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NAB 2019: Lawo to showcase new Power Core audio gateway features

Lawo will demonstrate new features and capabilities of Power Core, its AoIP mixing engine and I/O node, at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Initially introduced as a DSP mixing engine and modular I/O system for Ruby radio consoles, many broadcasters are using Power Core as a gateway between legacy audio formats and standards-based IP media networks.

The ST2110-30 standard ensures ‘seamless’ interoperability of audio and video equipment in combined radio/TV broadcast plants.

Power Core features new at NAB 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. Now, broadcasters 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.

“Power Core packs a staggering amount of DSP and modular I/O into only 1RU,” said Lawo radio marketing specialist Clark Novak. “On the front panel alone, there are 128 dual-redundant AES67 streams and 128 dual-redundant MADI channels. Then there are eight rear-panel expansion slots. Combine this with 96 DSP channels and nearly 2,000 routing crosspoints, and it’s no wonder radio and TV stations are finding that Power Core increases capabilities, simplifies infrastructure and reduces costs. It’s a win-win!”

Power Core’s eight rear-panel card slots allow a la carte addition of analogue, AES3, MADI and Dante interfaces, and a unique Studio I/O card that provides mic inputs and headphone and monitor outputs.

Visitors to NAB can see Power Core, along with the entire line of advanced Lawo radio, TV and live-sound products, at NAB 2019, April 6-11, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #N2503.

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