nobeo installs Riedel signal distribution, comms car in new mobile unit
German broadcaster nobeo has integrated the Riedel MediorNet Compact real-time media network, Artist digital matrix intercom and Performer digital partyline systems into its new @-car, a production vehicle tailored for direct internet broadcasts.
The Riedel gear has enabled nobeo to build flexible, top-quality signal distribution and communications into a compact and versatile mobile production unit. Germany’s sono Studiotechnik GmbH designed and integrated the @-car for nobeo.
“We already used the Riedel Artist system with success in our 16-camera OB truck, so Riedel’s MediorNet was an easy choice for the @-car,” says Guido Amann, chief technology officer, nobeo. “In addition to meeting our specs for size, weight and performance, the MediorNet system supports all required signals in a single 3RU box and enables fast configuration. It’s a perfect fit for talk show productions, live TV reports, sports events, press conferences, live webcasts, concert productions, or just for streaming.”
Nobeo’s @-car is equipped with a combination of broadcast equipment and specific IT components that together offer ample capacity for multicamera productions using up to six cameras. Thus, within the traditional TV sector, the @-car serves as a complement to the larger OB vehicles typically deployed. However, the @-car’s individual capabilities mean that it is valuable as a stand-alone unit not only for Web TV and live streaming applications, but also for any production in which space is limited or where technical requirements are straightforward.
The MediorNet Compact PRO system installed in the @-car supports 12 HD-SDI inputs and four HD-SDI outputs. The mobile unit also is outfitted with an Artist 32 digital matrix intercom system and Performer digital partyline, along with control panels, beltpacks, and professional headsets from Riedel. sono Studiotechnik also provided nobeo with 100 meters of Riedel’s Pure XTR-Q fiber cabling. MediorNet users working in the @-car can send any incoming signal to any output — or even to multiple outputs — with just a mouse-click or with a router control system. A fiber-optic-cabled MediorNet Stagebox, situated in the truck or used elsewhere, further simplifies cabling at the production location.