BVE 2018: Riedel to demo full range of media networking solutions

Riedel is using its Stand L26 at BVE next week to demonstrate its latest media networking and communication products.

The company’s new Bolero wireless intercom system (pictured, above) in the license-free 1.9GHz frequency range offers connectivity that can be applied three ways: as a wireless beltpack, as a wireless keypanel, and — in an industry first — as a walkie-talkie radio.

The system runs over a standards-based AES67 IP network, and its decentralised antennas connect to AES67 switches and then to Artist frames equipped with AES67 client cards to provide a fully integrated point-to-point intercom ecosystem with handover capabilities.

Bolero uses a high-clarity 7KHz voice codec to provide higher speech intelligibility and more efficient use of the RF spectrum. Bolero operates at twice the spectrum efficiency of other DECT-based systems, equating to up to 10 beltpacks per antenna (fully roaming) and up to 100 antennas per system. Other features include Riedel’s Advanced DECT Receiver (ADR) technology to improve RF robustness by reducing sensitivity to multi-path reflections, Near-Field Communication technology to facilitate "Touch&Go" beltpack registration, Bluetooth 4.1, and a beltpack wrapped in high-impact plastic and rubber overmoulds.

Riedel’s MediorNet MultiViewer App (pictured below) on the other hand is a virtual multiviewer app based on the MediorNet MicroN high-density media distribution hardware and designed to work within MediorNet networks. The app leverages the benefits of a decentralised signal network by enabling multiviewer hardware to be placed anywhere it’s needed. The system can take in up to 18 sources from the network and output up to four multiviewer screens, and it can be configured through a convenient drag-and-drop editor.

Finally there is Riedel’s MediorNet MicroN IP App, which creates a bridge between MediorNet networks and IP networks. The MicroN IP supports SMPTE ST 2110-compliant video and audio as well as baseband video (SDI) and audio (MADI). MicroN IP uses range from stand-alone SDI-to-IP conversion to a fully-networked system with multiple IP gateways and baseband I/Os.

"BVE is a very important event for the broadcast industry in the UK and a great platform to meet with our partners and customers,” said Paul Rivens, general manager, UK, Riedel Communications. “We will be showcasing the capabilities of Bolero, our wireless intercom system, and I am really excited to be showing the MultiViewer and MicroN IP Apps that are sure to get some attention. We’re looking forward to another great show."