The Radio Software v6.0 update from Lawo will incorporate SMPTE ST 2022-7 as standard for its Ruby and Power Core radio consoles
Lawo has integrated support for the SMPTE ST 2022-7 standard for Seamless Protection Switching (SPS) into its family of radio mixing consoles.
Michael Dosch, senior product manager, Radio OnAir, Lawo, said: “Audio-over-IP (AoIP) has revolutionised radio, making network reliability a key success factor. That’s why Lawo is taking the lead by implementing the SMPTE ST 2022-7 standard for SPS into its family of radio mixing consoles, as it has already done for its mc² production consoles.”
SPS enables AoIP simultaneous transmission of dual, identical audio streams via independent network paths, providing switching to backup should the primary link be interrupted.
“TV broadcasters have been pushing hard for network redundancy, and the SMPTE standard provides an excellent solution,” Dosch declared. “But redundant networking isn’t useful only for TV; it’s crucial for radio broadcasters too. Network reliability is job one for live radio — so we’ve added SPS to our consoles to help ensure that unexpected network problems don’t result in dead air.”
Lawo has incorporated SMPTE ST 2022-7 as a standard feature through Radio Software v6.0 update to its Ruby and Power Core radio consoles. In addition to SPS for Ruby and Power Core, the Radio Software v6.0 update includes a number of user interface and feature enhancements for all Lawo radio products, including mixing consoles, VisTool GUI Builder software, and Lawo’s OnAir Designer console customisation tool.