[LAU] pro gear that runs embedded linux...

Moshe Werner moshwe at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 19:15:38 UTC 2013

Actually I've got a fun fact.
When last year the Israeli parliament published the official requirements
for the new FOH system in the plenum, it stated that no Microsoft driven
console would be allowed:)
Now they are running the Lawo mc2 series...
I know this because I'm the sound engineer in the Israeli parliament:)

Best Regards,

On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:15 PM, Jörn Nettingsmeier <
nettings at stackingdwarves.net> wrote:

> hi guys!
> i'm sure you all have seen your share of professional audio, video, and
> lighting gear that apparently runs embedded linux but never mentions it
> much (unless you happen upon the briefly flashing penguins immediately
> after booting)...
> i just came across the midas pro2 (which i have to learn for an upcoming
> job), and lo and behold, in the manual, midas saith:
> "The PRO2 uses the reliable Linux operating system."
> not exactly in the brochure afaict, but in the very prominent first
> section of the manual. :)
> other expensive boxes i've seen and used which appear to be running linux:
> * Allen & Heath iLive and GLD series audio mixers
> * LAWO mc² series of audio mixers
> * grandMA2 series of lighting controllers
> * the DirectOut M.1k2 16x16 MADI router
> none of these make a secret out of their OS, but it doesn't seem to be an
> advertising item, either. is it because people are generally disinterested
> in and/or frightened by the fact that their gear has to have some sort of
> operating system inside? i wonder if we'll live to see the day where "linux
> inside" is a hot marketing punchline.
> i wonder if you guys have seen other pro gear whose data gets shuffled
> around by industrious yet unseen penguins under the hood?
> --
> Jörn Nettingsmeier
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