Lawo Nova73 Compact Router

by Frank Hammel
in New Gear

Lawo Nova73 compact routerFRANKFURT, Germany — Lawo’s compact, powerful Nova73 router, featured both at PL+S 2013 here and at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas, is seven rack units in height but has a capacity of 5120 x 5120 crosspoints.

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The system boasts an impressive combination of routing capacity and DSP power. The router can be used as a stand-alone device or as a core for the mc² series – in combination with the new mc²56 mixing console in particular, it forms an extremely powerful yet compact package that corresponds perfectly to the demands placed on broadcast mixing consoles today.

Lawo Nova73 compact router, view from backNova73 Compact - The Little Big Router

The newly developed Nova73 compact, with its capacity of 5120 x 5120 crosspoints, covers a wide performance spectrum. Up to ten I/O slots can be equipped with MADI, ATM or RAVENNA interface cards. Alternatively, the same slots can be assigned to two AES3 cards. These in turn can make directly available to the Nova73 compact up to 64 AES channels. In combination with an mc² series mixing console, a Nova73 compact with its full complement of five DSP cards has over 600 DSP channels at its disposition.

Flexible and Secure

As an interface technology, the tried-and-tested DALLIS I/O system is used: with the DALLIS interfaces, an extensive selection of interface cards is available for the breakout boxes. This allows the modular system to integrate every conceivable type of audio signal, GPIO and control data (RS-422) as well as special SDI and intercom cards.

A high degree of redundancy is a feature of all Lawo systems. The Nova73 compact is no exception, with a redundant power supply fitted as standard and the option of adding a further redundant router module.

The Nova73 compact will be presented for the first time in Las Vegas at the NAB Show in Central Hall (Booth 1311) and shortly afterwards at the Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt (Hall 8.0, Booth B50).