Riedel’s Bolero Provides Crisp, Clear, and Future-Proof Wireless Comms for Historic Opéra de Lille in France
The stand-alone Bolero system at the Opéra de Lille consists of 20 wireless beltpacks and seven antennas connected in a ring topology to enable full coverage of the opera house. Like many historic structures, the Opéra de Lille lacks a modern Cat7 or Cat8 infrastructure; therefore, the facility leverages Riedel’s NSA-002A Network Stream Adapter interface to facilitate bidirectional audio signal transport over RJ45 wiring. Members of Opéra de Lille production crew appreciate the user-friendliness and robust capabilities of the Bolero beltpacks, which have made communications much easier and more efficient. While the previous system only allowed for two conferences, Bolero enables up to six channels to be designated to different user groups, such as stage, lighting, and sound.
“The Opéra de Lille project is a great example of how wireless communications play an essential role in live performance, but beyond that it’s a real showcase of the power of our Bolero system,” said Franck Berger, General Manager, Riedel France & Africa. “In addition to its extreme user friendliness and high density, with a single antenna capable of supporting 10 beltpacks, Bolero offers the industry’s most comprehensive coverage through its patented Advanced DECT Receiver technology. By reducing sensitivity to multipath RF reflections, this technology makes Bolero perfect for installations with challenging RF environments — like historic theatres.”
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. Riedel is headquartered in Wuppertal, Germany, and employs over 700 people in 25 locations throughout Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Americas.