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Lawo to present Power Core developments at NAB 2019

New Power Core features include a Dante card, front-panel SFP ports, and more

Lawo will be introducing new features and capabilities to its Power Core AoIP mixing engine and I/O node at NAB 2019.

These developments aim to serve as a gateway between legacy audio formats and standards-based IP media networks.

New Power Core features will include a Dante card with dual-redundant ports and sample rate conversion, allowing integration of pro audio equipment into broadcast environments. It also includes dual-redundant front-panel SFP ports for AoIP. Broadcasters have a choice of optical or copper network connections without the cost of external media converters; ST2022-7 switching provides dual-redundant AoIP network connections; and 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.”

The ST2110-30 standard ensures interoperability of audio and video equipment in combined radio and TV broadcast plants. Clients can add more capacity with eight rear-panel card slots, which allow a la carte addition of analogue, AES3, MADI and Dante interfaces, and a Studio I/O card that provides mic inputs and headphone and monitor outputs.