Lawo with Innovative Network, Audio, Video, and Control Solutions at IBC2016
Further highlights will include VSM, Lawo’s independent broadcast control and monitoring system for both baseband and IP-based broadcast installations, a full array of virtual radio solutions, new innovations for the mc² series, Nova routers and remote production solutions, as well as Lawo’s KICK technology for remote, automated field-of-play mic control and a special demonstration of Binaural 3D - Immersive Audio on stereo headphones.
With their full range of IP solutions on display, Lawo will provide broadcasters with the opportunity to take a closer look at the technology behind the massive IP installations that were used at this summer’s major international sports events in France and Brazil. In France, IP-based Lawo stage boxes were used around the field of play in every stadium. 500 Lawo IP-commentary systems across the venues delivered feeds globally, and Lawo V__line units and the VSM control system supplied and controlled video contribution feeds from all stadiums to the International Broadcast Center (IBC). This setup was a fully IP-based 900x900 video routing matrix, switchable via VSM without any SDI routing involved.
For the Rio sports festival, 17 mc²56 consoles with HD Core were being used for sound mixing, plus 10 Nova73 Compact Core Units for signal distribution. A__line and V__line units took care of IP interfacing, signal processing and distribution, and IP remote production kits based on V__remote4 were also used by multiple broadcasters. Overall control was performed by a VSM server and VSM LBP17 panels. Practical demonstrations of these capabilities will be offered on Lawo's stand 8.B50 at the IBC.
Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering network, control, audio and video technology for broadcast and post production, as well as live performance and theatrical applications. Products include control and monitoring systems, digital audio mixing consoles, routers, video processing tools as well as solutions for IP-based A/V infrastructures and routing systems. All products are developed in Germany and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany.