Lawo involved in shortlist for IBC Innovation Awards 2017
By: Fergal Ringrose
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 4:40 pm

German network, control, audio and video products company Lawo reports it is included in the shortlist of entries for the IBC Innovation Award 2017. The company is listed as a Technology Partner on several shortlisted projects.

The Innovation Award winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the IBC Show in Amsterdam, when Lawo will be involved in contesting the Content Creation and Content Distribution categories. Shortlisted with Lawo as Technology Partner is Singapore-based Mediacorp for its newly built campus, and also Arena TV for its deployment of the world’s first all-IP OB Van fleet. In the Content Everywhere category, the IBC lists Lawo customer Telegenic for the BT Sport Champions League Final 2017 broadcast.

One of the shortlisted projects is Singapore-based Mediacorp’s new broadcast and media centre, which is to be used for all of its digital services, TV, radio and print publications. Lawo audio and control solutions ensure the highest degree of interoperability, flexibility and maximum use of resources across the complex. Throughout the facility’s TV studios, newsrooms, MCR and central section, Lawo’s VSM System gives Mediacorp unprecedented redundancy, with advanced logic to synchronize the two master routers that handle all signals.

VSM adds a sophisticated user rights management to the Virtual Package Workflow, making virtual layers available throughout the facility conditional on the individual rights of the operator configurations, giving all relevant staff access to any signal within the facility. Audio production and distribution within the complex relies on five mc256 audio production consoles and a Lawo mc236 audio desk, together with two Nova 73 Compact Cores, a Nova73 HD router, several A__mic8 interfaces and V__pro8 video processing toolkits.

Another shortlisted project is Arena TV’s all-IP 4K UHD Outside Broadcast Fleet, using Lawo’s VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) Broadcast Control System for overall control. Arena commissioned three IP-based 4K UHD OB trucks based on IP technology from Grass Valley and Cisco, and working with system integrator Videlio.

These new trucks give Arena the production facilities that clients are currently demanding – providing future-proof design flexibility, and achieving the goal of building the first generation of a new breed of IP-based OB trucks.

The IBC Innovation Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, 17 September at the RAI Auditorium alongside the IBC Show. Access for registered IBC attendees is free of charge.