Bildquadrat Videoproductions, a provider of live production services in Europe, has completed an expansion and upgrade of the Riedel systems on board its state-of-the-art outside broadcasting (OB) vehicle.
The truck was launched in 2015 with a signal transport backbone powered by the MediorNet real-time network from Reidel, including a MediorNet MicroN 80G media distribution interface. With the upgrade, Bildquadrat has expanded the integrated signal transport, routing and processing capabilities of MediorNet and enhanced communications with the installation of a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system.
Bildquadrat's van features a compact, modular design that can be adapted for different mobile productions. The onboard MediorNet and MicroN devices are connected over a 10Gbps optical fibre network to create a redundant, decentralised routing matrix. Bildquadrat has also built MediorNet frames into mobile stageboxes, giving the production team the flexibility to deploy the solution's signal processing capabilities anywhere on the set. Each stagebox is preconfigured in the van and equipped with microphone and in-ear systems, saving time and removing on-set integration hassles.
"In less than two years, our OB van has handled a broad range of high-profile live sports and entertainment productions for many of Europe's biggest names in broadcast. Its success is due in large part to the pioneering solutions from Riedel," said Niklas Windeck, co-founder, Bildquadrat. "We built the truck from the ground up as a showcase for file-based workflows, and our partnership with Riedel means we can continue to support our customers in their ongoing migration to IP operations."
Katharina Kornek, broadcast sales manager at Riedel, added: "Bildquadrat broke new ground with the launch of its highly innovative OB van, based on a modular and compact design that offers clients maximum flexibility and a significant pricing advantage for live productions. The van is also a showcase of the latest Riedel innovations in integrated signal-processing capabilities including one of the first deployments of our MediorNet MultiViewer. It's a privilege to help Bildquadrat continue to grow its OB capabilities and drive the IP-based future of mobile broadcasting."