V__matrix Baseband I/O Density Gets a Boost with Three New Rear Plate Models
For over five years, 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. Its C100 processing blades accommodate a wide range of software-defined video and audio workflows and also facilitate the transition to a fully IP-based environment with best-of-breed gateway functionality.
To fully leverage the processing capacity of its V__matrix C100 blades and to allow users to derive more power from a smaller footprint, Lawo announces the release of three new rear plates for the connection of SDI baseband equipment to an open-standards-based IP network.
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,” explains 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.”
The new the io_bnc_16+16, 11+11, and 16_BiDi rear plates are already available for both new and existing installs in tech rooms, private-cloud hubs and OB trucks. And they are just one way of keeping the V__matrix ecosystem current for many years to come. More features will be announced soon.
Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering network, video, audio, control and monitoring technology for TV and radio broadcast, performing arts, houses of worship, stadiums and corporate applications. Products include IP-based media infrastructure solutions, control and monitoring systems, digital audio mixing consoles and video processing tools. All products are developed in Germany and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany. For additional information, please visit www.lawo.com.