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Axia Releases Ethernet Adapter for Pro Audio

Axia Releases Ethernet Adapter for Pro Audio
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Axia Audio debuted the Analog Line Node, an audio networking component that enables a real-time, low-delay interface between professional audio equipment and Ethernet. Analog audio is converted to and from 24-bit PCM digital audio network streams. Once on the network, audio can be routed, shared and mixed in the network domain.
"Modern switched Ethernet is ideal for networking audio devices," said the company's president, Michael Dosch. "Using adapter nodes, our clients have been able to eliminate snakes, routing switchers, distribution amps and miles of audio cabling. The nodes are placed near the source and target equipment, and all interconnection is over Ethernet."
Each node contains eight balanced stereo inputs and outputs, in addition to 24-bit A/D/A converters. The Livewire-enabled Ethernet port connects them to a media network based on standard Ethernet-switching technology. Nodes are connected with the same CAT-6 cable used for Ethernet data networks. Livewire networks are capable of simultaneous streams.
"In the past, the problem with using Ethernet for audio networking was latency," said an Axia Audio spokesperson. (Axia's) Livewire technology has solved the latency problem...Delay is less than one millisecond per network hop, which means it's virtually undetectable."
For more information, visit Axia Audio at www.axiaaudio.com.

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