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Flexible - forceful - future-proof

Some call it cloud, some call it virtualization – we call it: V__matrix. This new IP broadcast video core infrastructure will turn the ideas of live broadcast systems from conventional to future, transforming any broadcast installation into a flexible, future-proof production facility, addressing a wide range of workflows and supporting your transition to a total IP-based environment.

V__matrix is the first of its kind. Free from the restrictions of legacy hardware platforms it offers a completely virtualized real-time routing and processing infrastructure. Instead of connecting single purpose modular products in elaborate production chains the V__matrix is based on data center principles of flexibility, fabric computing and COTS economics and makes these available to any live production broadcast environment. Whether an OB truck, a TV studio or a broadcast operation center, V__matrix creates a fully virtualized core infrasturcture.

The V__matrix ecosystem is based on generic high capacity core processing blades upon which Virtual Modules are loaded to create the functionality required. Multiple cores are connected to a high-capacity COTS switch with redundant 10GE and 40GE connections to form a distributed IP routing and processing matrix with frame-accurate, clean switching just like a legacy baseband matrix.

The V__matrix ecosystem scales linearly from tens to thousands of I/O and processing functions which make it ideal for any size live broadcast facility, small or large. Capabilities can easily scale as well. An entire production workflow can be remapped in minutes when requirements change from production to production. The functionality of any core processing blade can be exchanged, enabling system capabilities to easily be modified or upgraded to address your constantly changing business requirements. The V__matrix pool of generic core processing blades provides ultimate flexibility; with software-defined functionality they can be configured and called upon to handle the peaks and troughs of seasonal production demands.

With Lawo’s innovative licensing model, Virtual Modules can be assigned to a particular core processing blade or be stored in an on-site license server allowing for unprecedented flexibility.

V_matrix Key Features

  • World’s 1st virtualized broadcast ecosystem with softwaredefined functionality based on high-capacity generic
    compute blades
  • Unified routing and processing core infrastructure
  • Source-timed and destination-timed frame-accurate clean switching with COTS switches using software-defined
    networking (SDN)
  • Distributed processing over multiple networked processing blades
  • Seamless SDI to IP migration utilizing one unified control system (VSM)
  • High-density IP conversion for legacy SDI equipment (up to 160 I/O in 3RU)
  • Optimum utilization of resources: Significantly reduced footprint, power consumption, spare pooling and cabling
  • Sophisticated multi-layer redundancy for signal, network, control and hardware layers
  • Designed for both decentralized operation and data center style centralized operation
  • Fully based on open standards in-line with the AIMS roadmap: SMPTE 2022-6/-7, VSF TR-03/04, AES67 plus SMPTE VC-2 and Ember+