From The NAB Exhibit Floor: Riedel Communications

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On Monday, Riedel Communications released a number of announcements at the NAB Show. They include:

The introduction of new ESP-2324 Expansion Smartpanel for the company’s award-winning RSP-2318 Smartpanel, a powerful multifunctional user interface with features and capabilities that are changing the way broadcasters and A/V professionals communicate. When connected to an RSP-2318 Smartpanel, the compact new expansion keypanel provides an additional 24 keys and four high-resolution multitouch color displays that are easy to read even at wide angles and in bright sunlight.

The combination of the RSP-2318 Smartpanel and just one ESP-2324 expansion keypanel gives users a total of 42 keys and seven displays in just 2 RU, which is the highest density on the intercom market. Because as many as four ESP-2324 Expansion Smartpanels are supported by Riedel’s RSP-2318 intercom app, users have the ability to extend their Smartpanel configurations to include up to 19 displays and 114 keys.

Belgium’s DB Video called on Riedel Communications and the company’s MediorNet real-time media network to design and build an OB van that would support an entirely new mobile broadcasting experience for productions of all sizes. Working with Riedel and coach builder Moeyersons, DB Video used MediorNet systems to create a relatively small yet robust expandable truck — dubbed Unit 10 — that boasts future-proof broadcast technology and a unique cloud model for signal routing.

To create a future-proof truck with a space-saving yet spacious-feeling environment, DB Video worked with Moeyersons to design from scratch a complete OB van measuring just 11.65 meters long by 2.293 meters wide when closed. The company worked with a team from Riedel Communications, already one of its primary and trusted suppliers, to ensure the unit’s routing and signal transport systems could support production of larger-scale broadcast television programs. The Riedel equipment proved ideal for an OB van designed with much more work space and much less rack space than is typical in a mobile unit.


Deployed in a fully redundant configuration built on a 10 Gbit/s fiber network, 18 MicroN 80G media distribution network devices, two MetroN core routers, and four MediorNet external stageboxes combine to serve as a decentralized matrix that transform the OB van into a cloud truck, with router elements situated in the ideal physical location for any given production or workflow. DB Video expanded the matrix through the interconnection of a router and Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system. All MicroN units installed in the van feature a MADI connection, and all I/O in the cloud includes embedding and de-embedding options, multi-viewing capabilities, SMPTE2022-6 support, video format conversion, and timecode insertion.

DB Video also has deployed Riedel’s MediorNet Compact Pro systems to create remote hubs that allow extra cameras to be connected to the OB van through a simple fiber connection. This capability helps the company to take on large-scale productions when the truck is in the field or when it is serving as a complete production facility at the company’s headquarters.

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