Lawo with Innovative Network-, Audio-, Video-, and Control- Solutions at IBC 2016
Lawo designs and manufactures high quality video and audio equipment as well as control and networking solutions for broadcast production, live and theatre applications. Every product combines solid engineering and innovation with outstanding quality. From first idea to final solution, the complete product creation process takes place at the company’s headquarters in Rastatt, Germany, where Lawo has expanded from a small engineering office to a company of more than 200 employees with offices and subsidiaries in Switzerland, Australia, North America, China and Singapore, and partners all over the globe. With over 45 years of experience in the field of professional broadcast technology, Lawo stands for reliability and innovative technology with worldwide reputation.
Lawo’s product ranges include highly customizable control solutions, digital audio mixing consoles, routers, video processing tools and IP-based transport and infrastructure solutions. All Lawo IP products are future-proof; based on open standards such as RAVENNA/AES67, TR-03 and SMPTE2022-6/-7. In addition to product development and manufacturing, the company also provides hire services for audio and video systems. Lawo’s Global Events division provides turnkey systems to the world’s major sporting events and theatrical presentations. This is done with the highest standard of system-based expertise that delivers comprehensive solutions and service, from initial consultation through to completion of every project, handling logistics, system configuration and support, providing skilled teams with international experience. Visit www.lawo.com for more information.
Lawo is supporting the MNA initiative for promoting the AES67 standard with the adoption and implementation of AES67 across the full product range. In order to support the transition to IP-based infrastructures, Lawo encourages all manufacturers to embrace interoperability and open standards for the benefit of all customers.
Lawo, founding member of the ‘Alliance for IP Media Solutions’ (AIMS), supports open Video- and Audio-over-IP standards. AIMS is founded to ensure that all video- and audio-over-IP solutions brought to market offer complete interoperability and are based on open standards for seamless integration into media workflow environments.
Lawo at IBC 2016 / Amsterdam
On B50 in Hall 8, Lawo will focus their pioneering solutions for IP video core infrastructure and for IP-based remote productions. In addition to new features in the existing V__line product range, the European debut of V__matrix, a software-defined IP-based video routing & processing platform, will be one of the show’s highlights. The company’s showcases include VSM, Lawo’s independent broadcast control and monitoring for both baseband- and IP-based broadcast installations. VSM manages production equipment, abstracting control from the physical production hardware and thus allowing for a seamless transition from baseband to IP. VSM provides unmatched support of control protocols from all major brands and models of video and audio routers, video and audio mixers, intercoms, UMDs and multiviewers, glue equipment, and other third-party devices. On the audio side there will be significant additions to the mc² console family, e.g. for pushing the envelope for automated high-end audio sports production even further. And anyone interested in on-air radio applications should make sure not to miss the latest products for virtualizing radio production.
Many broadcasters all over the world took notice of the massive IP installation which was used at the recent football tournament in France. Lawo’s IP-based stage boxes were used around the field of play in each stadium, the commentary system with around 500 Lawo Commentary Units was completely based on IP, and – last, but not least – Lawo V__line and VSM technology was used for the IP-based contribution of all the video feeds from all stadiums to the International Broadcast Center. In fact, this was a fully IP-based 900×900 video routing matrix, switchable via VSM without any SDI routing involved. At this year’s IBC, broadcasters have the opportunity to have a closer look at the technology behind this and many other productions, and realize that, with Lawo IP broadcast infrastructures, IP-based remote productions are not just a future vision but a reality today.