InfoComm 2015: Riedel Demonstrates New Intercom and Media Distribution Devices
Riedel Communications announced its plans for the upcoming InfoComm 2015 (June 13-19, Orlando). The company will show its latest production line, including the Tango TNG-200, MediorNet MicroN, the new RSP-2318 Smartpanel, and more.
“We are proud to bring several new solutions to InfoComm that are perfectly suited for broadcast and AV professionals,” says Christopher Street, General Manager, North America, Riedel Communications. “We will show the newest addition to the MediorNet family, the MediorNet MicroN. Our new Tango communications platform furthers our philosophy of being standards-agnostic with network support for both RAVENNA/AES67 and AVB. Our innovative new Smartpanel represents the cutting edge of communications interfaces with powerful features that will provide unprecedented power and convenience. Finally, our new STX-200 interface brings Skype content into live production. All of these innovations have the ability to improve workflows and save money.”
Tango TNG-200 Fully Networked Platform Supporting RAVENNA/AES67 and AVB
The Tango TNG-200 represents Riedel’s first network-based platform supporting RAVENNA/AES67 and AVB standards. With its own dedicated intercom application, the platform can be turned into a flexible, cutting-edge solution for a variety of communications scenarios. The unit itself is equipped with a high-resolution, full-color TFT display that ensures perfect readability at all times. Intuitive front-panel controls simplify the recall of presets and adjustment of audio levels. Along with powerful processing capabilities, the Tango TNG-200 features two integrated Riedel digital partylines, two RAVENNA/AES67- and AVB-compatible ports, two Ethernet ports, one option slot, and redundant power supplies. The dedicated intercom application, “My First Riedel,” turns the Tango platform into an efficient intercom system that users can tailor according to their needs. The asymmetric 40 x 80 matrix size is another Riedel innovation, allowing for standard premium-quality stereo audio connections to panels.
MediorNet MicroN is an 80G media distribution network device for the company’s MediorNet line of media transport and management solutions. Working seamlessly with the MediorNet MetroN core fiber router, MicroN is a high-density signal interface with a complete array of audio, video, and data inputs and outputs, including 24 SD/HD/3G-SDI I/Os, two MADI optical digital audio ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two sync reference I/Os, and eight 10G SFP+ high-speed ports. MicroN is available as a fully networked MediorNet device, as well as in a point-to-point edition at a very competitive price point.
The new RSP-2318 Smartpanel offers features and capabilities that will enrich the user experience and change the way broadcasters and A/V professionals communicate. As the world’s first control panel designed to serve as a powerful multifunctional user interface, the Riedel device boasts a unique feature set that includes three high-resolution, sunlight-readable, multitouch color displays; premium-quality stereo audio; a multilingual character set; and 18 keys in just 1 RU. These features make Riedel’s new Smartpanel a powerful user interface that can be further expanded through the use of apps. Three apps are available offering different levels of functionality. RAVENNA/AES67 and AVB connectivity are standard, with AES3 over CAT/coax optional. Additional features include exchangeable headset connectors for mono or stereo applications, an integrated power supply, individual volume controls for each key, two USB ports, two Ethernet connectors, GPIO, audio I/O, an option slot, a removable gooseneck microphone, an SD card slot, and an HDMI output.
STX-200 Professional Broadcast-Grade Interface
The STX-200 professional broadcast-grade interface brings any Skype® user worldwide into the professional broadcast environment. Licensed by Microsoft®, the new Riedel product meets broadcasters’ increasing need for a reliable single-box solution that enables them to bring live contributions from both reporters and viewers into live programming — all while avoiding typical problems such as consumer PCs running common Skype clients, the need to add scan and HDMI-to-SDI converters, or audio dropouts and menu pop-ups on the live feed. Serving as more than a stand-alone solution, Riedel’s STX-200 integrates Skype into the intercom solution to enable even more powerful, flexible applications and workflows. The 1-RU box offers broadcast-quality HD-SDI and balanced XLR audio I/Os and is packaged with professional Microsoft Skype TX software. The solution’s broad feature set includes remote management and monitoring of Skype calls
Other Products on Display:
– Artist, Performer, and Acrobat Intercom Systems
– RockNet Audio Systems
– MediorNet and MediorNet Compact
– MediorNet MetroN Core Router