NEP includes Lawo IP routing, processing and multiviewers in its new M15 truck

The M15 OB Truck of NEP with Lawo technology in action

M15, NEP’s latest mobile unit for next-generation regional sports broadcast, features an IP infrastructure based on Lawo’s solutions. The company has chosen the Lawo V__matrix IP routing and processing platform, which handles all IP I/O, SDI I/O, audio processing and multiviewers. Six PowerCores are used for MADI, AES and analog audio gateways to AES67. In addition, Lawo VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) is the overall IP Broadcast Control and Orchestration System. The SMART System Monitoring and Realtime Telemetry solution from Lawo is also integrated.

“NEP is at the forefront of delivering some of the world’s largest and most memorable productions. The opportunity for Lawo to be a part of that by providing the core infrastructure for M15 is an absolute honor for us. The Lawo/NEP partnership is critical to our growth and innovation in North America and around the world. We are thankful to NEP for their continued trust and look forward to a long and successful relationship in the future”, said Jeff Smith, Senior Vice President of Sales Americas at Lawo.

The M15 OB truck can be customized according to the demands of the broadcasters: the operating position, individualized climate control and custom lighting can be adapted to their own requirements. Furthermore, the truck presents a horizontal design and a flexible monitor wall fed with 32” monitors. Lawo’s IP router provides the infrastructure to support Grass Valley 86N cameras, including four high frame rate cameras, Kayenne X-Frame switcher; Calrec Artemis console; and EVS XT3 servers.

“We’ve fostered a great business relationship with Lawo over many years. Their products and systems have offered NEP and our clients the flexible, distributed solutions we need for our trucks’ production infrastructure – M15 is just the latest example,” added Glen Levine, President, NEP U.S.

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