Prolight + Sound: Lawo To Roll Out Latest IP Solutions, Audio Consoles

Lawo, German manufacturer of network, control, video, and audio technology for broadcast, live and theater applications, will be exhibiting at Prolight + Sound (April 5-8, 2016). In Frankfurt, Lawo will show numerous IP-based products and solutions natively equipped with SMPTE 2022 and RAVENNA/AES67 – all demonstrated in a fully-operational setup in Hall 4.1/Booth D30.

Visitors to the show can experience at first hand the mc²36 RAVENNA- and MADI-capable live performance audio console, alongside the proven mc²56 and mc²66 mixing consoles. Additionally, both V__line and A__line video and audio processing and routing devices will be showcased. Further emphasis will be placed on the VSM Broadcast Control and Monitoring System, which is currently being used in demanding TV and radio productions, as well as in A/V multimedia installs.

According to the company, all Lawo IP solutions are future-proof, being based on open standards such as RAVENNA/AES67, TR-03 and SMPTE2022-6/-7, and being in line with the AIMS roadmap.

AUDIO Solutions

Lawo's mc2-36 mixing console

Lawo’s mc2-36 mixing console

The mc²36, Lawo’s RAVENNA/AES67-based all-in-one mixing desk, is built to broadcast standards with a comprehensive feature set that is ideal for use in theaters, Houses of Worship, live and installed-sound applications.

The mc²56 and mc²66 mixing consoles feature mc² AutoMix, which automatically adjusts the levels of active and inactive microphones while keeping a constant ambient level – a unique function for panel discussions and live shows. Two mc²56 consoles will be on show mirroring each other – a capability especially useful in theater applications, where it allows an mc² console to be placed in the auditorium to prepare and fine-tune the audio mix during rehearsals, with its settings mirrored the second mc² console in a control room. In this way, the show mix can be perfected without the audience present, and the auditorium console to be removed to allow space for paying visitors during performances.

Lawo's Nova37 Hybrid RAVENNA/MADI Plug&Play Audio Router

Lawo’s Nova37 Hybrid RAVENNA/MADI Plug&Play Audio Router

The Nova37 Hybrid RAVENNA/MADI Plug&Play Audio Router is intended for instant set-up of small-sized audio networks with a maximum of 1536×1536 crosspoints. Connecting consoles and I/O systems via RAVENNA/AES67 or MADI, the Nova37 audio network is up and running instantly, providing immediate access to all sources. In combination with mc² audio consoles and mc² Compact I/O stageboxes, the new router offers a very smart package for live performance, installed sound, and House of Worship.

The mc² Compact I/O serves as acost-efficient, compact stagebox that expands the connectivity of the mc² mixing console family. Connected via CAT5 or fiber (optional), a ruggedized 5RU stagebox provides 32 Lawo-grade mic/line inputs, 32 line outputs, 8 digital AES3 inputs, 8 digital AES3 outputs, 8 GPIO, 3 RAVENNA ports, and a MADI (SFP) port.

mxGUI with touchscreen operation provides remote control and offline management of all functions of Lawo mc² series audio consoles, including preparation of routing configurations and switching via intuitive touchscreen operation.

The Lawo A__mic8 is the first member of Lawo’s A__line family is a RAVENNA-based, ultra-compact 1RU audio interface with 8 high-quality mic/line inputs, 4 line outputs, 8 GPI inputs and outputs, and Power over Ethernet (PoE).

VIDEO Solutions
V__pro8 and V__link4 serve as Lawo’s tools for live video streaming over IP are the perfect solution to power backstage screens, allowing the cast and staff to follow scenes on the theater stage.

CONTROL Solutions
The VSM Control & Monitoring System independent control system brings all of the devices in TV/radio facilities or A/V installations into a single, unified control environment. The ‘everything under one roof’ philosophy of VSM gives operators full control of a wide array of devices, using flexible, easy-to-use user panels and software interfaces that can be configured to meet the unique requirements of particular workflows and applications. Besides its sizable market share in broadcast environments, VSM can be found in various applications such as providing the Control System on all Quantum-class Cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean International.