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Multiviewers Take On Bigger Workloads

Whether offered as a standalone unit or combined with other components of the broadcast workflow, multiviewers are tackling a mix of formats and a higher volume of content to monitor. Above, Studio Berlin uses the Apantac KVM over IP solution for its multiviewers.

NAB SHOW 2022

Cloud And IP Tech Dominate NAB Show Floor

With less hardware to demonstrate and a much-reduced exhibition floor footprint, the first post-pandemic NAB Show pointed the way to a future where software demos of cloud, IP and hybrid environments have become the new norm.

NAB Show: Lawo Shows Off Its HOME In The AWS Cloud

Lawo, a provider of video, audio, control and monitoring applications, says its IP infrastructure management platform, HOME, which was launched in April 2021, has been successfully deployed in more than 60 installations worldwide over the last year, including systems on redundant server clusters and single-leg systems on the embedded CPU of mc² consoles. HOME’s architecture […]

Lawo Introduces .edge IP Video Infrastructure Platform

During a global online event, German IP broadcast manufacturer Lawo unveiled its new .edge IP video infrastructure platform at the NAB Show (through April 27 in Las Vegas) at Booth C6932. .edge’s compact 2RU housing accommodates up to four 25/100 GbE .edge processing blades and rear I/O plates with best-in-class signal conversion density. Hyper-density SDI/IP […]

Lawo Strengthens North American Presence With Relocation Of Jamie Dunn To US

In a move to strengthen the commitment to its North American customer base, Rastatt, Germany-based Lawo has moved Jamie Dunn, its chief commercial officer, to the United States. Lawo, a provider of network, video, audio, control and monitoring technology for TV and radio broadcast, performing arts, houses of worship, stadiums and corporate applications, has more […]

Lawo’s Vmatrix vm_udx Converts In All Directions

To celebrate five years of Lawo’s Vmatrix platform, which enables a wide range of video and audio workflows and supports the transition to a fully IP-based environment, Lawo has rolled out “significant” software-based enhancements. The updated vm_udx application turns V__matrix C100 software-defined processing blades into powerful up/down/cross converters with up to 8 paths of format […]

RTV Noord Chooses Remote-Savvy Lawo Solution

RTV Noord, a 24/7 regional public broadcaster based in Groningen which serves the northern part of The Netherlands, has just commissioned its brand-new Lawo mc²36 audio console and A__stage64 audio-over-IP node for the production of radio, TV and online content. In the wake of its online project, kicked off two years ago, the broadcaster’s editing […]

New UHD/HDR OB Van From MMG Equipped With Lawo Audio-Over-IP Tech

Media Mobil GmbH, specializing in the production and broadcast of sporting, cultural and entertainment events, has placed Lawo AoIP audio infrastructure at the heart of its new flagship OB van, dubbed UHD1. Lawo equipment onboard includes an mc²56 production console with 48 faders, with three WAN-capable A__stage 64 units serving as internal and external stage […]

Singapore Parliament Selects Lawo AoIP For Technical Upgrade

Parliaments around the world have come to trust in Lawo Audio-over-IP technology for critical audio infrastructure. The latest to choose Lawo solutions is the Parliament of Singapore, which recently conducted a major technical upgrade, installing modern Lawo technology in its broadcast facilities. The Singapore Parliament’s Lawo installation includes a compact 32-fader mc²36MkII all-in-one audio console, […]

Enhanced Lawo App Goes Higher, Faster, Stronger

Lawo’s vm_avp app for the software-defined V__matrix C100 ecosystem has been enhanced again with major features, most of which are provided by license options. The new +ab_dsk license option adds video mixing and keying to the V__matrix offering. It unlocks 8 video mixing/keying instances @3G per vm_avp instance. Each instance can work in one of […]

Lawo Names Oliver Frenzel Business Development Manager For SMART Portfolio

Lawo, the German manufacturer of IP audio, video and control infrastructure solutions, has appointed Oliver Frenzel business development manager for its SMART line of IP network monitoring solutions. Frenzel, who holds a diploma in television engineering and electronic media, is already well-known within the Lawo Group and to Lawo customers in his previous roles as […]

Lawo’s V_matrix Gets Boost With 3 New Rear Plate Models

For more than five years, Lawo’s V_matrix IP-broadcast core infrastructure ecosystem has allowed users to transform their installations into a flexible, future-proof production and/or delivery facility. Its C100 processing blades accommodate a wide range of software-defined video and audio workflows and also facilitate the transition to a fully IP-based environment with best-of-breed gateway functionality. To […]

Lawo Unveils Next-Generation Diamond Broadcast Console For Radio And TV

During a special launch event on Nov. 16, streamed live from its studio at the company’s headquarters in Rastatt, Germany, Lawo unveiled its new Diamond broadcast console for radio and TV applications. This IP-native mixing system is based on the open AES67/RAVENNA audio-over-IP networking standards and also complies with ST2110-30/-31 and ST2022-7. Powered by the […]

