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Managing multi-vendor IP infrastructures

A big theme at the company’s stand is the idea of a ‘Broadcast 3.0’ – IP-based broadcast infrastructure for audio, video, data and control.

Lawo said that while Broadcast 3.0 is under way, tomorrow’s broadcast production requirements will clearly be based on IP transport, software-defined processing, orchestration and seamless control of network resources, and automated workflows.

At IBC2017, Lawo is demonstrating a unified infrastructure for audio, video, data and control in practical applications.

A major part of this is vsmSOUL, Lawo’s Seamless Orchestration & Unification Layer. Shown earlier this year and now making its European debut, vsmSOUL is an overarching service for IP-based production environments that manages the generation and routing of audio and video streams in any multi-vendor IP set-up. vsmSOUL is aware of, and handles, information from all system components, and is compatible across individual interfaces and technical solutions, said Lawo.

It provides a single point of control for any network size and topology, and provides central stream routing and resource management across single-switch, spine-leaf, or mesh network infrastructures.