xNodes are a range of expansion devices that can be used in your Axia enabled radio station where ever you need to either input audio (or I/O) to your Axia network or output audio (or I/O) from your Axia network.
Typical uses might be using an output xNode in your racks are to extract the main studio output to feed your air switch. xNodes allow you to inject or extract audio from anywhere on your network.
Expansion Consoles & Mix Engines
If you wish to expand your Axia system to include additional fader in a studio (and you have a QOR.32) or to put a simple mixer in a racks, production or news area, this range of expansion options is for you.
Axia Livewire Software Drivers
In addition to their hardware range, Axia also Livewire AoIP software drivers to allow software to interact with the Axia network. In effect, the Axia software drivers appear as standard sound cards so the majority of software applications will be able to use the Axia drivers instead of a regular soundcard.
Some software is designed to work more deeply with the Axia drivers incorporating features such as remote start and GPIO triggers. A good example of this is Myriad Playout which not only substitutes the Axia drivers for physical sound cards but can also work with the GPIO capabilities within the Axia platform.
The principle advantage of this is that you don't have to buy an expensive muilti-channel soundcard and you don't use any physical inputs to your QOR.16 or QOR.32 meaning that in many cases you can get away with the cheaper mix engine because although it has less physical inputs, you wont use any for your playout system!
Axia offers their Livewire Driver in a range of output configuratons:
To complete your Axia installation, we offer a range of cables and accessories that will make your job quicker and simpler. Principle among these are our range of RJ45 To Audio converters that provide a quick and simple solution for plugging standard audio cables and equipment into the non-standard RJ45 sockets used on the Axia equipment for most audio connections.
200mm Converter Options
Part Number: 2091-00129 Adapter, dual XLR Female to RJ-45 Female
Part Number: 2091-00130 Adapter, dual XLR Male to RJ-45 Female
Part Number: 2091-00131 Adapter, dual ¼" TRS to RJ-45 Female
Part Number: 2091-00132 Adapter, dual RCA phono dual plugs to RJ-45 Female
2m Cable Options
Part Number: 2091-00123 Adapter, dual XLR Female to RJ-45 MaleH
Part Number: 2091-00124 Adapter, dual XLR Male to RJ-45 Male
Part Number: 2091-00125 Adapter, dual ¼" TRS to RJ-45 Male
Part Number: 2091-00126 Adapter, dual RCA phono plugs to RJ-45 Male
Bespoke Axia System Design
Designing a bespoke Axia based digital solution for your station can be a difficult and time consuming process as there is a lot to consider when deciding which options will be best. Luckily our team has a lot of experience with Axia installations and will be happpy to discuss your need and provide a quote for a complete solution including optional installation.
Contact us today for a free consultation and proposal.