Studer Showed Axia Livewire AoIP Card Development at NAB 2012

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HARMAN'S Studer was showing its commitment to integration of the Livewire AoIP standard at NAB with the first showing of the D21m interface card that may be used on Vista and OnAir console systems.

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Livewire (member of the Ravenna community) is the broadcast networking system that utilizes Ethernet to provide an easy way to route and share audio and logic throughout the broadcast plant. Under the Livewire Limitless License (L3) introduced this year, Studer is licensed to build a Livewire interface into any or all of its products, allowing instant one-cable connection to Axia networks and products from more than 30 other Livewire hardware and software partners.

"We decided to adopt the Livewire standard from Axia following consultation with many customers on our new product strategy," said Andy Trott, HARMAN's Vice President and General Manager of Mixers, Microphones and Headphones (Soundcraft, Studer and AKG). "Studer is embracing a very ‘open standards' philosophy as we launch more and more broadcast systems and this is the first of many new partnership initiatives that we will be announcing over the next 18 months to provide our customers with increasing flexibility."

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"Axia clients realize that the value of the network isn't the network itself—it's the variety of devices the network can connect to," says Axia President Michael "Catfish" Dosch. "The addition of Studer products to the already-impressive list of broadcast equipment that connects to Livewire underscores just how strongly broadcasters value standards-based networking."

About Livewire
Livewireis the broadcast IP-Audio networking protocol developed by Axia Audio. Livewireutilizes Ethernet to provide an easy way to route and share audio and logicthroughout the broadcast plant. More than 3,000 radio studios are equipped withAxia AoIP networks, and over 25,000 Livewire-equipped devices are in dailyservice worldwide.

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About The Telos Alliance
The Telos Alliance is a global leader in the research,development, and manufacturing of IP‐Audio, telephony, and high‐performanceaudio processing equipment for broadcasters. Telos, Omnia, Axia, and LinearAcoustic are Telos Alliance companies. The Telos Alliance is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio USA, with additional US offices, plus sales,research and manufacturing offices in Germany,Latvia, Ukraine and China.

HARMAN designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31, 2011.

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