RIEDEL AT IBC
Highlights of Riedel’s latest releases at IBC are the company’s first fully networked platform based on the AES67 and AVB standards, a new broadcast interface with added Skype, and the Smartpanel multifunction user interface.
With its own dedicated intercom application, the Tango TNG-200 platform is an expandable open hardware platform for broadcast, theatre, and live-event environments. Equipped with a high-resolution, full-color thin-film-transistor display, the platform offers intuitive front-panel controls, two integrated digital partylines, two AES67 and AVB-compatible ports, two Ethernet ports, an option slot, and redundant power supplies. The system is 1.5RU high with a shallow mounting depth and low-noise design, and is fully compatible with all of Riedel’s current and legacy intercom panels.
The Microsoft-licensed STX-200 broadcast-grade interface brings live content directly from reporters to on-air productions. The stand-alone solution offers broadcast-quality HD-SDI and balanced XLR audio I/Os and is packaged with professional Microsoft Skype TX software. “Broadcasters now have live access to quality video from the more than 300 million regular Skype users around the world, and the STX-200 equips them to take the best of this content to engage the imaginations and minds of their audiences,” says CEO Thomas Riedel.
The RSP-2318 Smartpanel user interface gives broadcasters a universal panel capable of performing multiple functions across multiple applications. Features include three high-resolution, sunlight-readable, multitouch color displays, premium-quality stereo audio, a multilingual character set, and 18 keys in 1RU. The interface can be expanded further through the use of apps, with Riedel’s first turning the Smartpanel into a smart intercom panel. Offering AES67 and AVB connectivity and optional AES3 over CAT/coax, the device provides exchangeable headset connectors for mono or stereo applications, an integrated power supply, individual volume controls for each key, two USB ports, two Ethernet connectors, GPIO, audio I/O, an option slot, a removable gooseneck microphone, an SD card slot, and an HDMI output. It can be integrated into any existing Riedel installation.
Source: media release