Riedel intercoms used for Live Earth concerts
July 9, 2007
Riedel’s Artist Digital Matrix intercom and Digital Partyline (DPL) systems were used for Live Earth Concerts last week in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Firehouse Productions, a supplier of live sound support including RF and intercom systems, provided the DPL system driven by Riedel’s Artist matrix intercom from the concert at Giants Stadium in New York.
Similarly, independent broadcast company Arena Television used Riedel equipment, including its DPL system, for Live Earth in London at Wembley National Stadium.
The concert at Giants Stadium required the interfacing of 13 broadcast trucks outside the stadium with front of house (FOH) and monitor consoles for some 15 bands and artists. Firehouse used three Riedel Artist 64 digital intercom matrix systems, allowing it to locate one frame at the broadcast trucks, one at the monitor console area and one at FOH.
The Artist platform is a digital matrix design for intercoms as well as for the distribution of analog and digital audio and TCP/IP data signals. The series provides three mainframe sizes consisting of 32, 64 and 128 ports per frame. Up to 128 mainframes can be connected via redundant optical fiber ring to form a single large, full summing, nonblocking distributed matrix with up to 1024 ports.
The Digital Partyline system installation at Giants Stadium included more than 30 Riedel Performer C3 digital beltpacks working in tandem with the Performer C44 system interface.
In London, Arena TV used the system for communications between the company’s two HD trucks — the HD7 and HD8 — and the concert floor.
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