Montreux Jazz Venues Rely on Riedel MediorNet
Organizers used the system to distribute signals throughout concert halls
GERMANY — The Montreux Music and Convention Centre (2m2c) used a Riedel
MediorNet video and data signal transport network solution during the 47th
Montreux Jazz Festival.
used the Riedel system to distribute signals throughout the various concert
halls of the festival, which attracts an audience of more than 200,000 people
and covers six venues. The facility also plays host to a number of events in
Montreux including the Montreux Comedy Festival and more than 85 others.
have changed drastically over the years,” said Pierre-Yves Nussbaum,
audiovisual and multimedia facilities manager at 2m2c, responsible for the
overall production of the jazz festival. “In 1997, we started with only seven
network connections. Since then, and with the help of our MediorNet infrastructure,
the system has grown to a capacity of more than 1,200 links, plus a fair number
of A/V channels."
The city of
Montreux now uses the fiber-based MediorNet infrastructure for combined
distribution and transmission of A/V and IP signals over a decentralized
network. This infrastructure also allows for transporting the video signals for
internal DVB-T TV distribution.
of the systems helped us meet a lot of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s A/V
demands. The decentralized control system made it possible to distribute the
various sources to the video walls and projectors we were using, and also
helped us administer our internal TV programs — all capabilities that we'd been
waiting for,” Nussbaum said. “The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne has
been assigned to administer and preserve the entire library of video material
from the festival — more than 5,000 hours worth — so our goal is to expand the
MediorNet infrastructure into the EPFL campus to enable direct access to this