Audio announces a new audio networking component that provides a real time, low-delay interface between pro audio equipment and Ethernet. Using the Axia Analog Line Node, analog audio is converted to and from 24-bit PCM digital audio network streams; once on the network, audio can be routed and shared and mixed in the network domain.
Axia Analog Line Nodes are designed to simplify the task of interfacing pro audio gear with Ethernet. Each Analog Node contains eight balanced stereo inputs and outputs, as well as high-end 24-bit A/D/A converters throughout. The Livewire-enabled Ethernet port connects them to a high-capacity 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 thousands of simultaneous streams.
The Analog Line Node is part a family of Axia audio nodes that allows elimination of PC sound cards, and mixing and matching of digital, analog and microphone audio. Using standard Switched Ethernet, Axia users can construct a scalable audio network of any size - connect a few rooms or an entire stadium.
For more information on the Analog Line Node, visit www.AxiaAudio.com.