With virtualisation a hot topic for broadcasters, Lawo has rolled out a new version of its RƎLAY virtual radio software suite that is optimised to run in virtual machines.


Lawo: The future is here with RƎLAY v4.2

New RƎLAY v4.2 software runs on standard Windows-based PCs and laptops, either stand-alone or as part of a RAVENNA/AES67 network, but can also be deployed within virtual machines hosted on cloud-based servers, thanks to numerous behind-the-scenes optimisations and performance upgrades that help RƎLAY programs run even smoother and more efficiently.

“Radio engineers are ready for virtualisation,” said Johan Boqvist, senior product manager, Radio at Lawo. “Phone caller management, software codecs, streaming apps and, importantly, playout systems are all available in software now. RƎLAY represents the last piece of the puzzle – virtual mixing and routing software that can tie together that other software in one neat package. The result is the ability to originate, mix, route and distribute broadcast audio within a virtual machine environment. RƎLAY 4.2 is a great tool for broadcasters looking to build bridges between the cloud and bare-metal computing equipment.”

“Lawo is as enthusiastic about virtualising radio production as broadcasters are,” said Lawo radio marketing specialist, Clark Novak. “We’ve always said virtualisation is the future, and with RƎLAY v4.2, that future is here!”

RƎLAY users can download the v4.2 software upgrade directly from the Lawo Downloadcenter.