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Caracol TV - Lawo Devise Remote
Signal Monitoring Infrastructure
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nusual times call for unusual
measures. For several months,
the broadcast community has lived in
unusual times, and Lawo is actively
working to help customers develop
innovative technical workflows to keep
operations running during lockdown,
using remote solutions and online
communication software.
Remote production has been a core
piece of Lawo's IP solutions for years
thanks to involvement worldwide
with TV and streaming productions of
major sports or cultural events around
the world. Now, remote FAT (Factory
Acceptance Testing), training and
equipment demonstrations are a part
of the portfolio as well.
Recently, Bogotá, Colombia's private
media company Caracol purchased a
48-fader mc²56 mixing console with
DALLIS frame for their News Studio,
another mc²56 for their new OB van,
and a mc²36 console for their Studio
10 facility.
Home Monitoring
Caracol safety protocols during
Covid-19 require that the company's
engineers be able to monitor and
meter critical audio signals from home,
so they contacted Lawo for a solution.
On April 30, Lawo engineer Daniel
Egea demonstrated remote monitoring
solutions for Caracol engineers via
two possible monitoring methods one employing Lawo AoIP Stream
Monitor software, and a second using
RƎLAY VPB software. Both solutions
use RAVENNA / AES67 connectivity to
monitor the mc² consoles.
Since the demonstration of both
setups met Caracol's requirements,
both software packages will be
configured for long-term tests, and
eventually will be a permanent part of
their studio installation.
"The question for us was, how can

Stream Monitor with participants

The lockdown required Caracol TV to implement remote monitoring

the engineers both listen to and meter
the audio signals while not on site?"
says Egea.
The solution was an infrastructure
that allowed the mc² console core to
supply its audio signals to a facility
computer. "Audio signals were
supplied to the streaming network
via the RAVENNA card in the core
and collected from the network on
a PC using AoIP Stream Monitor or
RƎLAY VPB software. By accessing this
computer via Teamviewer or Remote
Desktop through a second NIC, Caracol
engineers can now conveniently
monitor the most important signals
from home. This setup offers a very
flexible monitoring situation and has
simple, intuitive GUIs to quickly create
a suitable monitoring overview."
Remote Infrastructures
Lawo's solutions can not only
broadcast world championships and
other games remotely but are also
ideally suited for customer-oriented
services, according to Jesús Lozano,

CEO of Lawo solutions partner
Videoelec. "The Corona pandemic has
certainly pushed the advancement
of remote infrastructures, but Lawo
has placed much importance on
developing products and solutions
for remote purposes for years,"
says Lozano. "Now we can use them
not only for production but also,
under adverse circumstances like
the pandemic, for keeping project
timetables and delivery schedules, and
for enabling customers to remain onair or in production."
Camilo Peñuela, Sound Manager
at Caracol TV, is very pleased with
Lawo's response to their need. "With
this solution we can save considerable
costs - and we have a friendly and
reliable remote tool to keep our sound
under control at all times. Not only can
we ensure our audio quality standards,
we can access our audio network in
seconds to check the status of any
stream. This is just one more example
of why Lawo is an excellent company
to partner with."

RƎLAY VPB with participants

Caracol Televisión
Caracol Televisión S.A. (Cadena
Radial Colombiana de Televisión
S.A.) is a private Colombian media
company that operates television and
radio stations. Caracol TV produces
multiplatform content and distributes
it to the worldwide market through
international
channels.
Caracol
Televisión commercialises media as
well as newspapers, magazines, radio
and electronic media.
In 2008, Caracol Televisión S.A.,
with its subsidiaries Caracol TV and
Television Corporation of America,
was one of the five largest media
companies in Latin America, with
presence in over 50 countries
worldwide. Caracol Televisión is part of
Grupo Valórem of entrepreneur Julio
Mario Santo Domingo. Co-owner since
2003 is the Spanish Prisa Group.
Caracol TV productions also offer
services in Colombia for international
partners and co-productions. There
are worldwide joint ventures with
renowned companies such as ABC,
CBS, FOX, The CW,
Telemundo,
TV
Globo, RCTI, Global
Television Network, RTI
Colombia, TV Azteca,
Azteca America, Sony
Pictures
Television
International, TVE, BETV, RCTV Internacional,
ABS-CBN, GMA Network
mxGUI intelligent control software and MediaCorp.


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