Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
10/11/2007 2:09 PM
Riedel Communications, manufacturer of the most advanced fiber-based intercom systems available, showcased a MADI card for its Artist digital matrix intercom platform at AES 2007.
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.