Axia Audio has released an update for its Axia IP-Audio Driver for Windows. According to a company statement, the new version 188.8.131.52 is a no-charge upgrade for licensed users that introduces improvements such as distinct profile and Autorun setting support for multiple Windows users; performance enhancements for users running WDM-mode audio drivers; and stability fixes to eliminate startup errors when loading instances with large I/O tables.
The IP-Audio Driver for Windows helps broadcasters to reduce costs and cabling in-studio by eliminating the PC soundcards used in delivery system PCs, editing workstations and other playout systems. It also supports 32- and 64-bit Windows operating systems, enabling users to connect audio workstations and playout PCs to their Axia networks via Ethernet. The standard Axia IP-Audio Driver comes with one stereo output and one stereo input. An OEM version from Axia delivery system partners provides up to 24 bi-directional stereo channels with GPIO, while a Linux version is available from Axia partner Paravel Systems.
Axia allows broadcasters to build audio networks using switched Ethernet to connect a few rooms or an entire facility. Axia networks have a total system capacity of more than 10,000 audio streams, and it can carry hundreds of digital stereo channels (plus machine logic and PAD) over a single CAT-6 cable, eliminating much of the cost normally associated with wiring labor and infrastructure. Axia clients with the single-stream IP-Audio Driver may download version 184.108.40.206 directly from the Axia website at AxiaAudio.com/downloads/. Users with multi-stream versions should obtain the update directly from their delivery system provider. A full listing of partners is located online at AxiaAudio.com/partners/. For more in-depth information about Axia products, visit AxiaAudio.com.