NAB introduction for Riedel media network device

The big launch for networking and intercom manufacturer Riedel Communications during NAB 2015 was the MicroN media network technology. The 80G device is designed to work with the company’s MediorNet range of transport and management systems.

Riedel describes the MicroN as a high density signal interface that is designed to work with the MediorNet MetroN core fibre routing system. It offers a range of audio, video and data ins and outs, among them 24 SD/HD/3G-SDI I/Os, two MADI optical digital audio connectors, a slot for Gigabit Ethernet, two sync reference I/Os and eight 10G high-speed SFT+ ports.

MicroN comes in 1RU rackmount form and is intended to be fully networkable within a MediorNet infrastructure. It is also available as point-to-point model at a lower cost. The unit supports 10G high-speed video, 3G-SDI video, MADI audio and Gigabit Ethernet, with integrated sync reference I/Os such as black burst, tri-level and word clock.

Among integral audio and video processing features a re automatic format detection, frame synchronisation and framestore for every video output, with a 16-channel audio embedder/de-embedder, test pattern generator and an integrated sample-rate converter. The MicroN runs on a redundant wide-ragne AC power supply and incorporates nodes in a meshed pattern making it possible to scale and de-centralise the routing functions.

Lars Höhmann, Skype & MediorNet product manager for Riedel Communications, comments on the new product, "The MicroN offers a highly versatile signal interface that can be used in productions of every size and complexity. For the largest media networks built on our MediorNet transport devices, MicroN can serve as a breakout box for a MetroN router and extend connectivity beyond the fibre I/Os to any type of video and audio I/O required. Or, MicroN can simply work with a MetroN router, with other MicroN units, or in a standalone point-to-point configuration to provide an economical solution for small- to medium-sized productions."

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Loudness for Audio Producers

Wild variations in the levels of program audio has long been a problem for broadcast outlets. Due to controversy over varying audio levels, governments have forced broadcasters to specify specific loudness levels for all programming. In this article, we’ll l…

Essential Guide: IP – A Practical Application

As broadcasters accelerate IP migration, we must move from a position of theory to that of practical application. Hybrid solutions to integrate SDI, AES, MADI, and IP will be needed for many years to come, even with green field sites,…

Essential Guide: Immersive Audio Pt 2 - Immersive Audio Compatibility

Immersive audio has the great potential to transform our human listening experience, captivate our imagination, and inspire our inventiveness.

Essential Guide: When to Virtualize IP

Moving to IP opens a whole plethora of options for broadcasters. Engineers often speak of the advantages of scalability and flexibility in IP systems. But IP systems take on many flavors, from on-prem to off-prem, private and public cloud. And…

Essential Guide:  Immersive Audio Pt 1 - An Immersive Audio Primer

Part one of this four-part series introduces immersive audio, the terminology used, the standards adopted, and the key principles that make it work.