Jasper Promoted To Lawo Senior Sales Director Middle East And CIS

Lawo, the German manufacturer of pioneering IP-based audio-video systems and control solutions, has appointed Klaus-Joerg Jasper senior sales director Middle East and CIS, immediately assuming responsibility for the additional sales activities in his new function. He will be supported by Alexander Yankovski, based in Moscow. Jasper brings with him more than 25 years of experience […]

Lawo’s HOME Platform And Zurich Opera’s IP Remote Production Project Win Awards

Lawo has won two industry awards that recognize significant and promising new products and technologies. First was the 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Award in the category IT Networking/Infrastructure & Securit for Lawo’s HOME Management Platform for IP-based Media Infrastructures. Launched in April, HOME is natively built on a cloud-ready microservices architecture, enabling […]

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IP Workflows: Upsides Aplenty, Complexities, Too

Broadcasters are embracing IP workflows as a “ramp to the cloud” and are still contending with variable costs and concerns over security, latency and interoperability, not to mention the different skills that labor must bring to bear. However, IP workflows can bring benefits like scalability, flexibility and security to broadcasters, such as NBCU Boston (above).

Cinevideo 4K 12G OB Van Uses Lawo VSM For Overall Broadcast Control

Cinevideo’s newest OB van, a 20-camera 4K OB Van, based on 12G SDI technology, uses Lawo’s VSM Broadcast Control System for overall management and operation in combination with a set of software and hardware panels as well as several GPIO units. Project management, installation and commissioning was carried out by ARET Video and Audio Engineering, […]

UK Broadcaster STV Upgrades News Tech With Lawo

Scottish commercial broadcaster STV has undergone a full technical upgrade of its news production and sound control rooms and studio at its Glasgow HQ. Live programming is now on air, representing the U.K.’s first on-air broadcast installation of Lawo’s A_UHD Core (Phase 2) and 48-fader mc²56 MKIII console. STV’s broadcast channel reaches 3.2 million viewers […]

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TVN Tech | Multiviewers Manage A Growing Juggling Act

Broadcasters are calling on multiviewers to work in traditional, hybrid and IP environments, monitoring many different formats and high numbers of input and output signals. Vendors say they’re keeping up, while advancing in virtualization, compression and resolution. Above, TAG’s probing, monitoring and multiviewing platform for real-time video.

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TVN Tech | TV Inches Toward Audio Over IP

Television is slowly following radio into the adoption of audio over IP technology, but the transition has been hampered by infrastructure costs, the challenge of preventing audio latency and concerns over standards and security. Above, the University of Miami adopted Dante and AOIP for its live sports production workflows before COVID introduced the need for social distancing.

Next-Generation Lawo Audio Console Core And Most Compact mc² Mixing Console Unveiled

In a debut streamed live from the Jazz Club Karlsruhe, just a few minutes from Lawo headquarters in Rastatt, Germany, the company on Wednesday unveiled two new additions to the Lawo mixing portfolio: the Phase II of its incredibly powerful A__UHD Core audio engine, and the next generation of Lawo’s most compact, feature-filled all-in-one mixer: […]

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TVN Tech | Pandemic Puts New Priority On IP Routing

Remotely working broadcasters are increasingly seeing the advantages of IP routing systems to easily control equipment and monitor feeds. Those who adopted IP routers prior to the pandemic were “well ahead of the game,” says one vendor. Above, the BBC’s SMPTE 2110 facility in Cardiff, Wales.

Michael Mueller, Lawo VP Of Sales, Dies At 66

Michael Mueller, vice president of sales at Lawo North America, which designs and manufactures network, control, audio and video technology, died Sept. 26, after what the company said was “a brief, yet severe illness.” The company said he “brought a wealth of experience to his positions as U.S. sales and marketing manager, and later as […]

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TVN Tech | Broadcasters Play To Cloud’s Strengths For Playout

Broadcasters such as Sinclair and Vice are increasingly shifting playout functions to cloud platforms, seeking more flexibility and agility there and testing the waters with disaster recovery strategies, OTT channels and diginets. “In the cloud, you can build up a whole separate system in parallel, test it, then cut over to it,” says one consultant.

Webinars This Week: TVN, MFM, Sinclair, SMPTE, SVG, LAWO

TVNewsCheck will consider how news organizations are turning remote production outposts into permanent at-home studios, while Sinclair will present episode two of a series on monetizing NextGen TV. SMPTE has two events this week, MFM continues a series of for-credit sessions for finance managers and SVG presents its annual Sports Content Management conference in virtual form. For more events, plus dates, times and registration links, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

VIRTUAL EVENTS DIRECTORY

Webinars This Week: Sinclair/One Media, Vela, LAWO, Ross Video, Harmonic

Sinclair and its One Media sister company will kick off a series of virtual events about monetizing NextGen TV with ATSC 3.0 Monetization 101 on Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET. Vela will focus on Advances in Compliance Monitoring Tuesday and Wednesday at varying times. Ross Live considers Esports Arena Production on Tuesday. In the LAWO Lounge, Audio Mixing in the Hands of Automated TV Production will be playing July 8 at two different times. For TVNewsCheck’s full listing of virtual events this week and into the fall and winter, visit the Virtual Events Directory.

