Axia Audio has announced a beta software release for Mac users. Prospective beta-testers must have an Apple computer with an Intel CPU, OS X version 10.5 or higher installed, and access to an Axia IP-audio network.
The retail version of the Axia IP-Audio Driver for Windows allows broadcasters to extract premium quality digital audio from a standard PC without needing a sound card. A PC with the IP-Audio Driver becomes an Axia “audio node”; its Ethernet port connects directly to the Livewire network, and the Axia driver handles all necessary audio conversions. The PC can then send stereo audio to any network destination and can simultaneously record or audition any other network source as well.
Two versions are available: a one-input, one-output version for use with audio editing workstations, and a 24-in/24-out version available directly from Axia delivery system partners.