Lawo will debut new features and capabilities of Power Core, its AoIP mixing engine and I/O node at this year’s NAB Show. Initially introduced as a DSP mixing engine and modular I/O system for Ruby radio consoles, broadcasters have been using Power Core as a gateway between legacy audio formats and standards-based IP media networks.
The ST2110-30 standard ensures interoperability of audio and video equipment in combined radio/TV broadcast plants.
Power Core features include:
• A Dante card with dual-redundant ports and sample rate conversion, allowing easy integration of pro-audio equipment into broadcast environments.
• Dual-redundant front-panel SFP ports for AoIP, enabling broadcasters to have their choice of optical or copper network connections, sans the cost of external media converters.
• ST2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching, which provides dual-redundant AoIP network connections. Twin active links guard against audio loss should one link be interrupted.
“On the front panel alone, there are 128 dual-redundant AES67 streams and 128 dual-redundant MADI channels. Then there are 8 rear-panel expansion slots, 96 DSP channels, and nearly 2,000 routing crosspoints. It’s a win-win!” said Clark Novak, radio marketing specialist, Lawo. Users can add more capacity with eight rear-panel card slots, which allow a-la-carte addition of analog, AES3, MADI and Dante interfaces, and a unique Studio I/O card that provides mic, headphone and monitor outputs.
“The broadcasting industry’s migration to IP has triggered a convergence of radio and TV technologies,” noted Novak.