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The Fusion AoIP Console

Fusion AoIP Console

The Fusion AoIP console is Axia's flagship digital mixing solution aimed at commercial broadcasters looking for a highly flexible and scalable solution. Built on the same Livewire technology as all of the Axia range, the Fusion offers a modular desk design meaning each console can be custom designed to meet your needs. The Fusion range s also compatible with the Pathfinder software to allow you to perform complex audio mixing and routing tasks ideal for multi-studio broadcast environments.

The Fusion range is a particularly good solution for any academic course based studios as it is the technology currently being used by the BBC for digital deployment at all of the BBC local station. Fusion consoles can also be found in many flagship commercial studios making ideal for University Radio.

The Engine

The heart of the Fusion system is the Powerstation audio engine. This provides the audio I/O and all the back-end mixing for your Fusion based solution.  

The PowerStation Integrated Console Engine

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2 mic inputs with selectable Phantom power

4 stereo analog inputs

6 stereo analog outputs

2 AES/EBU inputs

2 AES/EBU outputs

4 GPIO machine-control logic ports (each with 5 opto-isolated inputs and 5 outputs).

The StudioEngine DSP Mix Engine

StudioEngine DSP Mix Engine

Provides audio mixing and processing only for Fusion consoles.

Does not includes any I/O but can mix multiple inputs and outputs from Livewire sources or existing x-Nodes.

This solution allows you to have all your I/O's in a central location and with all mixing performed in the studio via the StudioEngine.

 

Further Expansion

If you need more inputs and outputs then you can add to your Fusion system with a PowerStation Aux which adds redundant power backup power supply as well as doubling the available I/O's.

 

The PowerStation Aux

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2 mic inputs with selectable Phantom power

4 stereo analog inputs

6 stereo analog outputs

2 AES/EBU inputs

2 AES/EBU outputs

4 GPIO machine-control logic ports (each with 5 opto-isolated inputs and 5 outputs).

 

You can also use the standard Axia xNodes to further expand your Fusion system.

 

Console Frames & Modules

The Fusion AoIP console is available in a number of frame sizes that can be configured as either a straight or split console. Console frames are available in the following sizes:

  • 8 Position Mainframe
  • 12 Position Mainframe
  • 16 Position Mainframe
  • 20 Position Mainframe
  • 22 Position Mainframe
  • 24 Position Mainframe
  • 28 Position Mainframe

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12 Position Fusion Frame

Once you have selected the frame size suitable for your application, you can add the modules you need to create your perfect Fusion console.

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Most modules are supplied in banks of four positions although some are individual or dual modules.

Available modules includes:

4 Fader Module

4 Fader Module

Provides four assignable faders for your Fusion console.

Uses 4 frame positions.

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4 Fader Motorised Module

Provides four assignable motorised faders for your Fusion console.

Uses 4 frame positions.

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Call Control + 2 Phone Fader Module

Control the Telos Hx6, Nx12, Nx6, TWOx12, Series 2101 and VX phone systems directly from your console. Also compatible with Phonebox.

Uses 4 frame positions

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Call Control + 2 Phone Motorised Fader Module

Control the Telos Hx6, Nx12, Nx6, TWOx12, Series 2101 and VX phone systems directly from your console. Also compatible with Phonebox. Includes two motorised faders.

Uses 4 frame positions

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10 Button Film Cap Switch Module

Provides 10 hardware buttons for manual switching of GPIO.

Uses 1 frame position.

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10 Button Film SmartSwitch Module

Provides 10 SmartSwitch buttons for manual switching of GPIOor triggering software functions via optional Pathfinder software. Includes LCD readout to display button function.

Uses 1 frame position.

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20 Station OLED Intercom Module

Part of the Axia Intercom system. Provides instant access to twenty Axia Intercom stations and includes OLED screens to display intercom names.

Uses 2 frame positions

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10 Station Film Cap Intercom Module

Part of the Axia Intercom system. Provides instant access to ten Axia Intercom stations. Legends via film caps.

Uses 1 frame position

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Monitor + 2 Fader Module

Includes:
4 x Programmable Buttons
Additional Nav & Control Buttons
Basic Monitor / Headphone Control
SoftKnob Overbridge Control Set
Uses 4 frame positions

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Motorised Monitor + 2 Fader Module

Includes:
2 x Motorised Fader Modules
Basic Monitor / Headphone Control
SoftKnob Overbridge Control Set
Uses 4 frame positions

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Monitor + Navigation Module

Includes:
4 x Programmable Buttons
Additional Nav & Control Buttons
Basic Monitor / Headphone Control
SoftKnob Overbridge Control Set
Uses 4 frame positions

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1 Position Blank Panel

Uses 1 frame position. Includes overbridge.

