Singapore terrestrial broadcaster and multimedia company Mediacorp has installed 50 newsroom production workstations equipped with Lawo RƎLAY mixing software at the new Mediacorp Campus.

Mediacorp deploys Lawo’s RƎLAY virtual radio mixers

RƎLAY enables broadcasters to build virtual broadcast studios using off-the-shelf PCs

Singapore terrestrial broadcaster and multimedia company Mediacorp has installed 50 newsroom production workstations equipped with Lawo RƎLAY mixing software at the new Mediacorp Campus.

Tan Boon Siong, sales director, South-east Asia, Lawo, explained: “Broadcasters today are all buzzing about ‘virtual radio’. Lawo has been pioneering virtualisation for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that Mediacorp chose our virtual radio mixer solution for its new facility.”

Mediacorp Campus hosts facilities for 12 radio and eight TV stations, as well as originating a number of online streaming channels. The centrepiece of the new facility is a 30,000sqf central newsroom, designed around an open workspace concept that allows reporters, producers and talents to create content at dozens of production workstations.”

To power these workstations, Lawo’s partner, Broadcast Communications International, supplied and installed 50 copies of RƎLAY VRX4 virtual radio mixer software, part of a family of virtual radio mixer products that run on standard PCs.

Each computer is connected to the facility’s audio-over-IP (AoIP network), giving each workstation’s RƎLAY mixer instant access to audio from network-attached devices such as playout computers, codecs and VoIP servers, as well as audio from local sources.

Tan continued: “Thanks to RƎLAY, each workstation’s workflow can be identical to all the others, and is easier to manage. This enhances operational efficiency greatly, as any producer or presenter can now build content — interviews, news pieces or editorials — at a moment’s notice, using any available workstation.”

RƎLAY radio software enables broadcasters to build “virtual broadcast studios” using off-the-shelf PCs. The RƎLAY line includes VRX8 eight-fader and VRX4 four-fader virtual radio mixer, VPB virtual patch bay, and VSC virtual sound card software.

All are AES67/Ravenna-compliant and multi-touch-capable for easy, intuitive use on touchscreen PCs and laptops. RƎLAY can mix all types of native PC audio using ASIO, WDM, WASAPI and MME drivers, as well as AES67/Ravenna streams.

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