Rec4Box Releases oB-LINK Fiber Linking System for Mobile Units

Rec4Box OB Factory has announced the development of a fiber-based trailer linking system using the Riedel MicroN MediorNet system.

With a single cable system, Rec4Box OB Factory said all signals from two production trailers are connected together to form much larger “virtual productions spaces.” All signals are able to be switched from the master trailer and all the major system components — audio/video router, intercom and audio mixing desk – are aggregated into a larger distributed framework.

oB-LINK is a single armored cable system, employing a multi-fiber interconnect terminating to an eight-connection fan-out for both trailers. It takes less than a minute to connect each trailer together and another minute to load configuration files for each linked system.

With MetroN, Riedel’s new 10G routing and signal distribution system, the linking system between trailers can optionally be extended to remote production areas including distant camera locations, FOH and stage positions, multi-stage events and large area outdoor sports like golf or skiing.

Fiber Linking

Fiber Linking

Each remote location simply adds some complement of MediorNet devices to create the larger virtual production area.

“With the release of MicroN, Riedel provides both the bandwidth and the price-point to make this a reality for our vehicles,” said Rob Poretti, vp of sales and marketing at Rec4Box.

oB-LINK transforms Rec4Box’s 64x64 Artist intercom into 128x128 and its Studer Vista 128x128 to a 256x256. All signals aggregate to the sum of the linked vehicles’ signals. If the user needs more I/O for a particular event, he adds it to either trailer and links them up.

Rec4Box OB Factory designs and manufactures integrated, custom, remote production vehicles.

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