ISE 2016: IP-based Audio, Video Infrastructure Highlight Lawo’s Booth
At this year’s ISE show at stand X220 (Hall 7) in Amsterdam, Lawo will showcase its IP-based video and audio infrastructure solutions for theaters, congress centers, universities, cruise ships, houses of worship, and other live and install applications.
Featured products include the Lawo mc236 all-in-one audio console and Lawo’s latest IP video and audio routing and processing solutions. The IP products include V__line I/O units for video, A__line I/O units for audio as well as networked based processing and mixing engines such as the 19”/1RU Compact Engine. Sophisticated VisTool touch-screen control solutions with integrated logic functionality and features like auto-mix and auto-gain enable easy workflows and fail-safe operation for routing and mixing also for less experienced users. All Lawo IP products are future-proof, based on open standards such as RAVENNA/AES67, TR-03 and SMPTE2022-6/-7.
Recent IP installs include the Zurich University of Arts, Hillsong Church in Sydney, the European Parliament, and the Quantum of the Seas.
Lawo’s mc236 all-in-one live mixing desk provides a comprehensive feature set covering broadcast, theater, house of worship, live and install applications. The console features uncompromised sound quality and Lawo-grade mic preamps, offering unprecedented value for money. A powerful DSP micro-core with internal 512×512 port audio matrix, and integrated I/O make it ideally suited to permanent installations with limited space. As it is natively equipped with RAVENNA/AES67 technology, the mc236 integrates seamlessly into IP infrastructures. In combination with the Nova37 audio router and mc2 Compact I/O stageboxes, multiple mc236 can be easily combined to a very smart package for networked applications in live performance, installed sound, and houses of worship.
Lawo Compact Engine with VisTool Control Software
The Lawo Compact Engine is a 19”/1RU IP-based networked audio I/O, processing, and mixing engine featuring power supply redundancy and expansion slots for easy addition of I/O cards. Optimized for both touch-screen control and control via classic physical faders from Lawo crystal mixing consoles, the unit provides all of the comprehensive functionality found on a
conventional mixer, as well as an integrated matrix of up to 288 I/Os. These I/Os can be pre- packaged from a broad range of modules, including RAVENNA/AES67 Audio-over-IP, MADI, AES, and Mic/Line. VisTool, the powerful touchscreen optimized control software, provides additional functionality and visualization beyond the limitations of hardware user interfaces, e.g. of DSP parameters, signal levels, and the snapshot database. The software is designed to be the central screen and interaction system for users, providing full control over all relevant functions of the Compact Engine. It offers access to channel DSP processes, including EQ, dynamics, and bus routings, input parameters, and fader channel control.
Lawo V__link4 AV IP Stage Box Solution
The Lawo V__link4 is a compact 19”/1RU device, designed for production-quality real-time signal contribution and distribution via qualified IP network structures. V__link4 offers Video- over-IP coding, signal processing and a video/audio delay measuring system – all in a compact tool. The V__remote4 allows parallel production-quality encoding and decoding of four uncompressed, raw format video streams (SMPTE2022-6/-7 compliant) as well as parallel encoding of four MJPEG video streams for low-latency, high-quality monitoring applications. V__link4 provides two 10Gbit Ethernet ports and four 1Gbit Ethernet ports, and MADI and RAVENNA audio connectivity. The V__link4’s four coding engines are designed to meet the highest demands in video quality and signal transport reliability.
Lawo A__line High-Quality Audio-to-IP Interfaces
The Lawo A__digital 8 and A__madi 4 are the latest members of Lawo’s A__line series of high-quality Audio-to-IP interfaces for install, live and broadcast applications. In combination with the existing A__mic 8 the compact 19”/1RU devices provide easy and reliable solutions for intuitively transporting analog and digital audio signals via IP network environments, and to establish IP-based audio networks. Based on RAVENNA technology, all A__line devices are also compatible with the AES67 audio-over- IP interoperability standard, and come with VisCon__navigator software for easy set-up of audio and video streams in IP networks without the necessity for deep IT knowledge as standard. The A__mic 8 features eight Lawo-grade mic/line inputs and four line outputs, A__digital 8 eight AES3 inputs and four AES3 outputs and A__madi4 four MADI interfaces. All units also provide two RAVENNA / AES67 Ethernet ports and eight GPIOs.