Lawo Welcomes Merging Technologies as First Among HOME Equals

Cooperation also introduces two important control innovations for Shared Users
Puidoux (Switzerland) and Rastatt (Germany), April 21 st 2022.

Merging Technologies and Lawo today announced that Merging is the first vendor whose
solutions are fully integrated with Lawo’s HOME platform, with all-access privileges to the
invaluable services offered by this groundbreaking IP infrastructure management platform.
First-class citizenship in the HOME ecosystem means that all compatible Merging
products—their virtual audio devices, and soon also their Anubis, Horus and Hapi
interfaces—will benefit from instant IP discovery and registration, intuitive stream routing, device
monitoring, diagnostics, parameter control and the security features offered by the HOME
platform, all enabled through a single control API.

One highly anticipated result of Merging’s bold move will be that the parameters on Merging
products can be conveniently tweaked from an mc²-series console with built-in HOME

Christian Struck, Lawo’s Senior Product Manager Audio Production, applauds Merging
Technologies’ decision to support HOME: “Especially in the performing arts where audio
recording and playback quality is critical, operators frequently leverage the sonic excellence of
Merging’s audio preamps in combination with a Lawo mc²-series console. A direct line of
communication between the two provides centralized access to comprehensive parameter
tweaks and all the real-time information, security and control today’s operators require.”
Claude Cellier, Merging Technologies’ CEO, concurs: “We consider the integration of Merging
products with Lawo’s HOME platform a perfect match. A growing number of users have been
asking for a way to remotely control our preamps from a Lawo mc² console. In addition to all-
round operational convenience, HOME provides lightning-fast discovery and registration, and
more. We are sure Merging Technologies’ user base will appreciate these control and
monitoring features.”

The following Merging Technologies products are HOME-compliant in beta, with an expected
release before summer:

  • Anubis
  • Hapi MKII

It is anticipated that all Merging I/O products will be compliant before IBC 2022.
Previously shipped, eligible Merging Technologies software and hardware can be added to the
HOME ecosystem via a simple firmware update that should become available around that time
as well.

“Lawo has always been open to granting other vendors access to the HOME management
platform,” explains Axel Kern, Lawo’s Senior Director Cloud and Infrastructure Solutions. “I’m particularly pleased that Merging Technologies, a highly respected vendor, should be the first to see eye-to-eye with a steadily growing number of Lawo products. And I look forward to welcoming more vendors to the HOME table in the future.” Demonstrations of Merging products as part of the HOME system will be hosted on the Lawo booth #C6932 at NAB 2022.”

In a second announcement, Merging Technologies and Lawo confirmed that an additional
enhanced feature is about to become available for customers of software and hardware from
the two brands. Countless operators use a Lawo console in conjunction with Pyramix, as a
DAW, or Ovation, as a playout system. Many protocols are available to connect digital audio
workstations to consoles or controllers. OASIS is Merging Technologies’ own Ethernet-based
protocol. Quite a few manufacturers of consoles and controllers have included this protocol into
their products to connect directly to Pyramix and Ovation. The addition of Lawo is a major step
forward. From now on, it will be possible to interconnect directly and to facilitate workflows and
total recalls.

Maurice Engler, Merging’s Product & Project manager commented: “This development is a
really significant bonus for users in a variety of scenarios, including live broadcast, recording
and post-production, and we warmly welcome this initiative by Lawo.”
Lawo’s Christian Struck added that the new audio production software release to be unveiled at
NAB 2022 (V10.2.4) will provide comprehensive Pyramix and Ovation support among other cool
new features.

About Merging Technologies
Merging Technologies is a Swiss manufacturer with over 30 years of experience in developing
groundbreaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and
media industries. With a dedicated user base in the elite end of the music, film, television,
mastering and performances industries, Merging is committed to developing product ranges
with unrivalled quality and flexibility, no matter what the application. Merging builds tools for
people who want more from their systems, have an inherent need to push boundaries, and
believe that quality always comes first.

About Lawo
Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering network, video, audio, control and monitoring
technology for TV and radio broadcast, performing arts, houses of worship, stadiums and
corporate applications. Products include IP-based media infrastructure solutions, control and
monitoring systems, digital audio mixing consoles and video processing tools. Products are
developed in Germany and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the
company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany. For additional
information, please visit