Infront Productions selects Lawo IP solutions for FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021

Multiview room at FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

For IBC/MCR operations and feed distribution of FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021, Infront Productions, the broadcast partner of the FIS Championships, relied on the Lawo IP broadcast infrastructure with V__matrix, Lawo’s Software defined IP Core routing, Processing & Multi-viewing Platform, and the V__matrix vm_dmv Distributed 4K IP Multiviewer as major pillars. For overall broadcast control, Infront Productions deployed Lawo’s Virtual Studio Manager (VSM) as IP Broadcast Control and Workflow Solution.

This V_Matrix system is identical to the one deployed by Infront Productions for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship 2021 in Oberstdorf (Germany), which took place from February 23 to March 7, 2021 and comprising 24 competitions.

Each of the Lawo V__matrix setups used for the two Championships comprises 41 C100 processing blades used for streaming plus seven C100 configured with vm_dmv multi-viewing functionality. The VSM studio control system not only provides simple routing management but, with its configuration, it enables “full flexibility and modularity so that it does not require reconfiguration for each event”, according to the press release.

“The operators can create their own individual profiles on the software panel which can be used across all software panels which are available in the system”, explains Filip Vojsovic, System Engineer at Lawo. And he adds: “Thus, signal allocations on any of the panel positions can be adapted to the users’ best needs, with all profiles saved and recalled by the push of a button. In contrast to operator views, the administrator management setting opens many different sections that allows for a more detailed technical configuration.” This workflow-optimized panel configuration is the result of a long-term, close cooperation between Infront and Lawo.

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