Rastatt, Germany (April 14, 2017)—Lawo has announced a new software release for its Relay virtual radio mixer software, which is available or immediate download.

Relay is a suite of software that virtualizes broadcast studio tools. Using Relay, broadcast professionals can move traditional hardware-based studio tools, such as mixing consoles, multi-channel sound cards, and patch bays, into the virtual domain using today’s COTS computing platforms.

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All Relay software is AES67/Ravenna AoIP-compliant, and multi-touch optimized for easy, intuitive use on touchscreen PCs and laptops. This collection of virtual broadcast tools includes Relay VRX8 8-fader and VRX4 4-fader Virtual Radio Mixer software, Relay VPB Virtual Patch Bay software, and  Relay VSC Virtual Sound Card software.

New features found in Relay v3.0.0.102 include support for Unicast streaming, with routines that help maintain Unicast connections and report broken links. There are also program enhancements which decrease the CPU load of host PCs, as well as the inclusion of Microsoft-signed network and WDM drivers for broadcasters using R?LAY on Windows 10 computers.

Relay VRX mixing software’s AES67 compliance allows operators to mix local or networked audio streams and send out a ready-for-air program stream. Installed on a laptop and paired with a Lawo OnAir 4 audio interface, Relay VRX is a grab-and-go mobile broadcast kit complete with VST-based EQ, dynamics and other processing tools.

 

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