LAS VEGAS� At its press conference, German manufacturer Lawo unveiled the V__matrix, a software-defined IP core routing and processing platform.
Based on data center principles of flexibility, fabric computing and COTS economics, V__matrix (shown at right) was developed to provide a virtualized real-time production infrastructure for broadcasters. Leveraging multiple cores connected to a high-capacity COTS switch with redundant 10GE and 40GE connections, V__ matrix forms a distributed IP routing and processing matrix with frame-accurate, clean switching.
Lawo President and CEO Philipp Lawo explained that V__matrix can be deployed anywhere�in an OB truck, a TV studio or a broadcast operation center to create a virtualized core infrastructure for live production: �We are very excited to be able to offer the ability to transform any broadcast installation into a flexible, future- proof production facility, addressing a wide range of workflows and supporting the transition to a totally IP-based environment.�
Also introduced was the R?LAY Virtual Radio Mixer; multiviewer control system theWALL; and V__matrix, a software-defined IP core routing and processing platform. The R?LAY Virtual Radio Mixer fits in a backpack but �there�s a whole radio studio in this,� said Michael Dosch, Lawo�s director of virtual radio products.
Clark Novak, Lawo radio marketing specialist, added that R?LAY is different from a simple console remote control: �It�s a software- defined radio mixer.�
Lawo multiviewer control system theWALL debuted with support for the Cobalt Quint-Split multiviewer system and the Imagine Platinum SX Hybrid system. More systems are slated for upcoming support.