Lawo will demonstrate a unified infrastructure for audio, video, data and control in practical applications, and will also discuss the industry’s migration to Broadcast 3.0, at IBC2017.
The company will show a range of its products including vsmSOUL, multiviewer for V__matrix, mc2 96 Grand Production Console and ruby Radio Console.
Unveiled at NAB, Lawo’s Seamless Orchestration & Unification Layer (vsmSOUL) will make its European debut at IBC. vsmSOUL is a service for IP-based production environments that manages the generation and routing of audio and video streams in any multi-vendor IP setup.
vsmSOUL is aware of, and handles, information from all system components, and is compatible across individual interfaces and technical solutions. It provides a single point of control for any network size and topology, and provides central stream routing and resource management across single-switch, spine-leaf, or mesh network infrastructures.
Through both standardised and vendor-specific APIs, vsmSOUL accesses switches and network components, including encoding/decoding devices, cameras, multiviewers, processors, switchers and consoles to directly control the generation, registration and routing of streams.
The Lawo V__matrix vm_mv24-4 and vm_mv16-4 virtual modules (VMs) bring high-quality multiviewer functionality to Lawo’s V__matrix ecosystem. V__matrix is a software-defined IP core routing and processing platform using data centre principles and COTS economics to provide a virtualized real-time production infrastructure. Supporting both IP and SDI sources, these VMs monitor uncompressed 4K/UHD, 3G, HD and SD video, as well as embedded and discrete audio, and can generate pixel-perfect mosaics with ultra-low latency.
Both VMs can generate up to four output heads (mosaics), and scale and display any source on any output head without limitation. The same source can be displayed on multiple output heads at different resolutions. The output heads can be configured as either HD, 3G or 4K, and output over IP interfaces or as SDI. Both optionally support SMPTE2042 VC-2 compressed video for monitoring further 3G and 4K/UHD signals without exceeding processing capacity.