BIRTV2014: Riedel Communications Rolls Out Latest Product Highlights

Riedel Communications will show off some highlights from its product line including MediorNet, a virtual key panel app for the Artist Intercom System, an integrated AVB control panel for the Artist Digital Matrix Intercom, and more at BIRTV2014 (exhibiting with NDT at Stand 8B07) on Aug. 24-27 in Beijing.

Riedel“Riedel has been a supporter of BIRTV for many years, and we have seen tremendous growth both for the show and the region,” says Joe Tan, General Manager, Southeast Asia, Riedel Communications. “We have made dramatic improvements to our MediorNet products to include more on-board processing and extended routing functions to streamline operations and save money. We will also be showing our AVB solutions as well as our new virtual control panels for Artist.”

MediorNet 2.0 and MediorNet MetroN
At BIRTV2014 Riedel will showcase its MediorNet real-time media network. MediorNet 2.0 is a firmware update for the MediorNet real-time media network that provides video router functionality and high-speed rerouting. MediorNet 2.0 is available now.

The MediorNet MetroN is a 2-RU large-scale core router that provides a real-time routing capacity of 64x 10G ports. MediorNet MetroN can function within a larger MediorNet installation, interfacing with other MediorNet frames via fiber.

Virtual Key Panel App for Artist Intercom System
Riedel’s Artist virtual key panels enable the use of smartphones and tablets (iOS, OS X®, and Android) as control panels in combination with any Artist digital matrix intercom system. These hand-held devices can then provide the same functionality as full-featured, 12-key Artist control panels. The user operates the virtual control panel using the device’s touchscreen interface that can be configured via Riedel’s Director software.

Integrated AVB Control Panel for Artist Digital Matrix Intercom 
Riedel Communications will also feature its new CPX-AVB expansion card for Riedel Artist 1100 series control panels. The CPX-AVB provides the next generation of AVB interfacing for Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom control panels.

The CPX-AVB is a dedicated card that fits in the expansion slot of the Artist 1100 series OLED control panels. The card turns the control panel into an AVB-enabled device, in turn making the panel’s ports available within the entire AVB network. The expansion card converts two Artist ports to the AVB network and vice versa.

To enable further signal integration, Riedel offers a comprehensive suite of AVB-enabled interfaces for its Artist intercom platform. In addition to the existing Connect AVB x8 panel interface, the Connect AVB C8 interface offers eight AES connections on BNC. The device supports both bidirectional AES for intercom panels and unidirectional transport for broadcast AES.

The Connect AVB A8 interface provides eight analog inputs and outputs on RJ45 connectors. Riedel’s AVB Manager offers full AVB network management and features system-wide control of all AVB components.

Other Products on Display:
– MediorNet Modular and MediorNet Compact
– Performer, Artist, and Acrobat communications systems
– RockNet fiber-optic converters and console interfaces
– RF-over-fiber solutions

Riedel Hires Erik Miehs as Service Engineer for Australia
Erik Miehs has joined Riedel Communications as service engineer for Australia. In his new role, Miehs will boost Riedel’s ability to support existing customers and equipment rentals while contributing to the company’s continued overall growth in sales and rentals across the region.

“As an end user in his previous position, Erik brings a wealth of operational Riedel knowledge to our team. With his appointment, we’ve instantly expanded our ability to deliver excellent service to our growing client base,” said Cameron O’Neill, general manager, Riedel Australia. “We’ve had an explosion of new installations in the past two years, and keeping those systems in peak condition is one of our core values.”

Miehs has more than ten years of experience working in audio and pro sound. Most recently, he was a communications and broadcast engineer at the Sydney Opera House, where he was responsible for all Riedel Artist, Performer, and Acrobat systems deployed in the Opera House venues and its new recording and broadcast facility. Previously, he served as an A/V technician for corporate functions and events at Revolver Audio, and was an audio technician and FOH engineer for Glass Chain Audio Services.