CEO Thomas Riedel let his company’s cartoon spokesman MediorNet Man introduce Riedel’s MicroN,
an 80G media distribution network device for the company’s MediorNet line of media transport and
management solutions. “It’s a 1RU device with the ability to handle 24 3G SDIs,” the spokestoon said.
Riedel took the mic back to explain that the high-density signal interface sports a complete array of
audio, video and data inputs and outputs, including 24 SD/HD/3G-SDI I/Os. It also has a pair of
MADI optical digital audio ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two sync reference I/Os and eight 10G SFP+
It is designed to function in several configurations. It can be utilized standalone as a 12×12 router. In a
point-to-point deployment, multiple paired MicroN units can provide all of these capabilities plus
support for up to 12 bidirectional SDI I/Os, two MADI I/Os and a Gigabit Ethernet link.
Riedel also announced that the company’s 4,000th Artist digital matrix intercom had been sold to
NBCUniversal in Universal City, Calif. It will be deployed for new wired and wireless intercoms serving
both control rooms and studios. Using multiple Artist 128 units, the intercom will have 500 user ports.