Swiss Festival Gets Crew Communications Support From Riedel

Since 2013 Riedel Communications Switzerland AG has provided the crew communications infrastructure for the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, a world-famous music festival, held in August in the historic old town of Winterthur, Switzerland.

Riedel supplied a communications and signal routing backbone based on its Bolero wireless intercom and MediorNet real-time signal transport, processing, and routing technology.

Now in its 45th year, the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen showcases the best in Swiss music including international newcomers, promotion of young talent, and an exciting supporting program. The festival spanned 12 days and included five stages, featuring over 70 acts and supported by 1,000 volunteers.

Sandra Smolcic, Co-Director of the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, said this year’s production was the largest and most complex ever.

This year Riedel once again provided the radio-based communications infrastructure, deploying 110 digital radios and seven radio groups.

This year Riedel once again provided the radio-based communications infrastructure, deploying 110 digital radios and seven radio groups.

This year Riedel once again provided the radio-based communications infrastructure, deploying 110 digital radios and seven radio groups to serve the organization, security, and medical services as well as supply and cleaning. Working within the constraints of the special and challenging infrastructure of the old town, Riedel devised a solution for optimal radio coverage by installing a repeater in the bell tower of the city church.

For the first time, Riedel added 15 beltpacks from the Bolero wireless intercom system integrated with three MediorNet modular frames. The MediorNet nodes networked the front of house, stage, and side stage. With the wide range of the Bolero beltpacks, Riedel was able to cover the entire festival area, spanning the entire old town of Winterthur, with just four antennas.

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