NAB 2017

NAB 2017: Riedel Adds Decentralized Multiviewing to MediorNet, Desktop SmartPanel to Line of Intelligent User Interfaces

Riedel (Booth C4337) is showcasing its new MediorNet MultiViewer app, which is based on MediorNet MicroN high-density media distribution hardware and designed to work within the MediorNet network, and the newest member of the SmartPanel family of intelligent user interfaces, the DSP-2312 Desktop SmartPanel, which offers the power and flexibility of the app-driven SmartPanel in a small, elegant, ergonomic, and low-profile device.

Extending the capabilities of hardware through the use of software apps has been an ongoing theme at Riedel, starting with SmartPanel, introduced two years ago.

“A fundamental benefit of a decentralized signal network is the ability to put signal inputs and outputs where they are needed rather than at a large, monolithic router that requires additional cabling,” says Dr. Lars Höhmann, product manager, Riedel Communications. “These benefits apply to the MediorNet MultiViewer as well, since the MultiViewer hardware can be placed anywhere while leveraging the network for sources. In addition, integrating the MultiViewer into the MediorNet ecosystem removes an extra layer of gear and complexity.”

MediorNet MultiViewer
Each single MediorNet MultiViewer engine can access any MediorNet input signal and process up to 18 signals. These signals can be placed flexibly onto four physical screens or routed to any destination within the MediorNet system and output at alternative locations. The MultiViewer device provides local signal inputs and outputs to offer further connectivity options, such as playing out the virtual MultiViewer screens locally on the device.

Riedel’s MultiViewer app adds decentralized multiviewing capabilities to MediorNet.

The MediorNet MultiViewer has a rich yet easy-to-use toolbox of powerful processing features, including flexible scaling, positioning, the ability to incorporate graphics (such as logos and background images), and special “widgets”: tallies, under-monitor displays, audio-level meters, and several clocks and counters. Clocks can be analog or digital and can reference system time or timecode, with the timecode derived manually or from LTC or NTP. Up to 20 distributed system counters can be established within a single network, and any counter widget can reference any one of the system counters. All these functions are controllable via the Ember+ control protocol. In addition, tallies and under-monitor displays can be controlled via TSL 5.0.

The MediorNet MultiViewer features easy and intuitive configuration in a single view through a convenient drag-and-drop editor. A capability called Net Configurations is new to the market and allows users to store configurations in network-wide storage rather than on local devices. This feature also permits the easy transfer of configurations from network-wide storage to a particular device and is fully supported through the MediorWorks configuration software and Ember+. Predefined layouts and templates support quick designs and can be manipulated both online and offline.

DSP-2312 Desktop SmartPanel
The first keypanel designed as a powerful multifunctional user interface, the app-driven SmartPanel is designed to enrich the user experience and change the way users communicate.

“Our rack-mounted SmartPanels have been widely adopted by broadcasters around the world, so we recognized an outstanding opportunity to introduce a desktop version,” says Dr. Karsten Konrad, product manager, Riedel Communications. “But we would not be happy with just another desktop panel. The DSP-2312 shows that products can be innovative and functional while still being beautiful.”

The desktop SmartPanel features 12 keys, two TFT touchscreen LCD displays, and an integrated power supply. On-board AES67, AVB, and AES3 connectivity allows direct connections to Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom systems without the need for expansion modules.

The DSP-2312 also boasts two exchangeable headset XLR connections, high-quality mic preamps, three GPIOs, two network connections, a four-wire connection, and support for Riedel SmartPanel apps, including the Intercom Basic and Plus apps as well as the MediorNet Control and HandsFree apps.

The Desktop SmartPanel is the smallest full-functioning desktop panel on the market, making it highly appealing for use in tight production areas where counter space is at a premium. It also has 1/4-20 threads for use with tripods or Magic Arms for any installation environment.

The DSP-2312 is available for order now and will begin shipping this summer.

Further information about Riedel and the company’s products is available at

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