Lawo Rides the IP Wave

Surfing was the theme at Lawo’s NAB Show press conference on Monday as the company highlighted advances in IP and celebrated the development of what is thus far the largest SMPTE 2110 hub in the world.

On the IP front, Lawo announced the vm_dmv64-4, a virtual module for the company’s V__matrix IP routing and processing platform. The vm_dmv64-4 provides unlimited inputs and offers full support of IP and SDI sources in 4K/UHD, 3G, HD and SD.

“It’s infinitely expandable in a very small footprint,” said Andreas Hilmer, director of marketing and communications for Lawo.

Also new is the smartSCOPE deep packet inspection and network analyzer, a media-agnostic, high-density, 24/7 analysis platform for IP flows in live production and delivery networks, as well as smartDASH, a vendor-agnostic enterprise software suite that provides full network and media visibility across an all-IP, all-SDI or hybrid WAN/LAN broadcast infrastructure.

The event’s surfing theme was in recognition of the swift transition of NEP Australia’s Andrews hub to an all-IP facility based on the SMPTE 2110 standard.

In honor of the achievement, Lawo CEO Philipp Lawo awarded Mac Segar, NEP Australia’s technical director, with the IP Big Wave Surfer of the Year award. Segar acknowledged Lawo’s role in the facility’s transition, which was announced at the 2017 NAB Show.

“Twelve months later, we have two working broadcast centers, four all-IP trucks, seven hybrid upgraded trucks — and it all works,” Segar said.