EMG Italy’s Global Production adds Riedel Bolero intercom to two OB trucks
Broadcast services company Global Production, part of Euro Media Group (EMG) Italy, has added Riedel Bolero wireless intercom systems to two of its OB units as it looks to improve clarity, enable communication over more channels and increase efficiency in daily operations.
The company has deployed Bolero in OB-6 and OB-8, two trucks in its fleet of OB vans known as The Float.
Production teams use Bolero either as a standalone wireless intercom system or integrated with the trucks’ existing Riedel Artist infrastructure.
“With the Bolero systems in place, we get easy multichannel communication, maximum clarity and lots of applications over the venue, all qualities that our previous wireless intercom solutions lacked,” said Renato Mancini, chief technology officer at Global Production. “In every application, whether in the OB van or in the studio, Bolero has never failed us. Plus, we couldn’t ask for a better customer support experience.”
Global Production is a production outsourcing partner that supports premier content producers of international sports events, including SuperBike World Championship (SBK), live events, entertainment, TV and fiction programmes, music and shows in Italy and throughout the continent.
Reliability and stability were the most important features for the broadcaster, and Bolero delivers this with an external power supply that can power up to five antennas, ensuring maximum power and data redundancies.
Bolero supports up to 250 beltpacks and 100 antennas in a single deployment. The Bolero high-clarity voice codec provides both higher speech intelligibility and more efficient use of RF spectrum, supporting twice the number of beltpacks per antenna for the same radio bandwidth as other DECT-based systems. Plus, Riedel’s ADR technology reduces sensitivity to multipath reflections, making Bolero useable in challenging RF environments where other systems struggle.
Giuseppe Angilello, sales manager, Italy, Riedel, added: “Because Bolero is truly a plug-and-play solution with no IP configuration needed, Global Production – EMG Italy’s teams can configure it quickly and easily via a web GUI internal to the antennas. This speeds up the workflow, an important factor in fast-paced live production environments, and Bolero’s high level of durability and reasonable battery and RF licence costs save money for the company too.”