Lawo to Showcase Significant Audio Broadcast Developments at NAB 2012

Hardware and software, including new RAVENNA products combine for diversified offerings

Lawo is pleased to announce several important developments that will be showcased during the forthcoming NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show. Showing a comprehensive range of audio production solutions that will appeal to the broadcast community, Lawo’s technological prowess will be on display at booth #2046, Hall C2.

During NAB, Lawo will be showcasing a variety of exciting product offerings, including implementations of RAVENNA Audio over IP technology, the world premiere of the company’s new SDI-Dock, JADE and Multitrack Editor software products, the new Version 4.16 software running on the mc²66 MKII broadcast console, Visual Extension for sapphire, Nova29, the crystal console, plus demos of practical applications using the Virtual Studio Manager for the device-independent control of audio and video equipment.

During NAB, Lawo will demonstrate RAVENNA Audio over IP technology implementations in its latest products. Here, show attendees will be introduced to the RAVENNA HD Core Card, RAVENNA DALLIS Master Card, and the 8-channel RAVENNA I/O modules.


NAB will also serve as the world-wide launch of Lawo’s SDI-Dock, the perfect bridging tool between the worlds of audio and video. SDI-Dock incorporates 8 high quality embedders and de-embedders plus 128 audio channels connected through MADI. The product is completed with powerful video processing functions, including color correction, frame sync, and thumbnailing.

Lawo will also showcase its latest software developments. The company will introduce two software solutions: JADE and Lawo’s Multitrack Editor for simplified and more efficient workflow at the editor's workplace. Equally notable, the mc²66 MKII broadcast console will be presented with the new V4.16 software. A prominent feature of this release is the doubling of the channel count so that a full mc² system can offer up to 888 DSP channels. For hands-on experience, the compact mc²56 mixing system will also be set up at the Lawo booth. Attendees will also want to catch Lawo’s 3D audio mixing and monitoring integration using the mc²66 MKII. Lawo’s 3D audio mixing and monitoring integration will be a most interesting technology showcase of future company developments.


In Las Vegas, Lawo will be presenting, for the first time with Visual Extension, the sapphire, the newest member of the on-air radio and TV broadcast console family. This system offers many desirable functions, e. g. an outstanding graphical visualisation of system functions, advanced user management in combination with proven Lawo technology in an innovative new design. Further, the crystal console, designed for on-air radio broadcast and edit suite applications, will be shown in its 12-fader version.

Lawo will also have the all-new Nova29 compact 16-port MADI router on display. The Nova29 delivers transparent signal routing for 1024 x 1024 signals, an integral intercom function, as well as many easy-to-maintain features. We’ll also have demonstrations of practical applications using the Virtual Studio Manager for device-independent control of audio and video equipment.


Lawo AG
Lawo, headquartered in Rastatt/Germany, specialises in developing, designing and manufacturing mixing consoles and matrix systems for radio and TV broadcasters, as well as for use in live events. Standards of high quality and innovative technology are supported by more than 40 years of experience in the field of professional audio technology.Lawo’s product range covers digital audio mixing consoles for use in radio, broadcast, production and live applications, including the required software. In addition to the provision of matrix systems and audio networks, Lawo also carries out project engineering tasks and acts as a main contractor for radio OB trucks; these services include user training and maintenance. This high level of expertise results in a comprehensive support service for Lawo customers.