC capabilities include: combining of audio and machine logic into a single “virtual router” to route bi-directional audio and GPIO together; audio metering combined with silence sense that “watchdogs” audio sources, automatically switching to a backup source (and sending an alert e-mail) if audio is not present; detailed system event logging; and a graphical “Stacking Events” editor that eliminates script writing.