Mediatec bases mobile fleet around Riedel MediorNet
A total of 20 MediorNet Compact PRO and eight MediorNet Modular systems have been installed across 10 OB vans operated by Swedish broadcast production provider Mediatec. Paul Henriksen, CEO at MediaTec, comments: “We believe that the future of mobile production lies within flexible set-up scenarios that can be adapted to specific applications as needed. Based on Riedel’s MediorNet, this new approach not only offers us more flexibility, but also helps us to cut unnecessary costs in installation, production and maintenance,”
Instead of operating a fleet of several large vans, Mediatec uses a wide range of medium-sized OB vans that can be linked together and scaled up to form larger systems. Central to this approach is Riedel MediorNet, the fiber-based real-time signal transport solution for video, audio, communications, and data. When the individual MediorNet systems installed on Mediatec OB vans are connected, they form one integrated infrastructure that feels and functions as a single system.
Depending on their field of application, the individual vans are equipped with different MediorNet setups. While three vehicles offer a capacity of up to 12 HD-SDI video inputs and outputs via MediorNet MN-HD-6-IO cards, five trucks provide eight HD-SDI-I/Os. The two smallest OB vehicles feature MediorNet Compact PRO systems instead of MediorNet Modular systems and offer four HD-SDI inputs and outputs each. Mediatec also uses the MediorNet backbone to distribute signals for its Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system. The Mediatec fleet is equipped with Artist 128 mainframes and Artist 1000 Series control panels, which interface seamlessly with MediorNet in a single integrated infrastructure.
To enable video connectivity between two remote locations, Mediatec has equipped each OB van with a stagebox system consisting of one or two MediorNet Compact PRO devices. Connected via simple fiber links, the Mediatec stageboxes can transport up to 16 HD video signals to the OB vans.