Riedel MediorNet infrastructure for new AMP VISUAL OB truck

AMP VISUAL TV has constructed its new Millenium Signature 12 (MS12) HD/4K-capable OB van with up to 40 cameras on a Riedel MediorNet real-time media network of unprecedented scale. Due to its modular design and mobile partition system, MS12 can turn into a two-in-one OB truck capable of conducting joint operations with two production areas, two audio mixers, two vision rooms, and up to 42 modular workspaces.

AMP VISUAL TV’s sophisticated approach relies on a robust MediorNet infrastructure — one of Riedel’s biggest so far — that offers essential benefits by replacing the traditional router; providing video, audio, data, and intercom transport; and delivering routing and processing capabilities. Deployed in a fully redundant configuration built on a 10 Gb/s fiber network, 68 MicroN high-density signal interfaces, eight MetroN core routers, three MediorNet Compact Pros, and two MediorNet Modular frames combine to serve as a decentralized matrix that transforms the MS12 into a unique OB van concept, with router elements situated in the ideal physical location for any given workflow or production.

“The MediorNet MicroN gives us much greater freedom in building sophisticated media infrastructures, from signal transport to full video router functionality and signal processing,” said François Valadoux, CTO at AMP VISUAL TV. “With major events approaching, we need a 100 percent reliable and flexible system that will remain future-proof as the market migrates toward a fully IP-based environment. Given the ambitious goal for our pioneering MS12 12 OB van, and especially the ability to address 4K productions, I have to admit that the system is impressive, and we are very proud of the result. Our 4K-ready Riedel systems are ready for the next big event.”

MediorNet Compact Pro frames provide AMP VISUAL TV with additional signal interfaces for their stage boxes, while MediorNet Modular frames support enhanced signal processing, including up-, down-, and cross-conversion. Fiber-based interconnections allow for less cabling within the truck, in turn saving space and reducing the weight of integrated systems.

“We maximise networking to build innovative ecosystems, created through our networked approach to signal management and the tight integration between all of our products,” said Lars Höhmann, product manager for MediorNet at Riedel Communications. “The result is a system in which everything works together as a unit, offering flexible system design, connection options, and functionality. It also means greater efficiency through simpler configuration and an enormous reduction in cabling. Millenium Signature 12 is a perfect proof of this approach. It shows that the future of broadcast is now, and it has never looked so bright and innovative.”

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