Lawo V__matrix receives boost with three new rear plate models

Lawo has announced the release of three new rear plates for the connection of SDI baseband equipment to an open-standards-based IP network.

Lawo’s V__matrix IP-broadcast core infrastructure ecosystem has allowed users to transform their installations into a flexible, future-proof production and/or delivery facility for over five years. Its C100 processing blades accommodate a wide range of software-defined video and audio workflows and facilitate the transition to a fully IP-based environment with best-of-breed gateway functionality.

The addition of these new rear plates allows users to leverage the processing capacity of V__matrix’s C100 blades fully and to allow them to derive more power from a smaller footprint.

The three new plates are as follows:

This new fixed-format rear plate features 32 micro-BNC connectors (16 inputs and 16 outputs), with the ability to interface 12G single-link SDI signals and destinations on 11 inputs and as many outputs. The five remaining I/Os remain available for 3G SDI signals. The 16+16 expands the connection density of previously released io_bnc plates by up to 60%, allowing users to keep their IP infrastructure even more compact.

The io_bnc_11+11 is Lawo’s first rear plate, whose 11 inputs and 11 outputs are all 12G single-link capable, yielding up to 10% more overall connection density per C100 processing blade than previously available models.

This rear plate provides 16 micro-BNC connectors that can be individually configured as baseband SDI inputs or outputs via software configuration. Bidirectional baseband I/Os are very popular among V__matrix users. With the io_bnc_16_BiDi, bidirectional I/Os are now also available with 12G single-link SDI connectivity.

Like on all existing members of Lawo’s io_bnc family of rear plates, the micro-BNC connectors are primarily intended to receive and transmit SDI signals. They can, however, be software-configured for MADI data transfer.

“On its fifth anniversary, the V__matrix ecosystem remains a cutting edge core infrastructure platform with a continuously evolving feature set,” explained Stephan Türkay, Lawo’s senior product manager, media infrastructure. “With the latest advancements in I/O conversions, V__matrix provides even more powerful solutions for both large-scale conversion and UHD workflows.”

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