Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
10/10/2007 4:25 PM
Riedel Communications, pioneer of advanced intercom and radio technology, has added several new products to its Performer digital partyline intercom series. The world‘s first digital partyline intercom system featuring high-quality digital audio now provides 2 and 4-channel master stations, rack-mount, wall-mount and desktop speaker stations, call light indicators and 2-channel beltpack headset stations. The Performer digital partyline series was showcased at the recent AES Convention.
Performer CR-4 / CR-2 Master Station
The new Performer master stations CR-4 (4-channel) and CR-2 (2-channel) are the ideal choice for setting up a stand-alone digital partyline system. Depending on the setup, the integrated power supply of the 19”/1RU device can power up to 32 Performer devices - such as beltpacks, split-boxes or desktop speaker stations - per line. Additional power-supplies easily expand the possibilities. The clear user interface ensures ultimate performance and flexibility. The color-illuminated buttons are ideal for applications in operational environments. The remote mic-kill function allows the user to silence any open microphone on the intercom channels. The CR-4/CR-2 features an additional program input that can be mixed individually to each of the intercom channels. Other features include individual listen volume controls for all partylines, Call and S-Call, IFB, and an on-stage function for using the intercom microphone with a PA system. The CR-4/CR-2 can be operated using a headset or an integrated powerful loudspeaker with a gooseneck microphone. The new Performer CR-4 / CR-2 Master Station are scheduled to start shipping in October.
Performer CD-2 Desktop Speaker / Headset Station
The CD-2 Desktop Speaker/Headset Station provides the same feature set as the CR-2 Master Station with the exception of the internal power-supply. This makes the CD-2 ideal for operation as a desktop speaker station or - in combination with an external power-supply - as a 2-channel master station for setting up a stand-alone digital partyline system.
Performer CW-2 Wall Mount Speaker / Headset Station
The CW-2 Wall Mount Speaker/Headset Station comes with a standard 4-gang outlet box and provides an easy-to-use 2-channel digital intercom panel. The large rotary level controls combine volume control and a talk button with momentary/latching operation. The unit can be operated using a headset or an integrated powerful loudspeaker with a microphone. A call signal LED, Call and S-Call function complete the feature list. The CW-2 can be powered from the partyline or via a local power supply.
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.