Lawo has debuted a new software package for its A_UHD Core audio engine, which it describes as a “major leap forward”.
The core, which is part of the company’s mc2 mixers, includes 1,024 channels of mc2-grade processing algorithms, multiple sets of monitoring matrices, downmixing and upmixing, and is Dolby Atmos and MPEG-H compatible.
According to Lawo, it packs the power of systems formerly requiring 7 to 10 RU into just one rack space; weighs only 7 kg versus the 20 to 25 kg of a traditional console core and consumes only 220 watts of power.
The new A_UHD Core is a native IP device, designed to work within IP networks and manage networked devices. It is based fully on open standards such as ST2110-30/-31, AES67, RAVENNA, Ember+ and NMOS and is designed for both 48 kHz and 96 kHz operation.
It also includes Lawo’s new IP Easy functionality, which Lawo says makes IP setup as simple as analogue. The console automatically detects new devices and makes them available at the touch of a button. IP Easy also manages IP addresses, multicast ranges, and VLANs, and includes security features such as access control and quarantining of unknown devices to protect the user’s network.