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Lawo equips first all-IP Swiss facility

MEDIAParc facility designed by SLG Broadcast

Swiss broadcasters RadioFr and La Télé have announced the completion of a new all-IP broadcast centre for their radio and television operations using Lawo broadcast equipment.

SLG Broadcast was also retained to design and construct the MEDIAParc facility. SLG was responsible for the concept, project planning, installation and commissioning. Standards-based networking was specified, with AES67 supported for audio and SMPTE 2022-6 for video.

Lawo equipment installed at the facility included the following:

  • The Radio Fribourg and Radio Freiburg main studios each feature a 12-fader Lawo Ruby as the main mixing console, with another 4-fader Ruby for the News position, with custom control screens designed using Lawo VisTool GUI builder software
  • Three radio editing booths equipped with 4-fader Ruby consoles and VisTool displays, all powered by a single, shared Lawo Power Core DSP mixing engine
  • For La Télé TV programming, a Lawo V_matrix8 provides video IP routing, processing and multi-viewer services, all managed with Lawo VSM software and hardware control panels
  • The OB van is equipped with a 12-fader Lawo Sapphire mixing console for mobile broadcast events

“MEDIAParc is the first all-IP mediahouse in Switzerland, and as such it represents the successful realisation of an ambitious vision encompassing cross-media workflows,” says Marc Straehl, CEO of SLG Broadcast AG. “RadioFr wanted all-IP infrastructure for both radio and TV sides of the house. They wanted to virtualise the production environment, so that editorial PCs could contribute programming directly via the network. And they wanted standardised, future-proof solutions.

“As TV and radio stations share more and more resources, this type of seamless integration is what broadcasters require. Lawo’s standards-based technology, together with SLG technical know-how, helped make the RadioFr vision a reality! We look forward to the design and deployment of many more such projects in the future.”