Lawo goes to the Max
Lawo goes to the Max
With Power Core Max, a single Power Core device can be the mixing engine for multiple, on-air mixing consoles
Lawo has announced a new software licence package for its Power Core AoIP mixing engine and I/O node. Power Core Max (with Max short for multiple access) reportedly makes it possible for a single Power Core device to be the mixing engine for multiple, on-air mixing consoles. Four upgradeable licence packages are available.
The Power Core Max package provides support for up to 254 physical and virtual faders, 96 channels of DSP (EQ, dynamics, compression and limiting), 32 channels of bus DSP processing, VisTool Standard touchscreen GUI control, 1920x1920 routing matrix, a 78-station intercom matrix and support for up to four independent connected mixing surfaces.
Power Core XL comes with all the features of the Max package and has been developed for a single console. This package is reportedly ideal for network operations, master control rooms or large, busy main studios with multiple input sources.
Power Core L has been matched to the requirements of single medium- and small-console studios and can accommodate up to 64 AES67 streams and 128 MADI streams, 128 physical and virtual faders (including utility software mini-mixer), 48 channels of DSP audio shaping, 16 channels of bus processing and a 1728x1728 routing matrix. Finally, Power Core SAN is for configuring Power Core as a high-capacity networked audio I/O gateway with limited DSP processing capabilities.
In other news, the German manufacturer has added further control enhancements for its broadcast control system, VSM, with Release 2020-2. The new Flow State master functionality defines VSM as the master of the true flow routing status and ensures that an IP infrastructure is in a deterministic routing state all the time. Wallboxing allows users to move devices across an API-controlled IP infrastructure and maintain flow connectivity. With Network Bridging, two or more independent VSM-controlled IP installs can share relevant sources. The tielines between systems are automatically and silently managed by VSM, based on actual signal consumption across the connected installs.