The Next Benchmark: Riedel Artis 1100 Series Intercom Control Panel
Following Riedel’s intuitive concept of integrated displays in the panel keys, the 1100 series features the next generation of high-res color OLEDs. With 65,000 colors and a resolution of 140 dpi these new displays provide excellent readability and are able to show up to eight highly detailed characters of up to 24x24 pixels, ideal for displaying icons and Asian characters. Definable marker colors for the keys complete the labeling options and provide instant function identification and signalization, e.g. for incoming calls.
The panel provides individual rotary encoders to adjust the listen level of every talk key. Furthermore all 1100 Series control key-panels provide 5 dedicated function keys, a built-in high-power loudspeaker with improved audio quality with higher volume, an XLR headset connector and a removable gooseneck microphone. 3 GPIs and 3 GPOs are available for system-wide programming as standard. Two sets of balanced line level audio inputs and outputs are also provided as standard. An expansion slot for future expansion modules prepares the control panel for future technology developments.
For the entirely digital connection to the matrix via AES the panel provides both BNC and CAT-5 connectors as standard. The second audio channel of the AES signal allows the panel to transport broadcast quality audio in addition to the intercom application – an ideal feature for commentary positions.
The efficient circuit design of the 1100 series panel results in ultra-compact design with an integrated power-supply. The panel consumes 50 per cent less power than the 1000 Series and generates therefore also less heat.
“The intercom world as we know it, is changing dramatically. Demands for the more flexible labeling of talk keys and additional functionality are growing. With the new Artist 1100 series control panels we are able to already provide solutions to all of these demands that will be getting more and more important over the next couple of years. As studio technology integration is progressing we at Riedel see intercom panels becoming a more universal user interface, which could also include audio or video routing. The 1100 series panel is already prepared for this”, says Thomas Riedel, Managing Director of Riedel Communications.
Riedel Communications – the largest supplier of communications equipment to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver – designs, manufactures and distributes the most sophisticated intercom, fiber, audio and radio technology for customers worldwide in the broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports, theatre and security industries. The products reflect today’s leading-edge technologies that expand conventional concepts into tomorrow’s applications. The Riedel group of companies also includes a European based large rental operation that provides radio and intercom services, event IT solutions as well as fiber-based and wireless audio & video transmission systems. The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs over 250 people located within 9 locations in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.Riedel