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Riedel Supplies Comms for European Elections
Host broadcaster goes with MediorNet, Artist and RockNet
WUPPERTAL, GERMANY — Riedel Communications announced that the European
Parliament employed a large-scale MediorNet real-time media network and Artist digital
matrix intercom system to meet the signal transport requirements of the 2014
European Parliament elections in Brussels. During the weeks surrounding the May
25 elections, the fiber-based Riedel installation provided a network for HD
video, audio, and broadcast-quality intercom signal management, routing, and
The large-scale system installed within the parliament buildings by DB Video
for the elections included 40 MediorNet frames connected over redundant fiber,
two Artist 64 systems, the Riedel RockNet digital audio network, and a number
of Riedel panels already in use on site. These systems were connected in a ring
topology over a fiber network put in place by DB Video in cooperation with
Amubel, which then connected to the in-house fiber network.
The Riedel network enabled DB Video to
interconnect seven different broadcast sets with up to 10 cameras each, which
were used for press conferences, interviews, and live commentary on the
results. An additional 40 SNG and over 60 live stand-up positions were set up
throughout, and adjacent to, the parliament buildings to complement these sets.
Because DB Video had created a plan to address both routing and processing,
including up/downconversion, embedding/de-embedding of audio, and synchronization,
Riedel was able to preprogram and test the system in advance.
During the elections, Riedel said the systems maintained
outputs when pushed to 95 percent of available bandwidth. The European
Parliament is evaluating the system for a fixed installation in its Strasbourg,
France, parliament buildings.