The Parliament of Singapore chooses Lawo for the renovation of its audio infrastructure
The Parliament of Singapore has recently chosen Lawo solutions for audio infrastructure, which recently conducted a technical upgrade. The Singapore Parliament’s Lawo installation includes a compact 32-fader mc²36MkII powered by IP-native A__UHD technology, with A__stage48 and A__stage64 AoIP nodes integrated into the system as stageboxes. These standards-based products support ST2110-30/31 as well as RAVENNA/AES67 AoIP, and provide redundant fail-safe operation using the SMPTE2022-7 standard.
Based on Lawo’s HOME management platform for IP-based media infrastructures, the installation enables users to connect, manage and secure networked setups. Security is particularly important for the Parliament, and HOME provides quarantining unknown devices services, and requires an authentication strategy based on a centralized user management system with dedicated roles and user groups.
During the modernization project, they wanted to ensure that the audio mixing system could be integrated into a remote production infrastructure. The technical and connection specifications to Singapore’s national media network, Mediacorp, were decisive for the purchase and installation of the Lawo mc²36MkII console as the central element of the parliament’s audio infrastructure.
Because the Parliament of Singapore project was carried out during the pandemic, training and configuration support were done during online remote sessions. Lawo’s Frank Mosch conducted technical pre-project discussions so that MediaCorp and systems integrator Broadcast Communications International Pte Ltd could finalize the system’s design and interconnectivity in a unified workflow. Training during project installation and completion, including assistance in minor system adjustment during T&C, were also carried out online.
The Singapore Parliament project was carried out between October and Christmas 2021. The first seating of Parliament of Singapore using the new Lawo broadcast infrastructure took place during January 3 – January 5, 2022.
“We are proud and honored by the trust the Singapore Parliament has given our products and solutions for this major modernization — the introduction of IP technology using Lawo broadcast equipment,” says Boon Siong Tan, Lawo’s Sales Director, S.E. Asia, India & Radio (APAC).