Ukrainian Broadcast Net Ukraine To Expand Their Riedel Artist Installation
For their two broadcast studios in Kiev and Donetsk, one of the leading Ukrainian broadcast networks needed a flexible intercom solution that not only provided a comms infrastructure in both studios, but also offered a possibility to connect the two distant studios. Furthermore TV Company Ukraine needed a solution for wireless communications at the Kiev studio that provided integration into the wired intercom system.
At the heart of the installation in Kiev Riedel installed two Artist 128 mainframes. The two mainframes are connected via a dual fiber ring and provide full system redundancy. Due to its modular approach Artist systems can be expanded easily with additional matrices and ports to form one single matrix with sizes up to 1,024x1,024 non-blocking ports. 5 Artist 1000 series and 50 Artist 2000 series control panels are installed in Kiev. The secondary audio channel of the Artist 1000 provides digital audio in broadcast quality offering the distinct advantage to realize commentator audio via control panels for example.
VoIP client cards provide the VoIP-connections to the remote 3rd-party intercom in the Donetsk studio. One Artist control panel in Donetsk is remotely connected to the Artist installation in Kiev via VoIP.
"We were already Riedel Artist users before we decided to updgrade our system. Riedel's modularity allows for flexible infrastructure and lets us expand our system according to our demands. This makes the Riedel Artist technology a real long-term investment. Artist's flexibility in terms of connections gives us the opportunity to realize specialized applications such as our remote installation in this case,” – said Mikhail Smagin, Head of System and Network Connection Division, TV Company Ukraine .
The Acrobat installation in Kiev provides a wireless infrastructure of 12 Beltpacks in total. They are seamlessly intergated into the wired Artist intercom system. Acrobat is a flexible full-duplex wireless communications technology that provides a license-free, cellular architecture with seamless hand-over between cells, allowing each Acrobat Wireless Beltpack to continuously monitor and automatically select the best connection to the Acrobat Cell Controller. Because of its VoIP-over-DECT technology it shows no intereference with IEM or radio microphones and is perfectly suited for broadcast applications.
TV and Radio Broadcasting Company Ukraine
Ukraine is one of the leading national channels of the country. Offers information, educational, children, entertainment, fiction and sports programmes through cable, satellite, on-air broadcasting targeting all types of audiences.According to the results of the 1st quarter of 2011 the channel is on the 2nd position in the national channels‘ rating with the share of 11,27 % and rating 2,00 % (GFK Ukraine, audience 18+, 50 000+). The channel is part of LLC „Media Group Ukraine“, shareholder thereof being System Capital Management.