Fox Sports Mexico Taps Riedel Intercom
FOX Sports Mexico has installed a comprehensive Riedel intercom infrastructure for its studio facility in Mexico City. The multi-node Artist intercom system with VoIP connectivity closes a communication gap with remote locations in the USA and Argentina. Comtelsat Mexico, Riedel’s partner in Mexico, was responsible for the installation.
The installation features one Artist 64 and two Artist 32 mainframes, which are installed at the facility connecting various studios and the master control room. Networked via a redundant fiber ring, the three Artist mainframes operate as one single non-blocking matrix. The Artist digital matrix intercom platform offers a decentralized and modular system that allows to scale the system from 8×8 to up to 1,024×1,024 non-blocking ports. Depending on the application, FOX-Sports Mexico chose a mix of 34 Riedel 1000, 2000, 5000 series control panels. A Riedel Performer digital partyline intercom completes the installation. Utilizing Riedel’s intercom over IP technology, the installation also provides VoIP links to two branch offices in Mexico as well as to both the FOX-Sports office in Los Angeles and in Argentina. This allows for cost-effective integration of remote locations.