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MediorNet MetroN Core Router Boosts Bandwidth and Flexibility

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Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks,  announced NAB 2014 that it has expanded its MediorNet family of real-time networks with the addition of the 2-RU large-scale MediorNet MetroN core router. In enabling Riedel's acclaimed networked approach to signal distribution and routing, the new MediorNet MetroN fiber router provides a massive 640 GB real-time signal-routing capacity (64x10G ports).

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"The MediorNet MetroN core router enables users to configure robust and highly redundant MediorNet installations in a variety of demanding applications without any concern for bandwidth limitations," said Christian Bockskopf, marketing and communications manager for Riedel Communications. "By adding this fiber router to new or existing MediorNet systems, users can fully leverage the flexibility of our real-time networks even when working with large volumes of high-bandwidth signals."

Riedel's MediorNet system combines signal transport, routing, signal processing, and conversion into one integrated real-time network solution. With this network for video, audio, data, and communications, users can send any incoming signal to any output — or even to multiple outputs — with just a mouse click or, even more conveniently, by using a router control system. Eliminating the need for re-wiring when production setups change, MediorNet increases the flexibility of any installation while significantly reducing cabling and setup time. Integrated broadcast-quality processing and conversion features reduce or eliminate the need for external devices, in turn helping users to realize significant savings in infrastructure investment.

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The addition of the MetroN core router dramatically increases the bandwidth available across MediorNet networks. It is the first solution in the MediorNet family where the connection is realized by means of 10G links. Up to six HD-SDI signals can be transmitted over one 10G connection. Typical applications for the router include the connection of MediorNet subnets, studio backbones, routing within a 3G-SDI studio infrastructure, and supporting networked OB vans.

Riedel Unveils WAN-Capable MediorNet Solution 

Also at NAB 2014 Riedel Communications announced the release of the company's first wide-area network (WAN)-supported solution: the acclaimed MediorNet real-time network with WAN capabilities. Riedel has enhanced its flagship solution to give broadcasters and other content producers greater flexibility in live production environments.
"The addition of our unique WAN transmission technology to the well-established MediorNet solution gives users an even greater degree of versatility in distributing live A/V content," said Christian Bockskopf, marketing and communications manager for Riedel Communications. "By transmitting video and audio signals in a WAN environment, customers can connect remote MediorNet Systems globally in an easy and intelligent way."

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The video streaming technology incorporated into the MediorNet solution empowers users to achieve greater mobility in live production environments, including studios, arenas and other live event facilities, and linked OB van setups. The WAN capabilities integrated into the real-time media network also reduce the complexity of live broadcasting and assure straightforward signal distribution with maximum independence.

MediorNet H.264 encoders and decoders

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Riedel's MediorNet system combines signal transport, routing, signal processing, and conversion into one integrated real-time network solution, now with WAN capabilities. With this network for video, audio, data, and communications, users can send any incoming signal to any output — or even to multiple outputs — with just a mouse-click or, even more conveniently, by using a router control system. Supporting forward error correction (FEC), retransmission management (RTM), and dynamic bit rate management (DBRM), the Code One Transport Protocol (COTP) used by MediorNet H.264 encoders and decoders ensures that the public Internet can be used effectively for point-to-point transmission of professional audio and video.

Using Riedel Communications' MediorWorks software, users can not only configure the WAN interface, but also handle a WAN signal connection as a trunk link and split a system in various subnets. Additional valuable functions available with the WAN-capable MediorNet system are JPEG2000 encoding and decoding for SDI and DVI I/O, as well as H.264 encoding and decoding for SDI. Two variations of the H.264 encoder and one of the JPEG2000 encoder allow users to select the processing capabilities that best suit their budgetary and operational requirements.

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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

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