Lawo’s Power Coreᴿᴾ is a full-featured remote production solution for mc² audio consoles, providing integrated modular I/O, DSP and IP streaming capabilities, all in a compact 1RU device. It accomodates 64 channels of MADI audio via its front-panel port, and I/O count can easily be expanded using the eight rear-panel slots which can be loaded with Mic, Line, AES3 and GPIO cards, in any combination, for a total I/O capacity of up to 128 channels.
Designed for mission-critical applications, Power Coreᴿᴾ includes ST2022-7 compliance for network redundancy and Class C jitter / network latency robustness to eliminate the need for dedicated WAN gateways and minimizing the complexity of remote productions while reducing single points of failure. Its IP interface complies with ST2110-30/-31, AES67 and RAVENNA networking standards to deliver maximum interoperability within your production suite. To accommodate the most sophisticated workflows, Power Coreᴿᴾ features comprehensive audio connectivity via two redundant 1GbE SFP ports for Audio-over-IP, one MADI port (with a 2nd port for interface redundancy), and eight modular I/O slots that can accommodate mix of Mic, Line and AES3 cards. A unique studio card with Mic/Line inputs & outputs plus two headphone amplifiers is available as well.
Power Coreᴿᴾ DSP capabilities include 64 fully-featured processing channels and provide low-latency on-site monitor and IFB mixing. mc2 consoles at home have full control of all relevant channel parameters (gain, fader, mute, EQ, dynamics, Aux Send Level, etc.) of the DSP node at its remote location.
All I/O parameters of the Power Coreᴿᴾ can be remote controlled from an mc² console’s channel strips; in addition, mc² consoles can control the DSP channels inside Power CoreRP to offer control capabilities for up to 64 input channels and 16 stereo Aux busses. Remote channels can be mapped to the host console’s surface just like any other source and offer parameter control for Fader, Mute, EQ+Filters, Dynamics, Delay plus the analog and digital input section. Remote inputs and Auxes of Power Coreᴿᴾ can even be linked to local DSP channels of the host console to ensure continuous linking of parameter values.
In addition to the control integration from an mc² console, Power Coreᴿᴾ features a touch-screen optimized control GUI based on the Lawo VisTool screen design solution. This provides on-site as well as remote access to all parameters of Power Coreᴿᴾ, which is convenient for setting up prior to connecting the host console. Power Coreᴿᴾ ‘s unique remote-control possibilities include continuous and dynamic fader control as well as fader start-type commands, which are essential for latency-critical WAN connections and to avoid speech truncation on air. The GUI’s feature set also includes sophisticated test mode and lineup patterns, as well as controllable DIM levels to the talents’ ear-pieces for talkback from the director. The graphical interface also allows monitoring the control connection to the host console, the on-air status, and Sync. You can also monitor Listen and PFL, as well as the local talkback system.