Rastatt, Germany (August 2, 2017)—Lawo's R3LAY Virtual Radio Mixer software has been upgraded with the ability to use SIP streams as on-the-air audio sources, as well as several other enhancements and updates. R3LAY is radio software that enables broadcasters to build “virtual broadcast studios” using low-cost consumer desktop and laptop PCs.
The R3LAY line includes VRX8 8-fader and VRX4 4-fader Virtual Radio Mixer software, VPB Virtual Patch Bay software, and VSC Virtual Sound Card software. All are AES67 compliant for use with standard AoIP networks.
The AES67 networking standard specifies SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) as its connection management for unicast streams, and R3LAY v22.214.171.124 allows SIP streams to be used as direct audio sources.
Other additions to this software version include upgraded ASIO audio client handling, enhanced program logging features, and improved integration of the open-source Ember+ protocol for control of studio peripherals.