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ABBA Live on Stage with Riedel RockNet

Using RockNet makes the installation and configuration of the audio network for shows a breeze

"ABBA - The Concert performed by AbbAgain" is a live reconstruction of the legendary 1979 Abba performance at Wembley featuring more than 13 musicians and 150 minutes of Abba songs. To distribute the audio at the various tour locations, the show uses a RockNet digital audio network from Riedel Communications.

To connect the stage and the FOH into a single audio network the rental company PRG Germany uses a set of three RockNet 100 interfaces at the "ABBA – The Concert" event. RockNet 100 is a flexible, digital snake solution and a cost-effective entry to RockNet digital audio networks. Based on the renowned RockNet 300 technology, RockNet 100 provides 80 audio channels with 48 kHz/24 bit digital audio quality.

The RockNet 100 interfaces are combined with six RockNet RN.141.MY interface cards for digital Yamaha consoles. With RockNet 's Independent Gain feature it is possible to control each input independently from various points of the network. This means different consoles can use the same input with different gain settings without a need for an additional passive splitter, making installations a lot easier.

"Using RockNet makes the installation and configuration of the audio network for shows a breeze. The intuitive user interface of the devices allows for easy configuration even without a PC. Thanks to the modular approach we can easily add RockNet 300 modules such as a digital in/out interface to handle all our digital AES signals," said Marco Mahl, Account Manager at PRG Germany.


About Production Resource Group

Production Resource Group, L.L.C., (PRG) is the world’s leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations, such as theme parks, museums, retail stores and performing arts centers. PRG provides integrated services and equipment, including audio, video, lighting, rigging, staging, and scenery and automation systems, for these markets from more than 31 offices in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.



About Riedel

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.