Riedel To Show WAN Trunking And IP Satellite Connectivity

At the IBC 2014 Show Riedel Communications will show its MediorNet Wide Area Network (WAN) technology, which enables intelligent and reliable trunking of several local MediorNet systems over IP based wide area networks (WAN) like the public Internet or IP-based satellite connections. 

The system is tightly integrated to connect different local MediorNet installations over IP networks to overcome long distances in live production environments including studios, arenas, live event facilities and linked OB van setups. With this combination broadcasters and content providers get the full power, flexibility and potential of MediorNet and IP based solutions. Answering the point-to-point transmission needs of professional audio and video, JPEG 2000 or H.264 Encoders/Decoders with configurable bitrates are available.

Easy configuration, monitoring and control with Riedel´s MediorWorks software, forward error correction (FEC), retransmission management (RTM), dynamic bit rate management (DBRM) and the Code One Transport Protocol (COTP) support are just a few of the numerous benefits of the new MediorNet WAN solution. For contribution applications it is also possible to use the systems stand-alone with the ability to transmit the AV-Signals directly between two locations in an IP network.

WAN – Key Features:

  • Flexible bitrates for all needs
  • JPEG 2000 encoding and decoding for SDI and DVI
  • H.264 encoding and decoding for SDI
  • Forward error correction (FEC), retransmission management (RTM) and dynamic bit rate management (DBRM) support
  • Easy configuration with MediorWorks
  • Genlock input


The company will also show its 2RU, large-scale MediorNet MetroN Core Router, which provides 640-GB real-time signal routing capacity (64x10G ports) and offers non-blocking switching. MetroN provides robust video router functionality with switching delays of les than 40ms as well as high-speed re-routing that allows as many as 1,000 connections to be re-routed in less than a second. In addition MetroN allows for building video routers with up to 384 HDSDI signal inputs and an unlimited number of outputs. Router control can be done with MediorWorks software as well as with most 3rd party control systems using the Probel or ember+ protocol. The frame can function within a larger MediorNet installation, interfacing with other MediorNet frames via fiber.

The addition of the MetroN core router increases the bandwidth available across MediorNet networks. It is the first solution of the MediorNet family, where the connection is realized by means of 10G links. Up to 6 HD-SDI signals can be transmitted over one 10G connection. Typical applications for the router include the connection of MediorNet subnets; studio backbones; routing within a 3G-SDI studio infrastructure and supporting networked OB vans.

MediorNet system combines signal transport, routing, signal processing, and conversion into one integrated real-time network solution. With this network for video, audio, data, and communications, users can send any incoming signal to any output — or even to multiple outputs — with just a mouse-click or, even more conveniently, by using a router control system. Eliminating the need for re-wiring when production setups change, MediorNet increases the flexibility of any installation while significantly reducing cabling and setup time. Integrated broadcast-quality processing and conversion features reduce or eliminate the need for external devices, in turn helping users to realize significant savings in infrastructure investment.

MetroN – Features

  • 10G (4.25G) Link bandwidth
  • 640 GB signal routing capacity
  • Redundant power supplies and fan modules
  • Robust high-speed video switching with delays < 40 ms
  • Rack-mounting in various positions (connectors at the front / rear and recessed)

Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications.

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