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Riedel Mediornet – FibreBased System Infrastructure
By Nils Quak Approaches to modern installations have changed significantly over the last couple of years – especially in terms of the complex demands of today’s installations.
Just imagine a live event or a broadcast production and have a look at the large range of various signals used at such an event. Most probably you will find a lot of different signals such as video, audio or communications. And in most cases those signals will be transported via their own dedicated infrastructure resulting in a setup with several different networks installed side by side. This not only optic network MediorNet allows for a completely new approach to production environments. MediorNet combines signal transport, routing, signal processing and conversion of 3G/HD/SD-SDI, audio, communications and data signals into one integrated realtime network solution. MediorNet is not designed just for simple point-to-point links but offers a real network solution. This are fully compatible with each other and run seamlessly together in one network. MediorNet Compact is the cost effective and easy-to-use entry into the Riedel MediorNet world of integrated media signal distribution and processing. The 3RU high interface provides the
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Riedel’s MediorNet simplifies interconnectivity

means a high effort in installation of the whole event infrastructure, but it will also directly lead to higher production costs and longer durations for setting up. Last minute changes to the infrastructure will not be that easy to manage, because doing so will mean time consuming reconfigurations and re-installations. The ideal solution would be a network system with flexible routing capabilities that distributes all those signals over one single integrated infrastructure. This will overcome a lot of these problems and – in the long run – will provide significant savings in infrastructure investments. The Riedel MediorNet solution is such a technology. Based on a fibre-

includes signal routing, allowing the user to send any incoming signal to any output or even to multiple outputs by just a mouse-click or, even more conveniently, by a router control system. MediorNet also features an extensive collection of on-board tools for signal processing and conversion such as up, cross, down conversion, quadsplit, embedding/de-embedding or timecode insertion, which can be used as a system wide resource. Ultimately this will eliminate the need for external devices. Riedel offers two different MediorNet product lines: MediorNet Modular and MediorNet Compact. Both product lines are based on the same technology and philosophy. And of course, both

MediorNet Modular

flexibility of a true realtime media network, including integrated signal processing, at the cost of simple multiplexing point-topoint products. With a network bandwidth of 50 Gbit/s it provides

enough capacity for bi-directional transport of 12 3G signals, dozens of MADI streams or Gbit-Ethernet signals and hundreds of audio channels or intercom ports – ideal for streamlining the infrastructure of any mobile, studio or live event application. A MediorNet Compact device provides connectivity for up to 12 3G/HD/SD-SDI signals, four AES ports, two MADI interfaces as well as four analogue audio I/Os with high-quality microphone preamps and a dynamic range of 117 dB. Furthermore, it also features an interface for Riedel RockNet digital audio networks, two DisplayPort outputs, three Gbit Ethernet ports and connections for serial data and GPIs. One sync input and three Sync outputs complete the device’s interfaces. The units can be equipped with various fibre connectors, ranging from installfriendly LC connectors to roadproof Neutrik opticalCONs with integrated WDM multiplexing technology. For larger installation and application, where specialised configurations are needed MediorNet Modular offers a system that is tailored to the exact needs of the installation or the user. MediorNet Modular comes in a 2RU housing and offers a large range of media and link cards. Media cards include video input and output cards for 3G/HD-SDI video, RockNet integration, MADI connectivity or Ethernet ports. The Eurovision Song Contest 2011, the Asian Winter Games 2011 in Kazakhstan or the Red Bull Air Race are just some of the recent large-scale events that relied on the MediorNet infrastructure.


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Immortal Images: Nuoda & Film Factory
Film Tails Out
IABM Report Revieals New Insights
Masstech Emerald 7.5 LE Preserves Vital Assets
Sneak Peek
Robotics in the Newsroom
Sislive America's World Cup
Expo World Travel Comments on Services
Transcoding: Getting There Faster
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