Lawo Power Core Adds Dante I/O Option

12.09.2018 - 13:21

Lawo announces the addition of a Dante interface card for Power Core, its new flagship routing, mixing and I/O platform for radio. Each two-port card supports up to 64 redundant Dante streams.

“For broadcasters who want to connect Dante networks to their Ravenna AES67 studio networks, this is the way to do it,” says Lawo Radio Marketing specialist Clark Novak. “Slide a Dante card into your Power Core, plug in a network cable, and the devices in your Dante network become available to your Ravenna network as audio resources. It couldn’t be easier.”

Power Core is hugely popular with top broadcasters, thanks to its groundbreaking trifecta of high signal density, compact 1RU form factor, and tremendous DSP power. It also has dual, redundant NICs with SMPTE 2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching to ensure instant, inaudible recovery from network faults.

“Power Core is a mixing / processing engine designed for our Ruby radio console, but clients quickly realized that they could use it by itself as a multi-format audio node,” says Novak. “With all slots filled, Power Core can handle several hundred AES3, HD MADI, analog and AES67 audio channels. And now it connects with Dante networks too. With all these capabilities, Power Core just might be the ‘universal translator’ for broadcast audio.”

Power Core’s multiple front-panel MADI and AES67 interfaces give access to as many as 384 channels of stereo audio, standard. Eight plug-in slots accommodate even more I/O via mic, line, AES3, HD MADI and Dante expansion cards. When paired with a Lawo Ruby mixing console, Power Core can provide as many as 96 DSP channels for precision audio shaping, with up to 80 summing busses, multiple AutoMix groups, and comprehensive compression / expansion / de-essing tools.

Learn more about Lawo’s full line of radio products at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, Stand 8.B50 in the RAI Center.