Lawo Flexes mc² Remote Production Muscle at IBC: New Power Core RP Node Adds On-Board WAN Capability

20.09.2018 - 07:14

Lawo showcased at IBC 2018 the Power Core RP, a powerful 1RU device that features high-density built-in AoIP and HD MADI I/O, eight modular I/O expansion slots, dozens of DSP channels, IP streaming via WAN or LAN, and network-link redundancy via SMPTE 2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching.

Power Core RP is a robust companion for Lawo mc² audio consoles deployed in remote production roles, thanks to its signal density and advanced networking capabilities. Its implementation of the ST2022-7 standard – also known as “hitless merge”, helps guard against network link failure with redundant, auto-switching dual NICs. Power Core RP also adheres to full Class-C jitter / network latency specifications, eliminating the need for third-party WAN gateways and drastically simplifying remote setups.

Power Core RP is fully standards-based, adhering to the ST2110-30/-31, AES67 and RAVENNA AoIP standards. In addition to being perfectly suited for mc2 remote production duties, it’s also the perfect mate for Lawo’s video contribution solution, V__remote4, which provides WAN-capable bi-directional signal transport for 4K/3G/HD/SD-SDI video.

Power Core RP also stands out thanks to its wide array of possible
audio connections: two redundant 1GbE SFP ports for AoIP and four HD MADI ports are standard; eight modular I/O slots can be filled with any combination of Mic/Line, AES3, MADI or DANTE cards. A convenient Studio I/O card is even available, each one providing two Mic / Line inputs, two Line outputs, and two dedicated headphone outputs for remote production operators.

What makes Power Core RP even more indispensable for remote production that fact that its immense DSP capabilities may be fully remote-controlled from WAN-connected Lawo mc2 consoles. All relevant DSP channel parameters, such as gain, fader position, mute, EQ, dynamics, Aux send levels and more, are available to the mc2 operator in the home studio. 48 DSP processing channels are available, plus low-latency on-site monitoring and IFB mixing. A touch-screen optimized GUI makes operation, whether on-site or remote, smooth and intuitive.