Amp Visual TV Creates Riedel MediorNet Infrastructure for Major Live Television Events

For major live television events, Germany’s Amp Visual TV has built its Millenium Signature 12 (MS12) HD/4K-capable OB van with up to 40 cameras on a Riedel MediorNet real-time media network.

Due to its modular design and mobile partition system, MS12 can turn into a two-in-one OB truck capable of conducting joint operations with two production areas, two audio mixers, two vision rooms and up to 42 modular workspaces.

Amp Visual TV’s approach completely relies on a robust Riedel MediorNet infrastructure that replaces the traditional router; provides video, audio, data and intercom transport; and delivers routing and processing capabilities.

Inside the MS12 control room

Inside the MS12 control room

The system is deployed in a redundant configuration built on a 10 Gb/s fiber network, 68 MicroN high-density signal interfaces, eight MetroN core routers, three MediorNet Compact Pros and two MediorNet Modular frames.

These combine to serve as a decentralized matrix that transforms the MS12 into an OB van concept with router elements situated in the ideal physical location for any given workflow or production.

"The MediorNet MicroN gives us much greater freedom in building sophisticated media infrastructures, from signal transport to full video router functionality and signal processing," said François Valadoux, chief technology officer at Amp Visual TV.

The MicroN devices offer flexibility in addressing the current and future demands of video production. With on-board signal-processing capabilities including frame synchronization, embedding/de-embedding and delays, the MicroN-based solution handles SDI signals in a scalable routing solution.

Working with the MediorNet MetroN core fiber router, which provides the backbone capacity in this system architecture, MicroN features a complete array of audio, video, and data inputs and outputs, including 12 SD/HD/3G-SDI inputs and outputs, two MADI optical digital audio ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two sync reference I/Os and eight 10Gb MediorNet high-speed links.

MediorNet Compact Pro frames provide additional signal interfaces for stage boxes, while MediorNet Modular frames support enhanced signal processing, including up-, down- and cross-conversion. Fiber-based interconnections allow for less cabling within the truck, in turn saving space and reducing the weight of integrated systems.

MS12 made its debut last month for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing.

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