Riedel at InfoComm 2019


24 May 2019

At InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Florida, Riedel Communications will showcase its latest innovations for communications and real-time signal distribution for a broad range of audiovisual applications, including live performance and broadcast. Riedel solutions — including the MediorNet decentralised network, Artist digital matrix intercom system, and Bolero wireless intercom — are used worldwide to handle events ranging from local events to global games.


Riedel will showcase the new Artist-1024 node, a major new addition to the Artist intercom ecosystem. Artist-1024 features an incredible 1024 ports in just 2 RU and is targeted toward IP installations with its full SMPTE ST 2110-30/31 (AES67) compliance.

Artist-1024 introduces a range of technical innovations centred on software-definable Universal Interface Cards (UIC). This entirely new type of interface card combines networking, mixing, and management, and it can be configured to act either as an AES67 or MADI subscriber card, or as an Artist fibre/router/processor card. Changing the connectivity type is as simple as reconfiguring the UIC with the click of a button in Riedel’s Director configuration software.

The Artist-1024 frame provides ten bays for UICs, with two being reserved solely for routing and networking UICs. The remaining eight bays can be equipped with UICs of various configurations to provide subscriber connectivity. The integral mixer on each subscriber card can be scaled from 8 to 128 ports per card and can access all 1024 ports of the Artist backbone. In addition, four expansion slots are available for various GPIO or synchronisation applications. The 1024 also supports multiple redundancy schemes and flexible licensing.


Riedel’s new MediorNet Processing App provides a comprehensive suite of decentralised signal processing capabilities to every MediorNet network. Built on the MicroN 80Gb media distribution hardware, Riedel’s newest app adds up/down/cross-conversion, colour correction, and mulitviewers.

MicroN is designed to support 4K and IP workflows, and it uses software apps to extend the device from basic signal transport and distribution to full video router functionality. Standard integrated signal processing, including frame sync/frame store, audio embedding/de-embedding, test pattern generation, and audio/video delay, allows MicroN to simplify signal paths and workflows while eliminating the need for dedicated processing boxes. The decentralised concept of MediorNet allows hardware to be placed exactly where it’s needed, leveraging the network for sources while reducing system complexity and overall cabling requirements.

The new Processing App includes two channels of up/down/cross-conversion, four channels of colour correction in the RBG and YCbCr color spaces, and two multiviewer screens.


Riedel will feature its all-new Bolero Standalone Application, a license-enabled upgrade for the company’s category-defining Bolero wireless intercom system that delivers several performance enhancements along with standalone capabilities. With the Bolero Standalone Application, antennas are daisy-chained to each other in a line or a redundant ring via a low-latency, synchronised TDM network.

Bolero is truly plug-and-play, with no IP configuration needed. A new external power supply can power up to five antennas, so power and data redundancies are easily achieved. A new single-RU, half-width external interface box, with six analog 4-wires and three GPIOs, can be directly connected to any antenna and then patched into an existing intercom system. The system is easily configured via a web GUI internal to the antennas. Other new capabilities provided by the Bolero update include individual rotary programming, Bluetooth headset support, and a new beltpack QuickMute feature that allows users to set the volume of all channels to zero easily.

Riedel Communications: www.riedel.net


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