Riedel Reveals Artist System Expansion

Thomas Riedel (at left) and François Vaillant, executive director, engineering solutions, at CBC/ Radio-Canada, announcing the selection of the Riedel Artist-1024 for the CBC’s MRC center project in MontrealThomas Riedel (at left) and François Vaillant, executive director, engineering solutions, at CBC/ Radio-Canada, announcing the selection of the Riedel Artist-1024 for the CBC’s MRC center project in Montreal.

Riedel introduced an expansion of its Artist intercom system during a Monday press conference. Artist-1024 expands capability and is backward-compatible with the company’s previous models (32, 64 and 128).

“Intercom is the DNA of Riedel,” said Thomas Riedel, Riedel Communications president and CEO. Artist-1024 is AES67-compliant, with up to 1024 non-blocking ports contained in a 2 RU package.

The system uses software-definable Universal Interface Cards that combine networking, mixing and management, and can act as an AES67 or MADI subscriber or a voice over IP (VoIP) card. The Artist-1024 system has redundant features that support N+1, NIC and SMPTE 2022-7 protocols. Control logic and data links in the frame are also redundant.

Riedel said, “System compatibility and the sustainability of client investments are of the utmost importance to us.”

Riedel also announced that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has selected the Artist-1024 system for its Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC) broadcast center project in Montreal. The company marked the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the MediorNet system, noting that more than 5,000 nodes have been deployed in the field since that time.