A__stage WAN-Capable AoIP Stagebox Series at Prolight + Sound 2019

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Lawo is pleased to present for the first time in Germany a new series of AoIP stageboxes at Prolight + Sound 2019 as part of the well-established A__line family of AoIP devices: the WAN-capable, A__stage series of live-performance interfaces, with premium features such as discrete Class A Mic preamps, advanced digital A/D FIR filtering, and SMPTE 2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching (SPS), providing two discrete, redundant network links to ensure network connection stability.

Three new A__stage devices will be on show in Frankfurt. All feature switchable Mic/Line inputs capable of handling balanced or unbalanced sources, AES3 I/O with broadcast-grade sample-rate conversion, PTP/Word clock sync and conversion capability, and dual-redundant power inlets.

Lawo A__line AoIP nodes are compact devices capable of streaming uncompressed broadcast-quality audio to Layer 3 networks in real time via both WAN and LAN connections. A__line nodes effortlessly convert audio – mic, line-level, AES3 and even digitally-encoded baseband MADI – to audio-over-IP streaming traffic using open-standard SMPTE 2110-30/31, AES67 and RAVENNA protocols. IP-audio streaming is managed using either the open-source Ember+ control API, or standards-based RAVENNA advertising and discovery. Additionally, A__line provides true flexibility through a non-blocking routing matrix that allows any input to be routed to any output, and simplify level control in networked infrastructures by supplying ppm metering for all Analog and AES3 interfaces. They integrate tightly with Lawo’s VSM IP Broadcast Control System and mc² audio production consoles, and serve as IP audio stageboxes for mc² consoles, audio extensions for the V__matrix ecosystem, or as stand-alone IP audio gateways.