Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
8/6/2007 6:49 AM
At IBC2007, German intercom manufacturer Riedel Communications will showcase its improved PMX-Series panel multiplexers. Designed for panel distribution and transport of audio signals, the PMX-Series provides users with a cost-effective solution that minimizes setup time when used to remote four (PMX-2004) or eight (PMX-2008) intercom panels from the Riedel Artist or Performer 32 digital intercom matrix using a fiber link.
Offering optimal convenience to end-users, Riedel‘s PMX-Series allows for the operation of a group of intercom panels over a distance of 500m (1,600 feet) or 2km (1.2 miles), depending on the SFP modul. The PMX-2004 provides four BNCs to connect to matrix ports or panels plus a duplex LC fiber connector. In addition, the PMX-2008 holds two such modules, thus 8 intercom panels can be remoted from the matrix via two fiber links.
The PMX can be used at the matrix end or the panel end of the fiber link by setting a switch at the rear of the unit to the appropriate position, while status information is provided by four LED‘s on the front panel. Adjusting to distance needs and the existing fiber infrastructure are easily attained through the PMX‘s improved fiber connectivity with exchangeable SFP modules on LC connectors.
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.