05.14.2007 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Riedel supplies intercom system to CBS Television City

Riedel Communications, a manufacturer of intercom systems, has supplied new studio intercom equipment to CBS Television City in Los Angeles.

The Riedel Artist system was installed in Studios 36 and 46 in the East Studio Building of the network’s television production complex. The installation was comprised of two Artist 128 frames and one Artist 32.

The three matrix mainframes are networked over a redundant fiber ring providing a decentralized, completely nonblocking matrix infrastructure. The matrices allow all frame sizes to use the same type of controller and client cards.

Every frame size includes redundant controller cards and redundant power supplies. All modules are hot swappable and real-time status monitoring provides both local and remote failure reporting.

Controlled by 39 Riedel 1000 series panels, the matrices are integrated with the facility’s existing Clear-Com central videotape and transmission systems. CBS is also using existing Clear-Com 2 and 4 wire interfaces for RTS beltpacks and for IFBs. The Riedel Artist has been connected to existing Telos One telephone hybrids.

Currently the 32-port Artist frame in videotape enables operators to communicate with the studios. Eventually Television City’s renovation will encompass eight studios plus its videotape and master control/transmission facility.

The Artist platform is capable of connecting up to 128 matrices to a redundant fiber-optic ring resulting in a maximum matrix size of 1024 x 1024 intercom ports.

For more information, visit www.riedel.net.

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