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A broadcast engineer at the helm of the new Lawo diamond console at Bethel Radio in Lima, Peru. (Photo Credit: Bethel Radio)

Bethel Radio In Peru Enhances Broadcasting Capabilities With Lawo

Cultural and educational broadcaster based in Lima installs a 12-fader diamond console coupled with the VisTool virtual extension and more in recent upgrade project.

Bethel Radio, a prominent cultural and educational broadcaster based in Lima, Peru founded in 2002, has recently upgraded its broadcasting infrastructure with IP-based platforms from Lawo to fortify it’s workflow, flexibility, scalability, and future orientation.

The recent installation of a Lawo 12-fader diamond console, coupled with the VisTool virtual extension, marks a significant step forward for Bethel Radio. The modular broadcast console, designed for both radio and TV applications, is built on the open AES67/RAVENNA Audio-over-IP networking standards, ensuring connectivity and compatibility with evolving industry standards such as ST2110-30/-31 and ST2022-7.

Powered by the Lawo Power Core Engine, the diamond console provides a solid infrastructure with expandable I/O options, accommodating various audio sources and destinations, including AES67, MADI, analog, AES3, and Dante. With an internal matrix offering 1,920 x 1,920 crosspoints and up to 96 channels of DSP input processing, the console delivers ample processing capabilities, including EQ, dynamics, de-essing, limiting, and delay.

In addition to the core setup, Bethel Radio has integrated an additional Power Core AIOX expansion frame, adding 64 channels of audio from a 1RU package. This expansion capability further enhances the station’s capacity to accommodate additional audio or GPIO channels, ensuring scalability to meet future demands.
The deployment of VisTool virtual UI for studio or remote applications provides operators with single-point access to all tools, enhancing workflow efficiency and ease of operation. With its graphical interface, VisTool is designed to simplify control and monitoring tasks, offering operators ample control over the Lawo mixing engine platforms.

Miguel Ángel Ángeles R., CEO of Bethel Radio, states, “The integration of Lawo equipment elevates Bethel Radio’s broadcasting capabilities, providing a robust and future-proof infrastructure. Lawo’s expertise in IP-based systems brings a new dimension of seamless connectivity, flexibility, and scalability, aligning perfectly with Bethel Radio’s commitment to delivering exceptional content to its discerning audience.”

Abel Cuerto, technical director at Bethel Radio, adds, “We are delighted to collaborate with Lawo in modernizing our broadcast facilities. Lawo provides our radio station with the tools we need to excel in today’s dynamic media landscape and to broadcast the content and our messages in Peru and worldwide.”

Gustavo Reategui, CEO of Video Broadcast, Lawo’s partner in Peru, concludes,“As a partner of Lawo, I am very excited about our collaboration with Bethel Radio. With the integration of Lawo’s IP-based broadcast solutions, Bethel Radio will be able to utilize the expanded capabilities to serve its national and international community even better.”

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