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The virtual radio suite 4.0 includes SMPTE 2022-7 capability

Lawo RƎLAY, the touchscreen-capable virtual radio mixing and routing software from Lawo, has just rolled out several major upgrades with the release of RƎLAY 4.0 software.

According to the company, the most important new feature in RƎLAY 4.0 is the addition of SMPTE 2022-7

Seamless Protection Switching, also known as “hitless merge.” When running on a PC equipped with dual NICs, SPS enables the RƎLAY software to connect to the broadcast facility’s AoIP infrastructure using two independent, redundant network paths, instantly switching between primary and secondary switch fabrics without interruption should a network link fail. All RƎLAY products now feature SPS capabilities, including VRX virtual radio mixer, VPB virtual patch bay, and VSC 64-channel virtual sound card software.

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Version 4.0 of RƎLAY adds features such as the ability to apply audio processing to Program and Record busses, preview of external sources prior to fader assignment, independent headphone / monitor controls for up to four talent positions, enhanced integration with the popular Lawo VSM studio control system, and support for external GPIO commands using the open-source Ember+ protocol.

RƎLAY software is AES67/Ravenna compliant, interfacing with audio sources via WDM and ASIO interfaces, and all audio mixing is done natively on computers running standard Windows. 

IBC Stand: 8.B50