HOME extensions for Lawo
HOME extensions for Lawo
Lawo has introduced the HOME-native .edge hyper-density SDI/IP conversion and routing platform. Each rear I/O blade integrates 48 HD-BNC connectors in the 2U chassis for SD/HD/3G/UHD-SDI interfacing, resulting in 192 SDI/IP conversions. The drop-in SDI router replacement and hyper-density conversion unit for IP and hybrid infrastructures provides full support for the SMPTE ST 2110 suite in addition to ST 2022-7 redundancy and seamless protection switching of audio, video and ancillary data streams in both local and wide-area network operations.
The evolving V__matrix platform has been expanded with the addition of the vm_jpegXS virtual module app. Based on the ISO/IEC2112-1-compliant TicoXS codec, the vm_jpegXS app provides full ST 2110 compatibility for interoperability while offering higher video compression ratios. Supporting compression ratios between 5:1 and 36:1, the vm_jpegXS offers four encoding and four decoding from and to JPEG XS (ST 2110-22). Uncompressed signals can be interfaced with SMPTE ST 2110, ST 2022-6 or SDI.
The German brand has engineered features including health monitoring and native support for third-party devices for the HOME IP infrastructure management solution, which is officially labelled as NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 compatible in the controller and registry category. Through the API-based “lives@HOME” program, any third-party device can become a “first-class citizen” and make all desired parameters accessible for control on the network. Other additions to the HOME feature set include Signal Rights Management for audio parameters and system health, which provides status information regarding components with centrally logged information, warning and error entries. With the addition of C100 processing blades, Lawo’s LCU commentary unit and the Nova73 router to the HOME inventory, the inclusion of the entire Lawo product portfolio nears completion.
The Audio I/O Extender (AIOX) is a software-defined DSP mixing and I/O engine for the Power Core gateway that bridges baseband audio formats and AES67 IP media networks. Each AIOX 1U unit provides up to eight additional I/O card slots delivering up to 64 additional channels of I/O. Up to 20 AIOX units can connect to one Power Core via coax, twisted-pair or fibre, providing 1,280 total additional analogue or digital audio I/Os, plus GPIO.
A__UHD Core and mc² consoles now benefit with signal ownership groups, health monitoring and user lists to the available feature set with the latest v10.4 software update. Signal ownership groups arbitrate resources shared on a network and signals originating from a variety of devices or locations can be combined into logical groups. In production environments, control assignments can be isolated to avoid accidental overrides by other networked consoles.