Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
8/21/2007 8:27 AM
Riedel Communications, manufacturer of the most advanced fiber-based intercom systems available, will showcase its new 2100 series control panels and a MADI card for its Artist digital matrix intercom platform at IBC2007.
The new 2100 control panels join Riedel‘s classic 1000 and 2000 series to offer high-quality versatile, easy-to-operate control key-panels for any Artist intercom infrastructure. Positioned between both panel product lines, Riedel‘s new 2100 panels feature 8-digit, high-contrast, full graphic LCD displays, showing label and cross-point level for each talk key. The unique talk buttons are illuminated with definable marker colors to allow instant function identification. In addition, the 2100 panels provide features that were available only with Riedel‘s premium Artist 1000 LED control panels. The new series includes additional analog line level inputs and outputs, as well as three GPI/Os on the rear side. It‘s available in 19“/1RU rack-mount and desktop versions.
MADI Client Card for Artist Digital Matrix Intercoms
Riedel‘s new MADI Client Card underscores the company‘s strategy to advance communications to a higher degree of integration in the broadcast studio environment. The new card provides a MADI interface that allows the tight integration of the Artist intercom platform with digital audio router systems. All Artist intercom control panels are connected to the matrix via standard AES3 signals. So instead of laying additional cables, it is now possible to connect intercom panels to the audio router using the router‘s infrastructure for panel distribution. The MADI card also furnishes a convenient solution for connecting multichannel audio between the audio router and the intercom system, saving a significant amount of cabling and interfacing costs. The MADI-108 G2 client card is cascadable, with each card adding 8 audio channels to the MADI signal up to a maximum of 64 channels. The MADI connection from the client card to the audio router occurs via COAX or fiber cabling.
Riedel - one of the major suppliers of communications equipment to the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino - designs, manufactures and distributes the most sophisticated intercom and radio technology for customers worldwide in the broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports and theatre industries. The products reflect today‘s leading-edge technologies that expand conventional concepts into tomorrow‘s applications. The Riedel group of companies also includes a European based large rental operation that provides radio, intercom services, event accreditation & ticketing systems as well as fiber-based audio and video transmission systems. The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs over 150 people located within 7 locations in Europe, Asia and North America.