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vm_dmv Distributed 4K IP Multiviewer

Multiviewer display processors


vm_dmv is a true revolution in multiviewer technology. Leveraging the power of IP using Lawo’s advanced V__matrix IP video routing & processing platform, vm_dmv lets you build a true 4k UHD multiviewer that can easily grow and adapt to suit your unique requirements. Build a system as small as 24 inputs and 4 control heads, or as large as 768 inputs with 128 heads – and beyond.

The secret lies in the pairing of Lawo’s unique LiveView™ technology and V__matrix architecture. vm_dmv “virtual module” apps run on C100 blades inside a Lawo V__matrix rack unit, which accepts SDI and 40GbE connections. Combining LiveView™ with the ability to “cluster” C100 processing blades keeps bandwidth requirements low, while enabling incredible scalability. Need more inputs or more control heads? Simply load another vm_dmv module to increase system capacity.

vm_dmv takes full advantage of modern network design. It utilizes a distributed architecture, with multiple software modules running on C100 blades within V__matrix frames connected via IP. Individual modules can be hosted in the same frame, or located in different frames within your facility — even in an entirely different location altogether. Which means you can also have multiviewer heads wherever you need them: Master Control, remote production facilities, even OB vans. No other multiviewer system can give you this kind of flexibility.

Traditional multiviewers require massive amounts of bandwidth because they generate control head PiPs using incoming video signals at full-scale. vm_dmv solves the bandwidth problem with cutting-edge LiveView™ MIP-mapping technology. Each incoming signal is optimized and downscaled, then served as four simultaneous streams of differing sizes. These streams become the PiPs used in each multiviewer head; once a source is present, it can be displayed by any (or every) head in the system. LiveView™, coupled with V__matrix’s 40GbE IP backbone, provides true bandwidth efficiency, ultra-low latency, and one-to-many source distribution.

vm_dmv is space-efficient, too. Each V__matrix rack frame accommodates two C100 blades, making it possible to deploy a 48-8 vm_dmv multiviewer system using only 1RU of space. And because the system is built on a true-IP backbone utilizing the ST2110 and ST2022 standards, you can build a distributed architecture, with V__matrix frames placed adjacent to source inputs and connected via Ethernet —instead of running cable bundles to the central rack room.

A groundbreaking multiviewer deserves an equally groundbreaking control and configuration system. vm_DMV is controlled with Lawo’s “theWALL”, a unique HTML5-based GUI that makes mosaic configuration with borders, colors, UMDs, tallies and more a simple case of drag-and-drop. Configure any monitor wall, route signals, change mosaic layouts, save and load user presets. theWALL does all this and more, with a smart, intuitive touch interface that’s a snap to use. Ideal for EICs, line producers and operators, theWALL gives every member of your production team the power to change their monitor wall layouts on-the-fly in seconds flat.

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