Riedel to Showcase New SmartPanel and Bolero Intercom at NAB,  AES and SMPTE

Riedel Communications will highlight multiple products and solutions at all of the fall broadcast and production shows; AES, NAB NY and SMPTE LA. First on the demonstration platform is the Bolero wireless intercom system. Also showcased will be new RSP1232-HL SmartPanels and the familiar MediorNet MicroN, a software-enabled solution designed to be everything from a throw-down signal processor, to a multiviewer, to part of a completely decentralized routing matrix, to an IP Gateway.

Riedel Communications will demonstrate its new SmartPanel 1200 series of app-driven user interfaces at the event. Featuring multiple full-color multi-touch displays, 32 innovative hybrid-lever keys, the ability to leverage apps for multi-functionality, the new RSP-1232HL SmartPanel represents a quantum leap forward in workflow flexibility, power, and connectivity.The RSP 123HL easily adapts to multiple workflows in use today and allows users to work the way they always have while opening up entirely new possibilities.

The two-year research and development effort behind the RSP-1232-HL panel is based on input from users and industry pros alike. Every aspect of existing panel technology was evaluated, from the spacing of components to their look and feel. The result is a 32-key user interface with each lever key having an integrated rotary encoder that provides control over parameters in the same location as the key. The levers have been meticulously designed to provide the perfect form, weight, comfort, responsiveness, and anti-fatigue qualities to effectively redefine the way an intercom panel should feel.

Creating a control panel from scratch enables the inclusion of new features that make the panel easier to understand and use. Riedel’s new Logical Groups concept allows users to choose custom colors for either the key labels or the LED rings that are positioned around each key. Each key label has an eight-character main label, a 16-character sub-label, and user-defined icon labels. Along with that is an icon-based signaling mechanism to tell the user what state each key is in at any point in time. Open Mic, Muted Key, Incoming Beep, or Port Busy are easy to read and understandable at a glance. Users can get as much or as little information about any given key as needed.

Other features include stereo, phase-accurate speakers; front-panel mic mute and sidetone adjustments; front/rear USB; Bluetooth and NFC connectivity (as in Riedel’s Bolero wireless range); GPIO and 4-wire ports; and a light sensor for auto-calibration of screen brightness in changing light environments.

Riedel Bolero intercom system

Riedel Bolero intercom system

Connectivity is always a big consideration, and it was important that the new panel take advantage of both the AES3 digital connectivity the company has always used along with the SMPTE 2110-30 (AES67) connectivity that it has embraced in recent years. AES67 connections are two fiber SFPs and two RJ45 connections that create a variety of daisy-chaining and redundancy options to realize extraordinary cabling flexibility.

“This new SmartPanel is chock-full of smart design and innovations that will drive user interfaces forward in ways that likely haven’t even been conceived of yet," said Johan Wadsten, Riedel's User Interface and User Experience Product Manager.

Riedel MicroN IP App provides a seamless bridge between MediorNet and IP networks.

Riedel MicroN IP App provides a seamless bridge between MediorNet and IP networks.

Also to be highlighted at the fall conferences will be Riedel’s MicroN IP App, which creates a seamless bridge between the MediorNet real-time signal routing network and IP networks. The MicroN IP App supports SMPTE ST 2110/AES67-compliant video and audio as well as baseband video (SDI) and audio (MADI). In combination with all the built-in glue features — including audio embedding/de-embedding, frame sync, sample rate conversion, audio/video delay, signal routing, and on-screen display. The MicroN IP App turns the device into a universal tool for all IP-interfacing needs. At the same time, it can be fully networked with all existing MediorNet products.

The MicroN IP App includes support for up to four MediorNet high-speed links, up to four SMPTE 2110-20 inputs and outputs, four baseband 3G-SDI signals, and eight 3G-SDI outputs. Four of these outputs are dedicated to monitoring the SMPTE ST 2110-20 streams. Also supported are up to 128 channels of AES67 audio, two optical MADI ports, and sync I/O. 

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