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Riedel Acquires Media Numerics

Riedel Communications has acquired digital audio specialist Media Numerics. Terms were not disclosed.

Media Numerics is the developer of the real-time audio network RockNet. RockNet is a low latency audio distribution network tailored to tour and installed sound applications. According to the Media Numerics Web site, RockNet conveys 160 24 bit/48 kHz audio channels counter-rotating on a single CAT5 cable. RockNet products are designed for heavy duty road use. Their ruggedized steel enclosures resemble the look and feel of a modular stagebox. Shipping began Q1 2008 and among the first users of RockNet are Bruce Springsteen and the Grammy Awards.

“With RockNet we have a new product line, which really complements our existing portfolio. The acquisition also strengthens our development expertise in the field of professional audio products. We really look forward to the further development and success of RockNet,” said Thomas Riedel, managing director of Riedel Communications.

Media Numerics said the deal will allow the company to focus its time on further developments of RockNet.