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Lawo’s IP solutions give winter sports the edge

Company's tech was used during multiple winter sports productions

Infront Productions, the broadcast partner of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021, relied on Lawo’s IP broadcast infrastructure for its IBC/MCR operations.

The production company employed Lawo’s software defined IP core routing, processing and multi-viewing platform V__matrix, as well as its V__matrix vm_dmv distributed 4K IP multiviewer. For overall broadcast control, Infront Productions deployed Lawo’s Virtual Studio Manager (VSM) as the IP broadcast control and workflow solution.

Infront also used an identical V__matrix system for its work on February’s FIS Nordic World Ski Championship.

Each of the Lawo V__matrix setups used for the two Championships comprise 41 C100 processing blades used for streaming, plus seven C100 configured with vm_dmv multi-viewing functionality.

According to Lawo, the VSM studio control system provides simple routing management as well as full flexibility and modularity so that it does not need to be reconfigured for each event.

“The operators can create their own individual profiles on the software panel which can be used across all software panels which are available in the system”, said Filip Vojsovic, system engineer at Lawo.

“Thus, signal allocations on any of the panel positions can be adapted to the users’ best needs, with all profiles saved and recalled by the push of a button. In contrast to operator views, the administrator management setting opens many different sections that allows for a more detailed technical configuration.”