Designed for IP-based production scenarios, it provides native support for SMPTE 2110, AES67/RAVENNA, DANTE, MADI and Ember+.
Lawo will present at CABSAT its IP-based broadcast technologies including its radio product line. This year’s setup in Dubai includes the mc²56 3rd Generation production console with A__UHD (Phase 2) audio engine and Lawo’s ruby radio console with a customizable, context-sensitive visual interface and the Power Core Audio Mixing Engine.
The Lawo mc²56 MKIII Audio Production Console incorporates features from Lawo’s flagship mc²96 console in a compact footprint with a versatile feature set. Designed for today’s IP-based production scenarios, it provides native support for SMPTE 2110, AES67/RAVENNA, DANTE (via a Power Core Gateway), MADI and Ember+. Local I/Os include 16 Lawo-grade MIC/Line inputs, 16 Line outputs, eight AES3 inputs and outputs, eight GPI/Os, and a local MADI port (SFP). Its raw performance power is provided by the 1U software-defined A__UHD Core next-gen audio engine with intuitive HOME functionality. Up to 1,024 mc²-grade DSP channels can be handled or shared among multiple consoles based on a flexible licensing system. Lawo’s HOME management platform for IP-based media infrastructures is natively built on a cloud-ready microservices architecture and enables users to connect, manage and secure networked production setups from the ground up. HOME is based on open standards, e.g. ST2110, NMOS, IEEE802.1x and RADIUS. In 2021, Lawo decided to open up HOME and to welcome third-party vendors through a single control API.
Sleek and intuitive, the Ruby mixing console uses SMPTE 2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching combined with standards-based AES67 AoIP to deliver flawless networking for mission-critical applications. A customizable, context-sensitive touchscreen GUI provides a smooth, integrated workflow; complements familiar physical controls to give instant response in fast-paced production environments. Ruby comes with VisTool, the ultimate screen builder for custom studio control GUIs. VisTool lets you create context-sensitive touchscreens to control mixing consoles, routing matrices, build loudness metering displays and more. Use the supplied vector library or import custom graphics. Even include HTML5 windows to control studio peripherals or display interactive Web content.
The Lawo Power Core is a networked 19”/1RU Audio Processing unit with unprecedented processing capacity providing 96 fully equipped DSP channels, 80 summing busses and a 1,920×1,920 routing matrix. On the front panel, a high-resolution colour OLED gives status and setup information. I/O includes dual redundant AES67 Ethernet ports with SFP, capable of 128 bi-directional AoIP streams, and 4 ports for high-density MADI signals (up to 256 total channels of audio) — perfect for native MADI-to-AES67 AoIP conversion. It complies with the ST2110-30 standard too, ensuring seamless operation in combined radio / TV broadcast plants. ST2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching enables simultaneous redundant network links, if you choose. Clock sync connections and 8 GPI / GPO contact closures complete the scene. The eight rear side slots accept any variety of IO cards for Mic, Line, AES, MADI and headphone interfaces in addition to the unit’s IP and MADI connectivity. Besides standard audio processing like dynamics and EQs, Power Core also features advanced audio assist systems like one-touch AutoGain and 32 instances of AutoMix for automatically maintaining the balance of open mics.