Minnesota Public Radio Taps Axia for Facility-Wide Console Upgrade
The Telos Alliance worked closely with Minnesota Public Radio to upgrade its facility’s 24 Axia Element Consoles to Axia Fusion Consoles.
Years ago, Minnesota Public Radio was one of the first Axia customers, outfitting its entire facility with Axia Element consoles. The Element consoles have seen the facility through the years. Now, more than a decade later, MPR is undergoing a studio-wide console upgrade.
MPR’s Chief Engineer Bill Dahlstrom and Director of Engineering and Facilities Tom Nelson chose Axia Fusion consoles to replace the Element consoles throughout, touting performance and the benefits of being a part of the expansive Livewire ecosystem.
“Essentially we are one of the earliest adopters of Axia. Our Axia Elements were more than 10 years old and had served us well. We were so impressed by Element and it gave us such good service that we decided to replace them with more Axia,” says Dahlstrom. “Being part of the Livewire ecosystem also certainly simplifies things. It cuts costs because we are not interfacing physical outputs on devices. We favor products from other manufacturers that are a part of the Livewire ecosphere.”
With AoIP, you can upgrade gradually, over time, which is what MPR did, starting with the main, most-used studios more than a year ago, with the final studios’ upgrade to be complete in the next few months.