Riedel comms for ACE Prague’s new truck
Czech Republic: Broadcast provider ACE Prague has installed an Artist intercoms infrastructure from Riedel Communications in its new eight HD camera OB truck, the ACE 08 HD.
The system comprises an Artist 64 digital matrix intercom mainframe, five Artist 1000 series control panels and two commentary units. Riedel’s Czech partner for broadcast applications, Kit Digital Czech, was responsible for the installation. Artist’s secondary audio channel via AES also offers digital audio in broadcast quality that can also be used for commentary applications. One pair of Riedel FBI fibre converters for Artist intercom systems bi-directionally converts an Artist panel port from CAT5 to fibre enabling the use of Artist control panels over long distances.
“Using the Riedel FBI interfaces we are even able to integrate commentary units into our system over the existing fibre infrastructure. This significantly expands the flexibility of the ACE 08 HD,” said Pavel Přibil from ACE Prague.
A Connect Duo interface integrates ISDN and POTS telephones into the Artist intercom infrastructure. Eleven headsets from the Riedel PRO and AIR series complete the installation.