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Confirms Shift To IP, Cloud

The pandemic created an opportunity to stress-test distributed and virtualized workflows right now that stations and networks were already considering for the future. The industry’s shift may now be ahead of schedule because of it. Above, NBC Universal’s Boston Media Center is one of the latest all-IP broadcast facilities.

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TVN Tech | COVID-19 Speeding Broadcasters’ Shift To Cloud

The coronavirus pandemic has amped up the transition to cloud-based workflows as broadcasters have employed as many remote operations as possible. The next frontier: an acceleration of live production applications in the cloud. Above, an Amazon Web Services Outpost cloud server.

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TVN Tech | CBC’s Montreal Greenfield Reveals IP Challenges

Francois Vaillant, executive director of engineering at CBC/Radio-Canada, says the group opted to build an IP-based broadcast center to move CBC/Radio-Canada into the future. The greenfield project was an opportunity to be more future-proof.

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TVN Tech | Fox Tackles Monster Super Bowl Production

Fox will use more than 100 manned and robotic cameras to cover the game, including 24 “Super-Motion” cameras to support replays; 20 goal-line and end-line pylon cameras; wireless “Line to Gain” cameras that travel up and down the field in alignment with the first-down marker; and two different SkyCam systems which operate at different elevations. It will also use 72 field mics, as well as wireless player mics, to capture game audio. And that’s just scratching the surface.

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TVN Tech | Audio Over IP Transition Is Humming Along

Audio over IP (AoIP) networking technology is experiencing higher adoption among TV broadcasters, prompted in part by a new transport standard ensuring more interoperability. Many of those embracing IP no longer think of audio production as an island, but as connected networks prompting interoperability to become an important factor. Above, SSL’s System T AoIP production system runs on COTS hardware like Cisco switches.

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TVN Tech | Big Changes Driving Multiviewer Technology

Multiviewers are in the midst of a rapid evolutionary phase spurred by the proliferation of signals that need monitoring and the IP transition. As the need for control across multiviewer screens increases, the technology is also becoming more integrated with other pieces of equipment.

TVN TECH: IBC WRAPUP

TVN Tech | IP, Cloud, AI Were Everywhere At Buzz-Free IBC

Exclamations about the IP transition, the cloud and AI were notably muted at this year’s IBC. Vendors say that’s because this year wasn’t about shiny new things, but rather getting to work on implementation.

NEP Selects Lawo IP Routing, Processing, Multiviewers

NEP Group has released M15, the latest in NEP’s lineup of next-generation regional sports mobile units featuring an IP infrastructure based on Lawo solutions. This single-truck-unit was designed to streamline regional sports workflows, but is flexible enough to scale up for larger shows. Throughout its interior, M15 offers personalized work stations at all operating positions, […]

Verizon Media Upgrades To IP With Lawo

As part of ongoing upgrades and developments to its studio facilities, Verizon Media — the Verizon digital-media division combining AOL and Yahoo — has taken delivery of three state-of-the-art Lawo mc²36 audio production consoles and a Nova37 Hybrid IP/MADI Plug&Play Audio Router for its studio facilities. Renamed Verizon Media Studios (formerly Oath Inc.) early in […]

Televisa Chooses Lawo IP,Ravenna For Upgrade

The largest multimedia operation in the Spanish-speaking world is currently undertaking a major technical upgrade based around IP-based mixing and routing systems from German broadcast technology innovator, Lawo. Mexico’s Televisa is renewing the facilities in San Ángel (CDMX) used to produce telenovelas and other live programming, upgrading from stand-alone studio operation to a fully networked […]

Lawo Supplies CBC With All-IP Infrastructure

Canadian public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada is equipping its new Montreal Broadcast Center with IP-based video, audio, networking and broadcast control systems by Lawo. The new Broadcast Center will be an end-to-end SMPTE 2110 and ST2022-7 facility — one of the biggest of its kind ever built in North America. The 418,000 sq. ft. facility will be […]

Lawo: Evertz Legal Claims Are Unfounded

In response to Evertz’s recent press release about its patent infringement suit against Lawo, Lawo strongly denies any infringement of patents as alleged by Evertz and believes that the allegedly infringed patents are invalid. The Evertz lawsuit asserts that Lawo infringes seven patents relating to Evertz’ internet protocol-based video routing and switching technology and multi-image […]

TVN TECH: NEW FACILITIES INSIDER

NBCU Philly Stations Make Big Leap To IP

The new WCAU-WWSI facility, set for a grand opening sometime this fall, is IP-centric and is designed to not only give the two stations a more efficient space with a common technology infrastructure, but to give their personnel new flexibility in creating content for today’s multiplatform world.

Olympic-Type Tech On Tap In South Korea

With the Winter Olympics underway from Pyeongchang, South Korea, here’s a look at some of the various tech vendors and the equipment that’s making it possible for NBC to provide a record 2,400 hours of coverage.