Lawo has announced a new version of its VSM control system: VSM Snap is a smaller 'crosspoint switching only' tool that provides basic functionality on an LBP pushbutton panel. VSM Snap can control third-party gear directly and without a VSM server. It addresses small matrix applications and can be used as a backup router control system for a VSM system.
VSM Snap requires regular LBP pushbutton panels extended with a memory module and specific software. In this combination, an LBP panel can natively talk router control protocols, and provides processing for simple router control logic without the need for a VSM server. The panels come in sizes ranging from 17 to 51 buttons as 19in and desktop models.
It is available in six type of panels – LBP 8 Snap, LBP 24 Snap, LBP 32 DT Snap, LBP 17 Snap, LBP 34 Snap and LBP 51 Snap – while multiple panels can be run within the same network and can connect to the same third-party device.
VSM Snap natively supports most common control protocols, including Leitch, Pro-Bel SW-P-08 and nVision.