Power Core

Meet the Super Audio Node.

Today’s broadcast facilities demand lots of I/O. Rack space too, because traditional gear often devours 3 or 4 RU to deliver a mere handful of inputs. Good thing you’ve got Power Core instead, with more than 300 channels of built-in I/O, and room to expand. Networked? Naturally, with AES67-standard AoIP. DSP, too: scores of channels to sweeten signals at a moment’s notice. All of this power in only 1RU? You might just need a smaller rack room.

Well-connected.

Power Core has an amazing amount of HD MADI and AES67 I/O on the front panel. 384 stereo channels, to be exact. And there’s more around back: 8 expansion slots, ready for your choice of optional mic, line, AES3, MADI, Dante, and Studio I/O cards (details below). There’s even an internal routing matrix to keep it all organized.

2x MADI I/O

Power Core has loads of front-panel MADI, but you can add even more! Two SFP ports provide 64 channels each.

8x Mic / Line In

Got mics? Of course you do. This card provides 8 mic input channels, with switchable Phantom power.

8x Analog In

Even today’s digital world still has some analog sources. The Line In interface provides 8 mono, or 4 stereo inputs.

8x Analog Out

Like its brother, but in the other direction. 8 mono or 4 stereo outputs interface Power Core with your legacy equipment.

4x AES3 I/O

Connect your AES / EBU devices. Each card has 4 digital inputs (with sample rate conversion) and 4 digital outputs.

2x Dante I/O

The perfect way to connect to Dante networks. Dual-redundant ports give access to a total of 64 Dante streams.

Studio I/O

The Swiss army knife of interfaces. Each card adds 2 Mic / Line in, 2 Line outputs and 2 HP outputs for on-air convenience.

2x MADI I/O

Power Core has loads of front-panel MADI, but you can add even more! Two SFP ports provide 64 channels each.

8x Mic / Line In

Got mics? Of course you do. This card provides 8 mic input channels, with switchable Phantom power.

8x Analog In

Even today’s digital world still has some analog sources. The Line In interface provides 8 mono, or 4 stereo inputs.

8x Analog Out

Like its brother, but in the other direction. 8 mono or 4 stereo outputs interface Power Core with your legacy equipment.

4x AES3 I/O

Connect your AES / EBU devices. Each card has 4 digital inputs (with sample rate conversion) and 4 digital outputs.

2x Dante I/O

The perfect way to connect to Dante networks. Dual-redundant ports give access to a total of 64 Dante streams.

Studio I/O

The Swiss army knife of interfaces. Each card adds 2 Mic / Line in, 2 Line outputs and 2 HP outputs for on-air convenience.

It’s good to have backups.

You like the security of belt and suspenders? Your backups have backups? It’s for you that we implemented SMPTE standard 2022-7 in Power Core. Known as Seamless Protection Switching (or “hitless merge”), SPS lets you connect to your AoIP network simultaneously via two identical, yet discrete, links — and switches from primary to backup instantly, without audio loss, in case of interruption. No manual re-routing. No audio glitches. Your programming just keeps going. And of course Power Core features dual-redundant power sources, too. Because there’s no such thing as too much uptime.

It’s good to have backups.

You like the security of belt and suspenders? Your backups have backups? It’s for you that we implemented SMPTE standard 2022-7 in Power Core. Known as Seamless Protection Switching (or “hitless merge”), SPS lets you connect to your AoIP network simultaneously via two identical, yet discrete, links — and switches from primary to backup instantly, without audio loss, in case of interruption. No manual re-routing. No audio glitches. Your programming just keeps going. And of course Power Core features dual-redundant power sources, too. Because there’s no such thing as too much uptime.

Speaking of standards…
Everybody’s buzzing about AES67. And for good reason. Finally there’s a real standard for connecting together IP equipment from different manufacturers. This is why Power Core is 100% AES67-compliant. Some purveyors of proprietary protocols claim AES67 is incomplete — but we pair it with RAVENNA, the standards-based advertising and discovery protocol with AES67 compliance baked in. So you can connect and control any studio hardware or software you choose, from the ever-expanding AES67 / RAVENNA universe.

Here are more companies who believe open standards are the only way to go.

Speaking of standards…

Everybody’s buzzing about AES67. And for good reason. Finally there’s a real standard for connecting together IP equipment from different manufacturers. This is why Power Core is 100% AES67-compliant. Some purveyors of proprietary protocols claim AES67 is incomplete — but we pair it with RAVENNA, the standards-based advertising and discovery protocol with AES67 compliance baked in. So you can connect and control any studio hardware or software you choose, from the ever-expanding AES67 / RAVENNA universe.

Here are more companies who believe open standards are the only way to go.

Bridge-builder.

Just look at all those front-panel HD MADI connections. And tons of AES67 connections too. Power Core is ideal for bridging legacy systems and modern AoIP networking. And don’t forget: you can add even more MADI, plus analog and AES3 I/O, using the 8 rear-panel expansion slots. Did we hear someone say “future-proof”?

DSP for days.

As if all that I/O wasn’t enough, Power Core is packed with DSP too. Up to 96 channels of audio sweetening, with parametric EQ, shelf, and bandpass filters, gates, limiters, expansion, compression and de-essing ready to apply using easy, touch-sensitive graphical controls. You’d need 24 regular engines to equal the DSP in Power Core. (Believe it — we did the math.) Overkill? Not when you’re the pro who needs it.

96

DSP Channels*
Each channel equipped with input gain, direct out, insert, Aux send and more. EBU R128 loudness metering, too.

80

Summing Busses*
Use as Program, Record, Aux, Group, Mix-Minus or general purpose. Apply DSP to as many as 32 mono / 16 stereo busses.

1920²

Routing Matrix*
Available with as many as 1920 x 1920 routing crosspoints, with instant access to all audio sources, networked or local.

3

Software Levels*
A trio of tiered software license packs let you optimize DSP, bus and routing capacities to fit your station’s unique needs.

* Indicates maximum available resources based on configuration choices. See Feature Chart for details.

Mix it up.

With so much onboard I/O, Power Core is the perfect AoIP Supernode. But thanks to all that DSP, it’s also an incredibly powerful mixing engine for Lawo radio consoles. Pair it with our award-winning ruby, crystal and sapphire control surfaces — or use VisTool GUI Builder software to create a custom “virtual console” with context-sensitive multi-touch controls.

Details, details.

You’re the kind that loves to read the fine print? Specs make you salivate? We’ll let you in on a secret: we feel the same way. So go on, dig in – you’ll find all you want to know (and more) in our Specifications chart.

Details, details.

You’re the kind that loves to read the fine print? Specs make you salivate? We’ll let you in on a secret: we feel the same way. So go on, dig in – you’ll find all you want to know (and more) in our Specifications chart.

German. Quality.

Designed and built by skilled engineers in Rastatt, Germany. Legendary German quality. Premium components. The highest standards. Meticulous precision. Powerful. Reliable. Rock-solid, 24/7.

Lawo craftsmen. For them perfection isn’t a goal — it’s a way of life.