2010-08-17

Lawo at the IBC 2010

New products, new release, new features.

At this year’s IBC in Amsterdam, in Hall 8 / Booth C71, Lawo presents two new products, a new release and many new features.

World premiere - presentation of Lawo’s sapphire on-air mixer
Amsterdam will see the official launch of the ‘sapphire’, the newest member of Lawo’s broadcast on-air console family. This new gem is the result of many years experience in the broadcast market, and Lawo’s powerful and inventive R&D.

The sapphire broadcast on-air system is an innovative console with a fresh design, which, at the same time, provides attractive functions and proven technology. Visitors of the Lawo booth will be thrilled by this new mixer that proves again how Lawo builds real quality radio consoles!

Take the Nova29 route
Lawo proudly presents - at an international trade show for the very first time - the Nova29, a compact 16-port MADI router which perfectly complements Lawo’s existing product portfolio.

With a very attractive sales price, Lawo has introduced this powerful new tool for networking in small to medium sized installations, delivering transparent signal routing for 1024 x 1024 signals, an integral intercom function, and many easy service features.

Nova29 can be used as a standalone unit or be seamlessly integrated with Lawo’s broadcast systems, enabling an extraordinary homogeneous studio network. It can be controlled from third-party devices, or directly operated using the control software included with the system. Optionally, the VisTool touchscreen software may be used to enhance its ease of use, and extend its functionality. The integral intercom function also helps to keep a system within the given budget. When networked with Lawo’s on-air systems, customers benefit from the fact that the Nova29 supports many of the great functions provided by the crystal and zirkon consoles.

Lawo’s Nova29 router can be ordered today, with initial deliveries planned for Q4 2010.

New features, highlights and releases, new and proven products
On the Lawo booth visitors will again be able to familiarise themselves with the company’s product range, and enjoy hands-on experience with the mc² series and on-air broadcast consoles.

Experience also the latest v4.10 software release for mc² mixing consoles, which provides many new features such as complete control of the mxDSP card and amazing new custom functions.

As another highlight, Lawo will, for the first time, present an Upmix from stereo to 5.1. Thanks to innovative algorithms, the superb signal processing of the Lawo mc² mixing consoles, as well as the benefits of a low-latency integrated solution, the ‘Lawo Upmix’ is a Ferrari among upmixers. This feature will be demonstrated with the new mc²66 MKII.

In addition, Lawo will also present its first iPhone App. This App can remote-control faders, load snapshots and trigger many custom functions such as ‘Routing Connects’ or GPIs. Thus the iPhone becomes an additional user panel for mc² consoles.

Also on show will be the Lawo Plug-in Collection. Lawo plug-ins enable users to experience the benefits and audio quality of Lawo’s mc² series on their own digital audio workstations (DAWs).

For its DALLIS interface card series, Lawo will present the new 3G SDI card. With features such as 16 channels, video delay and de-embedding/embedding of Dolby-E® metadata streams, this card perfectly meets today’s requirements in HD production workflows.

At Amsterdam, Lawo’s crystal console, designed for on-air radio and edit suite applications, will be shown in its 12-fader and 4-fader versions. The crystal excels with its easy-to-operate control surface and modern design. Plus, in terms of professional audio equipment, it is available at a surprisingly attractive price.

Lawo, this year celebrating its 40th anniversary, has always had an open ear for their customers, and so their products offer application-tailored functionality combined with user-friendly operation at a reasonable price - all to the benefit of customers and users.