Race Of Champions Gears Up With Riedel MediorNet, Artist And Bolero

Race Of Champions (ROC), a yearly international motorsport event featuring some of the world’s best racing and rally drivers, has now used Riedel’s solutions for over 12 years, beginning with radios and transitioning to intercom communications across departments.

This year, ROC used Riedel’s MediorNet, Artist, and Bolero systems to run communications for its second snow and ice track, located in northern Sweden just 100km from the Artic Circle. For yet another year, Riedel’s solutions have helped ROC reduce infrastructure costs, communicate clearly and quickly across teams, and provide on-site technical assistance.

With Riedel’s 10 MediorNet frames, ROC can transmit all radio comms, video, audio, and other data over one fiber-optic cable, making the workflow far more cost-effective and flexible throughout the whole venue. Additionally, ROC’s Riedel Artist ecosystem includes 36 intercom panels and an integrated Bolero system with 24 beltpacks and five antennas to cover its whole organization. With six full duplex channels per beltpack, multiple users can speak over the intercom at the same time, helping team members to quickly and clearly update each other.

ROC is the only competition in the world where stars from Formula One, World Rally Championship, IndyCar, NASCAR, Le Mans, Rally X, and more, compete against each other, going head-to-head in identical vehicles. It’s a knockout tournament where drivers must demonstrate their skills by competing in a diverse range of vehicles across a series of high-intensity elimination rounds. As a result, the live broadcast crew, track crew, drivers, and marshals all need to be prepared for quick changes and update the rest of the team. 

You might also like...

The Meaning Of Metadata

Metadata is increasingly used to automate media management, from creation and acquisition to increasingly granular delivery channels and everything in-between. There’s nothing much new about metadata—it predated digital media by decades—but it is poised to become pivotal in …

The Future Of Sports Media & Fan Engagement

This is a story about the COO of a media business, that shines a light on the thinking underway at the leading edge of the media industry, where the balance shift from Linear Broadcasting to D2C Streaming is firmly…

The Streaming Tsunami: The Necessary Evolution Of The TV (From A Broadcaster Perspective) - Part 3

Here we conclude our discussion of the immense challenges presented by an ecosystem of end user devices that is already at 13K + devices and growing continually.

FEMA Experimenting At IPAWS TSSF

When government agencies get involved, prepare for new acronyms.

(Re)bundling Is Coming – OTT Is Retransforming The Media Industry

OTT is driving the next great rebundle. After years of D2C streaming, unbundling and fragmentation, we are now reaching a stage where we have so many D2C Apps that consumers are looking for simplicity and convenience again.