The judging was carried out by a panel of 40 industry professionals
The winners of IABM’s sought-after Design & Innovation Awards were announced at IABM’s Awards reception on September 16, 2017 at the IBC Show. The judging was carried out by a panel of 40 industry professionals, each with specialist expertise in one or more of the awards categories.
Winner in the category ‘Audio’ was the mc²96 Grand Production Console of Lawo. The new Lawo flagship audio mixing console, launched at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, has been designed to provide optimal performance in video production environments through native support for the following IP standards – SMPTE 2110, AES67, RAVENNA and DANTE®.
The jury’s statement about the Lawo mc²96 console: “At last, a console that takes account of the fact that audio mixing for television requires the ability to see as well as hear an incoming source before taking the audio to air. A very exciting product that looks to be very intuitive to use.”
Proudly accepted was this award on the night by Lawo’s Christian Struck, Senior Product Manager Audio Production, and Andreas Hilmer, Director Marketing & Communication, expressing their gratitude to the jury and their views on the broadcast industry in transition: “mc²96 – Winner of the IABM Design & Innovation Award 2017! Thanks a lot to the judges for not only recognizing our audio heritage, but also honoring the pioneering integration of video. This award is going beyond audio – it’s recognizing our industry’s migration to unified infrastructures and new workflows enabled by the utilization of IP technology.”
The Lawo mc²96 console, available with 24 to 200 faders, features 21.5“ full HD touch-screens as well as multiple mini color-TFTs in channel strips and touch-sensitive color-coded encoders. Lawo’s new production console features LiveView™ real-time video thumbnails right at the fader’s mini TFTs for channel identification. Touching a fader changes the LiveView™ thumbnail to full-screen mode, providing a more detailed view of that channel’s video source, such as a camera or a replay machine.