Declutter: Router Switch Improves OB Van Experience
Czech TV brings distributed system intelligence to OB van update with Riedel's MediorNet MicroN UHD
Czech TV has put Riedel Communications’ MediorNet MicroN UHD modules at the heart of a newly rebuilt OB van to replace a traditional router with a distributed routing system. Installed by broadcast system integrator Smart Informatics in Czech TV’s HD1 along with Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom system, app-driven SmartPanel multifunctional user interfaces, and a Bolero wireless intercom system, the MicroN devices reduce space, cabling, and equipment requirements both in the truck and on site as well as significantly improving the production environment.
Tomas Vesely, Managing Director at Smart Informatics, said: “Thanks to the versatility of MicroN and collaboration with the Riedel team, we were able to overhaul HD1’s signal distribution system and introduce new capabilities to the mobile unit. With this new distributed system design and the flexibility of the interfaces, Czech TV can adapt more quickly to any given production, and their production crew enjoys a much more spacious, clutter-free work area.”
Along with two Riedel MicroN units deployed as stageboxes, four MicroN bases equipped with the Processing App to serve as up/down/crossconverters, and 20 MicroN UHD systems (six of which are equipped with the Multiviewer App), the updated Czech TV truck also features one Artist-1024 node; four SmartPanel RSP-1232HL, rack-mount multifunctional interfaces; 20 compact 1-RU SmartPanel RSP-1216HL interfaces; four SmartPanel DSP-2312 desktop panels, and a Bolero wireless intercom system supporting eight beltpacks. HD1 has already hit the road with its new Riedel gear, supporting production of a major horseracing event and the Czech edition of “Dancing With the Stars.”