Livewire is full steam ahead, and Sierra Automated Systems is the latest partner to jump on the networking locomotive. Sierra Automate Systems manufactures digital audio network routing, mixing, console control, and integrated intercom and talkback systems. By adding Livewire, those products will now be able to interoperate with the growing Livewire ecosystem of more than 70,000 installed devices worldwide. That means SAS's support of the Livewire protocol will allow its customers to send and receive audio with stream advertising, control, and program associated data throughout its entire audio network.
As Axia celebrates the 13th anniversary of our invention of AoIP audio, we like to look back and acknowledge some of our early adopters, those brave souls who purchased Axia gear at a time when breaking from AES3 or analog and going with IP audio represented some serious risk taking. One of those was Radio Free Asia (RFA), a nonprofit international broadcaster with its headquarters in Washington, DC and satellite studios throughout the Pacific Rim. RFA broadcasts in nine languages, via shortwave, satellite transmissions, medium-wave, FM, and streaming online. Most of the broadcasts are in Mandarin Chinese, which is broadcast twelve hours per day. We spoke with RFA's CTO, David Baden, who has recently returned from India, where he set up the remote equipment for Radio Free Asia's live coverage of the Tibetan elections.Read More
Q: "We have a customer who wants to use one microphone selectively with two different control rooms. The mic has mic/headphone accessory panels, and the client wants control of the accessory panel to follow the mic, no matter which of the facility's mixing consoles it's assigned to. Is this possible?"Read More
Did you know that you can use Media Player (or any standards-compliant player, like VLC Player or Quicktime) to play the RTP audio streams generated by your Livewire network? Think of the possibilities around your plant: any computer with a set of speakers instantly becomes a listening station for any audio channel your plant is generating. All you have to do is generate a standard SDP file so your player knows what stream to load and play.Read More
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