Axia’s new Quasar flagship console delivers trusted AoIP technology, cosmic design, stellar sound, and limitless production possibilities.
At IBC 2019, The Telos Alliance debuted the Axia® Quasar 6th-generation AoIP console. Axia’s new flagship console draws upon the Telos Alliance’s rich history as the inventor of AoIP for broadcast, with more than 9,700 AoIP consoles and more than 100,000 connected devices on-air worldwide. Axia has channeled all that experience into this console, consolidating its native AoIP architecture and refining it for the ultimate user experience with limitless production possibilities for radio and specialized TV applications.
Sleek, Ergonomic Design
Quasar features a sleek new look and extremely high-quality components, rugged enough for a lifetime of uninterrupted use. Designed based on extensive global customer feedback and ergonomic studies, Quasar has an easy-to-operate touchscreen user interface (no external display required) that operators can also access remotely via any HTML5 device. The absence of an overbridge makes for easy desk installation, and the console is fanless and modular, with redundant load-sharing power supply units.
Customizable and Easy to Use
Quasar makes the operator’s job dramatically easier, including new Source profiles (for source-associated logic automation), automatic mix-minus, and automixing an all channels. Extensive metering is built into the surface right where it needs to be—on every channel display and next to each fader, as well as on the monitor module. Users can customize their Quasar surface thanks to user-assignable buttons in the master touchscreen module and every channel strip.
For TV applications, the powerful new Quasar Engine delivers 64 stereo input channels—all with robust DSP processing—and loudness metering on all outputs. Four programmable Layers allow the user to control all channels, including DSP, even on smaller surfaces.
Mature, Reliable AoIP Technology
Quasar gives operators confidence with world-renowned Axia audio quality and reliability. The Quasar Engine’s native AoIP processing, based on a server-class hardware platform, ensures high-performance audio. The console’s 6th-generation technology is mature and sophisticated, offering extreme reliability, with system modularity minimizing single points of failure.
Quasar connects to the Axia’s Livewire+™ AES67 AoIP network and takes advantage of its powerful distributed I/O architecture. The Livewire+ network allows detection, sharing, and control of audio resources across multiple studios connected to the network, and its technology complies with the latest AES67 standards. With Quasar, Axia has unraveled the mysteries of the AoIP universe.