Riedel providing comms for new LA-based production facility

Vista Studios, a full-service independent production facility set to open in Los Angeles’ Playa Vista technology center in February 2017, is deploying Riedel Communications’ Artist digital matrix and Performer digital partyline intercom systems.

The systems will support production and post production activities across 17,000 square feet of stages, VR studios, and live broadcast facilities infrastructure, enabling versatile and reliable communications across the entire state-of-the-art, 30,000-square-foot Vista campus.

The 4K-capable, IP-based facility will also serve as a technology and training centre for the complete line of Riedel products.

Vista Studios is designed to provide turnkey technical solutions for all of its customers’ production needs in one complete facility. Strategically located on the west side of LA, the Vista Studios team brings 30 years of broadcast and production experience to California’s new centre of media creation, "Silicon Beach."

Within the production facility, Riedel’s Artist serves as an advanced modular communications platform with the ability to address the varying demands of modern intercom applications. The Artist’s fibre-based network provides a decentralised infrastructure that can simplify the distribution of audio while ensuring what the company describes as ‘crisp, reliable intercom communications.’

"We’re entrusting our entire communication infrastructure to Riedel equipment," said Mark Depping, vice president of operations at Vista Studios. "Enabling fluid, flexible, and future-proof communications for all of our productions, Riedel technology will play a vital role in enabling our facility to solve the challenges producers face every day."

Joyce Bente, president and CEO of Riedel North America, added: "It is exciting to see our technologies power the new generation of production and post production facilities, and Vista Studios will be a striking showcase installation for our intercom products.”