In Broadcast - February 2014 - 8
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Montreux Relies On Riedel
iedel MediorNet video and
data signal transport network
solution has been employed during
the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival.
The event is the second largest
annual jazz festival in the world.
Organisers used the Riedel system
to distribute signals throughout
the various concert halls of the
festival, which attracts an audience
of more than 200,000 people and
covers six venues.
Besides the renowned jazz festival,
the Montreux Music & Convention
Centre (2m2c) is host to a number
of events in Montreux including the
Montreux Comedy Festival and
more than 85 others.
"Our demands have changed
drastically over the years," said
Pierre-Yves Nussbaum, Audiovisual
and Multimedia Facilities Manager at
2m2c, which is responsible for the
overall production of the jazz festival.
"In 1997 we started with only seven
network connections. Since then,
and with the help of our MediorNet
ussia's state-run broadcaster RT
television network has moved to
a new studio complex equipped for
Serving an overseas audience
of 630 million people in more
than 100 countries, Russia's RT
television network carries a myriad of
RT television network's Arabic
GER: Fujifilm Recording Media
has manufactured over 100
million Linear Tape-Open (LTO)
Ultrium data cartridges since
the first generation in 2000.
This equates to over 53 thousand
petabytes of data storage and
more than 41 million miles of tape.
Fujiﬁlm say that the LTO Ultrium
format meets the data challenge by
delivering outstanding performance,
capacity and reliability for low total
cost of ownership.
Montreax's MediorNet infrastructure helps support some 1,200 links
infrastructure, the system has
grown to a capacity of more than
1,200 links, plus a fair number of
The city of Montreux now
uses the ﬁbre-based MediorNet
infrastructure for combined
distribution and transmission of A/V
and IP signals over a completely
This infrastructure also allows for
transporting the video signals for
internal DVB-T TV distribution.
RT Gears Up For High Definition With Lawo
documentaries, talk shows, debates,
sports and cultural programmes,
supported by round-the-clock
Having recently moved home, the
state-run broadcaster now operates
from a new studio complex in
Moscow, where it has recently been
equipping for HD transmission of
Requiring what Lawo's International
Sales & Project Manager Phil Hey
described as an 'extraordinary
redundancy level', RT turned to Lawo
for a particularly extensive network
to support its new operation.
Previously known as Russia
Today, RT has included studios for
its English, Arabic and Spanish
channels, along with a Green Studio,
Production Studio and a Backup
Studio in its new facility.
The complex is a combination of
modern architecture and classic
industrial buildings, fully renovated
and equipped with a state-of-the art
The project got underway in
November 2011 under contractor
OKNO-TV, with Lawo subsequently
being recruited to provide the heart
of the audio infrastructure.
Now fully operational, the
broadcaster is using six Lawo mc²66
MkII main on-air/production consoles
and three crystal desks for voiceover
work, along with a Lawo Nova73
HD as its central I/O routing matrix
and seven mxGUI servers providing
additional remote GUIs.
USA: Nippon Television Network
Corporation has deployed TVU
Networks TVUPack 3G/4G/LTE
ENG solutions in its regional
bureaus around the globe.
In order to expand its ability
to deliver relevant coverage of
important global reaching stories,
Nippon TV has deployed TVUPack
transmitters in its bureaux in
New York, Los Angeles, London,
Seoul, Beijing, and Bangkok.
The units will expand Nippon TV's
ability to deliver live coverage of
important breaking news and events.
GBR: Sony has announced new
lightweight and slim Full HD multiformat LCD monitors, adding to its
comprehensive range of professional
and industrial LCD monitors.
The new models consist
of the LMD-A240 (24-inch,
1920x1200), the LMD-A220
(22-inch, 1920x1080), and the
LMD-A170 (17-inch, 1920x1080).
The LMD-A series monitors
incorporate Full HD ready LCD
panels allowing users to perform
video monitoring at the original
resolution without downscaling.