At the 2008 NAB Show, Axia Audio will unveil new additions to its range of rack- and turret-mounted accessory controllers.
The user-programmable SmartSwitch panels interface with Axia PathfinderPCT router control software and provide on-air hosts, guests and producers with functions including one-touch activation of router salvos, studio switching, audio equipment control and intercom operation.
The SmartSwitch panels are 1-rackunit devices available in nine- or 17-button configurations with feature backlit, dynamic-LCD displays.
It is possible to place the panels next to mic positions or wherever it is necessary to offer fast access to switching operations. SmartSwitch panels connect to Axia networks via Ethernet.
The Axia PathfinderPC software suite allows users to construct custom routing applications so as to control functions within the Axia network and link them to SmartSwitch buttons.
Functionalities encompass simple contact closures, complex scene changes such as transferring program chains between studios, and salvos that reconfigure multiple routes with one button press.