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Axia Routing Control Panels

Routing Control Panels Overview

Axia makes it easy to build large, IP-based routing networks of up to 10,000 audio streams. We also make hardware tools to help your operators control all that networking power. Along with PathfinderPC and PathfinderPRO routing control software, Axia Routing Control Panels put fingertip control of inputs, outputs and routing scene changes anywhere you’ve got a rack space.

Routing Control Panels Features

  • Six accessory control panels for convenient talent / guest control of a variety of studio operations:
    routing scene changes, GPIO closures, XY control of inputs and outputs, etc.
  • Slim panel design mounts in any 1RU rack space.
  • Fanless, convection-cooled.


Routing Control Panels In Depth

Take Control

Axia control panels let you place routing power anywhere — in a studio turret, a TOC control panel or an equipment rack. These accessory control panels work with Axia’s PathfinderPC and PathfinderPRO routing control hardware, allowing you to map routing commands – from simple contact closures to complex logic-driven events – to any button for fast execution.

Film-cap controllers with LED-backlit keys can be illuminated with a choice of colors; keycaps are film-legendable for quick function identification. SmartSwitch panels have dynamic, backlit LCD buttons that can change color and text with user activation. And the rack-mount 8-button SoftSwitch panel has high-resolution OLED buttons that can be loaded with user-created bitmaps for instant function identification. And the XY Routing Control Panel allows convenient on-the-fly routing of networked sources from anywhere in your facility; route any source to any output of your choosing with just a couple of knob twists.

17-Button LCD SmartSwitch Panel

The 17-button SmartSwitch Router Control Panel features backlit LCD buttons with dynamic text and color to provide 1-touch remote access to often-used machine-control or software functions. Multiple pages of button assignments can be programmed and recalled with just a touch; use PathfinderPC’s Stacking Events Editor to map single commands or complex routing salvos to any button. Easy-to-use Web-based configuration pages can be accessed from any PC on the Livewire® network.

Film-Cap Switch Panels

Use these Film-Cap Router Control Panels when dynamic-text capabilities are not required; lighted aircraft-grade switches provide fast execution of router salvos, machine-control or software functions programmed using PathfinderPC Router Control software. 5-, 10- and 15-button rackmount models are perfect for use in a studio turret, TOC control panel or equipment rack. Place film labels under the clear button caps; set the LED backlights to any of 8 different colors.

XY Router Control Panel

XY Router Control Panel lets you route any source to any destination (any-to-any routing) with the click of a button. Choose your desired audio stream, select your network output and press “Take” to route audio. Perfect for TOC program stream selection, ingest stations where a multitude of incoming feeds need routing to air, or production rooms — anywhere you need many-to-one control of networked audio streams.

Routing Control Panels Specifications

  • Rackmount package requires 1RU of free rack space.
  • XY Router Control Panel and 17-Button LCD Smartswitch panel require 1 free 100BASE-T POE enabled Ethernet port on a network switch for connection and power to the Axia network.
  • 17-button SmartSwitch Panel requires PathfinderPC or PathfinderPRO software to program and execute conditional routing commands.
  • FilmCap Button Panels require 1 free Axia GPIO port per each 5 buttons. PathfinderPC or PathfinderPRO software is not required for GPIO command of networked devices, but is required to program and execute routing commands.
  • 8-Button OLED SoftSwitch requires PathfinderPC or PathfinderPRO software to program and execute conditional routing commands.


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