IBC 2016

IBC 2016: Lawo V__matrix makes European debut at show

At IBC 2016, Lawo (Stand 8.B50) will be presenting their solutions for IP video core infrastructure and IP-based remote productions. In addition to new features in the existing V__line product range, the European debut of V__matrix, a software-defined IP-based video routing and processing platform, will be a show highlight.

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Further highlights will include VSM, Lawo’s independent broadcast control and monitoring system for both baseband and IP-based broadcast installations, a full array of virtual radio solutions, new innovations for the mc² series, Nova routers and remote production solutions, as well as Lawo’s KICK technology for remote, automated field-of-play mic control and a special demonstration of Binaural 3D – Immersive Audio on stereo headphones.

With their full range of IP solutions on display, Lawo will provide broadcasters with the opportunity to take a closer look at the technology behind the massive IP installations that were used at this summer’s major international sports events in France and Brazil.

In France, IP-based Lawo stage boxes were used around the field of play in every stadium. 500 Lawo IP-commentary systems across the venues delivered feeds globally, and Lawo V__line units and the VSM control system supplied and controlled video contribution feeds from all stadiums to the International Broadcast Center (IBC). This setup was a fully IP-based 900×900 video routing matrix, switchable via VSM without any SDI routing involved.

For the Rio sports festival, 17 mc²56 consoles with HD Core were being used for sound mixing, plus 10 Nova73 Compact Core Units for signal distribution. A__line and V__line units took care of IP interfacing, signal processing and distribution, and IP remote production kits based on V__remote4 were also used by multiple broadcasters. Overall control was performed by a VSM server and VSM LBP17 panels.