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Last Month

Bill Bennett of Lawo, Inc.


When broadcasters swap CD’s, cart machines, turntables, and audio consoles for PC-based digital playout, mixing & processing systems, we call that Virtual Radio. At our last meeting, guest speaker Bill Bennett, Lawo’s Radio Applications lead in the U.S., described virtualization in greater detail by outlining the real applications in use today. He explored how broadcasters may now reap operational benefits and gains by capitalizing on I.T.’s investment in R&D and discussed virtualization’s anticipated role in content creation and broadcast workflow in the future.

Virtual Radio is a hot topic. A recent episode of This Week in Radio Tech (TWiRT) featured a Lawo presentation on this topic. How did they conduct their broadcast interview? Virtually, of course!

Lawo is a provider of virtual radio products, digital mixing consoles, routing systems, video solutions and turnkey systems for the professional broadcast industry. Their equipment is utilized by TV and radio stations, production companies, and theaters worldwide.

About the Presenter:

Bill Bennett has been a long time audio engineer and project manager, leading venue Host Broadcast & technical set-up and operations teams for several Olympics. He’s also managed and/or engineered broadcast audio for NBA, NHL, NFL, and regional events. He joined Lawo in early 2015 after a 12-year consulting & contract engineering career.