With the installation of mixing consoles and I/O equipment from Lawo, Fuzhou Radio and Television, one of the first broadcasters of China’s Fujian Province, has upgraded its Fuzhou Radio channels to AES67-compliant RAVENNA AoIP.
Lawo has equipped two air studios with a 12-fader ruby mixing console, backed with Lawo’s sophisticated Power Core.
Lawo’s ruby console and Power Core engine combo is largely popular with top broadcasters, due to the combination of a beautiful, uncluttered mixing desk and a “tremendously powerful” DSP mixing engine. Power Core’s multiple MADI and AES67 interfaces give access to as many as 384 channels of stereo audio as standard, making it the perfect bridge between baseband and AoIP audio.
Eight plug-in slots accommodate even more I/Os 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 or expansion or de-essing tools. It also has dual, redundant NICs with SMPTE 2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching to ensure instant, inaudible recovery from network faults.
“Fuzhou Television has worked with Lawo before and has experienced the power of our mixing consoles first-hand, with an mc²56 at the centre of their HD OB van,” said Jochen Richter, Lawo’s head of Sales, Radio. “When they decided to renew their radio studios and adopt AoIP, they found our ruby mixing console perfectly suited to their needs.
“More and more broadcasters are choosing Lawo, realising the benefit of audio networks based on standards rather than proprietary protocols.”