Riedel Communications Declares Support For AES67 Standard

Riedel Communications announced its support for the AES67 standard and the RAVENNA technology framework. Capable of operating in existing network infrastructures, RAVENNA enables real-time IP distribution of audio and other media content.

Riedel“We are pleased to be joining other premier technology suppliers in supporting AES67/RAVENNA and enabling straightforward use of this standard to realize efficient and flexible transport of audio over IP,” said Jake Dodson, director of product management at Riedel. “Riedel has always been dedicated to facilitating versatile and reliable workflows that meet our customers’ unique requirements. By extending our products’ format support to include AES67/RAVENNA, we take a key step forward in delivering the many benefits of standards-agnostic communications and signal-transport solutions.”

The AES67 standard was published by the Audio Engineering Society (AES) to enable the high-performance streaming of audio-over-IP. RAVENNA is an open-standard technology that offers AES67 as one of many operational profiles. RAVENNA technology uses well-established standards and protocols to address interoperability with respect to synchronization, media clock identification, network transport, encoding and streaming, session description, and connection management. The performance and capacity of AES67/RAVENNA implementations scale with the capabilities of the underlying network architecture.

A provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, Riedel already supports both the AES67/RAVENNA and AVB standards with Tango, its fully networked platform for signal distribution and communications applications. The company will continue to make robust format support a part of future product releases.

2015 NAMM Show: Riedel Communications To Show Latest Product
At the 2015 NAMM Show (Jan. 22-25, Anaheim, CA), Riedel Communications will show its latest product line including the Tango TNG-200, RSP-2318 Smartpanel, and the STX-200.

“Riedel comes to NAMM with several new solutions for music and AV professionals,” says Christopher Street, GM, North & Central America, Riedel Communications. “From our innovative new Smartpanel to the new Tango communications platform to our STX-200 interface for bringing Skype content into live production, we will demonstrate how networking infrastructures can be harnessed to enable new, cost-efficient workflows.”

Tango TNG-200 Fully Networked Platform Supporting AES67 and AVB
The Tango TNG-200 represents Riedel’s first network-based platform supporting AES67 and AVB standards. With its own dedicated intercom application, the platform can be turned into a flexible, cutting-edge solution for a variety of communications scenarios. The unit itself is equipped with a high-resolution, full-color TFT display that ensures perfect readability at all times. Intuitive front-panel controls simplify the recall of presets and adjustment of audio levels. Along with powerful processing capabilities, the Tango TNG-200 features two integrated Riedel digital partylines, two AES67- and AVB-compatible ports, two Ethernet ports, one option slot, and redundant power supplies. The dedicated intercom application, “My First Riedel,” turns the Tango platform into an efficient intercom system that users can tailor according to their needs. The asymmetric 40 x 80 matrix size is another Riedel innovation, allowing for standard premium-quality stereo audio connections to panels.

RSP-2318 Smartpanel
The new RSP-2318 Smartpanel offers features and capabilities that will enrich the user experience and change the way broadcasters and AV professionals communicate. The world’s first control panel designed to serve as a powerful multifunctional user interface, the Riedel device boasts a unique feature set that includes three high-resolution, sunlight-readable, multitouch color displays; premium-quality stereo audio; a multilingual character set; and 18 keys in just 1-RU. These features make Riedel’s new Smartpanel a powerful user interface that can be further expanded through the use of apps. Riedel’s first app for the RSP-2318 turns the Smartpanel into an innovative and smart intercom panel. AES67 and AVB connectivity are standard, with AES3 over CAT/coax optional. Additional features include exchangeable headset connectors for mono or stereo applications, an integrated power supply, individual volume controls for each key, two USB ports, two Ethernet connectors, GPIO, audio I/O, an option slot, a removable gooseneck microphone, an SD card slot, and an HDMI output.

STX-200 Professional Broadcast-Grade Interface
The STX-200 professional broadcast-grade interface brings any Skype user worldwide into the professional broadcast environment. Licensed by Microsoft, the new Riedelproduct meets broadcasters’ increasing need for a reliable single-box solution that enables them to bring live contributions from both reporters and viewers into live programming — all while avoiding typical problems such as consumer PCs running common Skype clients, scan and HDMI-to-SDI converters, or audio dropouts and menu pop-ups on the live feed. Serving as more than a stand-alone solution, Riedel’s STX-200 integrates Skype into the intercom solution to enable even more powerful, flexible applications and workflows. The 1-RU box offers broadcast-quality HD-SDI and balanced XLR audio I/Os and is packaged with professional Microsoft Skype TX software. The solution’s broad feature set includes remote management and monitoring of Skype calls.

Other Products on Display:
– Artist, Performer, and Acrobat Intercom Systems
– RockNet Audio Systems
– MediorNet and MediorNet Compact
– MediorNet MetroN Core Router