Riedel Technology Streamlines Red Bull Soapbox Derby Production

When La Course Red Bull Boîte à Savon 2015, Red Bull’s version of a soapbox derby, hit the streets of Montreal, a compact (26-feet) Rec4Box OB Factory van named “Corsair,” equipped with Riedel Communications gear, provided master control capabilities to support the live production and streaming of the event.

As a wild array of human-powered gravity racers made their way down the slopes of Square Victoria, Riedel's fiber-based RockNet real-time audio network and Artist digital matrix intercom system gave the event producers, Ocean Watch Productions and Red Bull Media House, an efficient, flexible solution for audio transport and communications.

Within the Rec4Box OB unit, the fiber-based network backbone provided by Riedel’s Artist system serves as a decentralized infrastructure for live audio and intercom.

Within the Rec4Box OB unit, the fiber-based network backbone provided by Riedel’s Artist system serves as a decentralized infrastructure for live audio and intercom.

Within the Rec4Box OB unit, the fiber-based network backbone provided by Riedel’s Artist system serves as a decentralized infrastructure for live audio and intercom. Easy to set up and operate, the Riedel system facilitated fast, flexible configuration for the Red Bull event. It also helped to minimize the complexity of wiring by letting crews mix all on-site communications and audio signals on one system. During production of the soapbox derby, users were able to respond quickly to virtually any communications demand with the press of a button.

The winner of the Sept. 6 race in Montreal was team De Lorean, which raced a soapbox inspired by the movie “Back to the Future.”

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