2009-09-11

New Lawo mc²66 console presented at IBC

The already loved console, now with high-performance router MKII and new ergonomic features

This years IBC will see Lawo’s presentation of their redesigned mc²66 — with new router board and a new operating surface which has been designed with even more user friendly and intuitive operation. New features expand the already worldwide user options of this successful console. On 11th September this audio desk will be presented in hall 8 on the Lawo booth 8.C71 for the very first time.

The popularity of the mc²66 is based on its functionality, DSP power, its ergonomic operation, flexibility and reliability. With its redesign Lawo has improved the excellent features of the mc²66 even more.

The new MKII router offers beside a routing capacity of 8,000 x 8,000 crosspoints, a fully integrated control system which can be designed with redundancies according to the production requirements, offering a maximum of reliability. The control unit for the operating console is placed on the redundantly designable router board, so that the redundant control system can be replaced during runtime. Anytime, all the control system data are mirrored from the active to the passive system.

The mc²66 redundancy concept offers a completely redundant signal path — from the stage box through the DSP channel to the output. Depending on the requirements customers can choose their own level of redundancy and work with different redundancy grades in their configuration — e.g. regarding the DSP boards, I/O modules or power supply units.

Also the control surface has been developed further: as the optic and haptic concept of the mc²66 has found much praise from the users, now further suggestions of the mc²66 community have been included in the current redesign. In addition to the well-known efficiency, other features are added: OLED displays, FC4 / 2nd layer operation, touch screens, GUI operation, integration of smaller units or external devices in the central section guarantee even more flexibility.