JSTV puts Riedel comms and signal transport backbone into China’s first 4K OB truck
In building China’s first 4K OB truck, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation (JSTV) and systems integrator New Digital Technology Holdings (NDT) chose Riedel Communications’ Artist digital matrix intercom, MediorNet Compact Pro media network, and RockNet digital audio network to support versatile communications and to enable straightforward fibre interconnection and signal exchange among production units.
Within the JSTV 4K OB truck, NDT installed three Artist 64 digital matrix intercom systems along with keypanels and user stations, using a Riedel RiFace universal radio interface to link wired communication systems with radio systems. The new Riedel equipment interconnects with an existing Artist system in JSTV’s 12-channel HD OB unit and provides a foundation for future expansion of the broadcaster’s fiber-based intercom communications.
Installed in the main OB vehicle, in a smaller OB truck, and in the venue, three MediorNet Compact Pro systems together form a fibre ring that supports HD video transport, MADI audio, GigE, and communications during live productions. Riedel’s RockNet digital audio network makes it easy for JSTV crews to link various Yamaha, Studer, and Soundcraft audio desks through the MediorNet network. The systems are used with Virtual Studio Manager from L-S-B.
“The Riedel intercom solution supplied by NDT provides the exceptional flexibility and performance appropriate for our new 4K OB truck, which we believe will serve as a model for mobile 4K production here in China,” said Shuai Sun, broadcasting section head at JSTV.
“JSTV wanted the best for its groundbreaking 4K OB truck, and extensive testing and examination of candidate technologies showed the combination of Riedel’s Artist, MediorNet, and RockNet systems to be the right solution,” said Liu Jun, product vice general manager at NDT. “The quality, simplicity, and versatility of this fiber-based communications solution will help JSTV to make the most of its unique 4K-capable unit.”