NEP selects Lawo tech for new M15 truck

NEP selects Lawo tech for new M15 truck
Published: 30 June 2019 - 1:24 p.m.
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.

The single-truck-unit was designed to streamline regional sports workflows – but is flexible enough to scale up for larger shows, the firm said in a press statement.

The M15 interior offers personalised work stations at all operating positions, individualised climate control, and custom lighting.

It uses NEP's latest horizontal control room design, and the production room features an extremely flexible monitor wall fed by multiviewers with 32” monitors.

Jeff Smith, senior vice president of sales Americas at Lawo said: “NEP is at the forefront of delivering some of the world’s largest and most memorable productions. The Lawo/NEP partnership is critical to our growth and innovation in North America and around the world.”

NEP has chosen the Lawo V__matrix IP routing and processing platform loaded with function-specific software handling all IP I/O, SDI I/O, audio processing, and multiviewers.

Six PowerCores are used for MADI, AES and analog audio gateways to AES67.

The IP router provides the infractructure to support Grass Valley 86N cameras, including four high frame rate cameras, Kayenne X-Frame switcher; Calrec Artemis console; and EVS XT3 servers. Lawo VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) is the overall IP Broadcast Control and Orchestration System. Also integrated for ensuring network stability and security is Lawo’s SMART System Monitoring and Realtime Telemetry solution which also integrates deep packet inspection and network analyzing tools.

“We’ve fostered a great business relationship with Lawo over many years. Their products and systems have offered NEP and our clients the flexible, distributed solutions we need for our trucks’ production infrastructure – M15 is just the latest example,” said Glen Levine, President, NEP U.S.
Lawo and NEP will continue to partner in the development of IP technology infrastruture solutions and workflows to support the needs of an ever-changing broadcast industry.

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