Estonian broadcaster chooses Riedel intercom for new HD OB van

Estonian Public Broadcast (Eesti Rahvusringhääling, ERR) has selected the Riedel Communications Artist intercom and Motorola professional radios for its new 16-camera HD OB van.

The new ERR truck was finished after nearly a year of construction. The intercom system is based on an Artist 128 digital matrix mainframe. COAX-108 and CAT5-108 client cards provide the connections to the control panels with BNC and RJ-45 connectors, respectively. MADI cards offer connections to the truck’s Lawo audio router. Six AIO-108 cards provide the necessary analog audio I/Os.

The installation consists of 15 Artist control panels. Six 1000 series control panels and nine 2000 series control panels will be used in the truck. In addition, an Artist 1000 desktop panel will be used together with a CSX-11 commentator unit, giving commentators full intercom and commentator audio capabilities directly on their panel with no additional cabling required for the audio.

All control panels are connected to the matrix via either Cat 5 or coax cabling and deliver digital AES/EBU broadcast-quality audio. An ASM-G2 sync module ensures jitter-free audio transmission when connecting various digital audio sources to the system.

Ten Motorola GP344 and GP388 radios are integrated into the Artist intercom matrix via a Riedel RiFace.

The Baltic systems integrator Hannu Pro and Grass Valley were responsible for the installation.