Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
7/31/2007 7:10 AM
Riedel Communications, pioneer of advanced intercom and radio technology, introduces an enhanced version of its Connect IP at IBC2007. Designed for mission-critical applications like the broadcast industry, Connect IP is a specialized audio-over-IP interface that enables users to connect their intercom system to IP-based networks.
Engineered to transport high-quality audio over digital IP-based networks, Riedel‘s Connect IP is ideal for matrix-to-matrix connections (trunking), matrix-to-control panel connections (remote panel) and distribution of audio lines. Featuring multiple failsafe options, Connect IP provides maximum durability by ensuring audio availability under the most extreme circumstances. Now, with Connect IP‘s new optimized configuration software, the device can be configured to meet individual bandwidth needs, offering users greater flexibility through an unmatched combination of audio quality and low network traffic.
Additional new features include a reset button on the front, password protection, a log-file function and free configuration of packet size according to the network environment and the user‘s needs.. Delivered as a standard 19” rack-mount unit, Connect IP is fully compatible with all intercom systems and seamlessly integrates with the Artist system. Used in conjunction with Artist intercom systems, users can remotely control panels via IP networks. The device also can be used as a standalone solution to provide an AES3/EBU audio stream through an IP-based network. For these applications the new version features the ability to minimize network traffic through disabling the transport of control data.
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.