 

The Fusion range also offers additional connection panels designed to be mounted in studio furniture or woodwork in addition to your actual console.

Mic / Headphone Control Panel Headphone Control Panel Mic Control Panel Producer Mic Control 4 SmartSwitch Panel
Mic / Headphone Control Panel Headphone Control Panel Mic Control Panel Producer Mic Control Panel 4 SmartSwitch Panel

Software Remote Control

The Fusion AoIP Console also offers the option of remotely controlling the system using the Axia SoftSurface application. This is ideal for applications where space does not allow for a traditional physical console. SoftSurface is available as a cost option.

SoftSurface Software

PathFinder For Complex Broadcast Environments

In addition to the features offered by the Fusion console and PowerStation, the Fusion AoIP Console is also compatible to with the Axia Pathfinder software which offers advanced audio switching and routing capabilities ideal for multi-studio environments or network broadcasters.

Pathfinder software

Custom Solution

Due to the highly configurable nature of the Fusion system, it is not possible to provide standard setups or pricing. We will be happy to work with you to fully understand your requirements and offer a bespoke solution perfectly tailored to your needs. Contact our team today for more details.

Fusion Console Features

  • From 8 to 40 fader channels, each with instant, unlimited access to any source. Assign any type of source to any channel.
  • Rugged construction of extruded aluminum ensures rigidity and EM-tightness. Anodized aluminum work surface with laser-etched markings that can’t be rubbed off ensures durability and good looks for life.
  • Four main stereo outputs (Program-1 through Program- 4), plus four stereo Aux sends and two Aux returns.
  • High-resolution OLED displays above each fader strip display selected source, full-time source and backfeed confidence metering, talkback status, pan/fade information and more.
  • Integrated intercom capability includes built-in IFB for two-way communication to individual talent positions via headphone feeds and mics, plus a variety of optional drop-in intercom modules that connect to Axia IP Intercom whole-plant intercom systems.
  • Flexible, intuitive Talkback system lets board ops talk to hosts, studio guests, external feeds — any source with an associated backfeed.
  • Every channel has a stereo Preview (“cue”) function, with a unique latching interlock system for fast, intuitive operation. Multiple channels may be assigned to Preview simultaneously. 
  • Reconfigurable monitor section with reassignable controls let operators instantly change monitored sources “on-the-fly.”
  • Software control of options such as EQ, mic dynamics, aux sends and returns, pan and balance and other features delivers maximum flexibility without panel clutter or intimidating controls.
  • Built-in Omnia dynamics processing lets operators combine compression, de-essing and expansion with EQ to “sweeten” microphone sources.
  • A unique, flexible Record Mode enables one-button setup of record mixes for phone bits or off-air interviews.
  • Consolidated user display conveys meter, clock, timer and monitor source information at a single glance. Meter up to 6 buses at once by default, using VU or PPM-style ballistics — add another 4 meters for a total of 10 if desired.
  • Precision timer and clock functions, including an event timer that can be triggered by pre-defined sources, a countdown timer with last-minute alerting and a time-of-day clock that can be synchronized to network time using NTP.
  • Show Profiles set-save-recall feature allows users to instantly recall a customized personal profile, or a profile tailored to specific show types. Up to 99 Show Profiles can be saved for interview shows, music-intensive programming, call-in talk shows, etc.
  • Console functions can be accessed remotely for configuration, management and diagnostic purposes using any standard Web browser.
  • Built-in 5.1 discrete mixing capabilities for production use.
  • Optional Telos phone control module provides direct, on-the-console line switching control of any Telos multi-line broadcast phone system.
  • Numeric keypad (with # and * keys) lets operators quickly place calls with phone systems or codecs attached to the Axia network.
  • Completely automatic, hands-free mix-minus generation for every Phone caller or remote Codec source. 
  • Built-in User Keys for can be programmed with Axia PathfinderPC routing control software to control profanity delay units (such as the 25-Seven® Program Delay Manager), or can be used to trigger routing salvos, scene changes or send GPIO commands.
  • No audio passes directly through the Fusion control surface, keeping your programming safe from studio accidents. All mixing and processing is performed by the StudioEngine or PowerStation mixing engines.
  • Axia’s trademark long-life conductive-plastic faders with side-loading actuation defy dirt, grit and dust.
  • Aircraft-grade switches with LED lighting have been tested to withstand millions of operations.
  • Can be directly remote-controlled using Axia SoftSurface software for Windows.

Bespoke Solutions

Because of the complex nature of Fusion AoIP Console, our expert team will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and design a Fusion solution perfect for you.

Contact our team to discuss your project and how Fusion can help you.

What we think...

The Fusion provides the ultimate AoIP solution for any complex, professional broadcasting environment.

Liam Burke - Broadcast Radio

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