Riedel Transforms Live Production Setup

MediorNet Compact Pro Interface for Grass Valley® Cameras

Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced the release of a new interface card that enables Grass Valley® LDK and the brand-new LDX series 3G broadcast camera systems and their base stations to integrate with the Riedel MediorNet Compact real-time media network. Through this innovative approach to camera-signal transport, Riedel allows users to cable their camera systems just once and assign camera resources quickly and easily to meet changing production requirements.

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"Seamless interfacing for Grass Valley's renowned camera systems expands our idea of fully integrated networks even further," said Thomas Riedel, CEO at Riedel Communications. "The new Grass Valley interface card allows users to route bidirectional camera signals, including all embedded audio and telemetry control data, through MediorNet, which facilitates the free assignment of cameras to any base station or CCU within the network. This solution transforms live production setup, eliminating the need for rewiring while enabling users to realize unparalleled speed, flexibility, and simplicity in establishing new camera configurations."

MediorNet Compact is a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution for integrated media signal distribution and processing. Supporting fiber signal transport for 3G/HD/SD-SDI video, audio, data, and intercom signals, along with 50 Gb/s network bandwidth that enables high-capacity signal transport, this solution is ideal for streamlining infrastructures in any mobile, studio, or live event application.

The simple addition of the Grass Valley camera interface card to a MediorNet Compact Pro frame provides users with two camera ports that enable transport of all camera signals, including audio, comms, and control data. The connection of the MediorNet network to the Grass Valley camera supports the rapid realization of remote broadcast setups in stadiums, racecourses, and other venues and permits the use of these systems at cable lengths that are unachievable with standard hybrid cables. The MN-C-OPT-GV2 Grass Valley Card for MediorNet Compact Pro provides the same feature set as the MN-GV-2 Card for MediorNet Modular frames.

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Riedel Releases Universal Bidirectional Video I/O Card for MediorNet Modular Real-Time Network

Supporting a variety of small form-factor pluggable (SFP) optical transceivers, the MediorNet MN-HDO-4IO universal video card enables the flexible configuration of MediorNet systems for bidirectional transport of analog composite video, HDMI, and optical or coaxial SDI signals.

"The universal card for MediorNet provides the user with an even greater amount of connectivity for various video signals," said Thomas Riedel, CEO, Riedel Communications. "This is one more step forward in providing complete signal transport solutions with ever-tighter integration and ease of use."

Ideal for environments including broadcast facilities, studios, OB vans, and stadiums, the MediorNet bidirectional video card brings added flexibility to Riedel's MediorNet Modular system. Depending on the SFP transceivers installed in each of the four positions, the card provides either four HD (1.5G) or two 1080p (3G) bidirectional video signals.

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With different SFPs, the user can have analog video, HDMI, or optical SDI video I/O. HDMI I/Os employ self-locking mini HDMI connectors. Customers will be able to specify their particular signal requirements when they place their order. These new card sets will be available in May.

The Integration of Grass Valley cameras into Riedel's MediorNet Compact Pro as well as the versatile bidirectional video card within the MediorNet network was demonstrated at Show, booth #C4937.

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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