Friday, 12 June 2009

Calrec and Riedel Announce Technology Partnership

Las Vegas, USA 2009 –

 Riedel Communications, leading manufacturer of digital intercom, fiber and radio solutions, and Calrec Audio, manufacturer of state-of-the-art digital audio mixing consoles for on-air and live productions, have announced a close technology partnership at this year’s NAB exhibition and conference. 

The partnership includes the integration of Riedel Artist intercom functionality in Calrec’s brand-new digital mixing console Apollo, as well as the integration of Calrec’s Hydra2 audio routing network into Riedel’s fiber network solution MediorNet. 

"Although the Apollo console and the new Hydra2 core already provide extensive audio networking, the integration into MediorNet expands the possibilities even more. To provide maximum benefit for our customers it was a logical step to cooperate with Riedel," said Henry Goodman, Calrec’s Business Development Manager. 

Apollo features comprehensive Artist intercom integration, which allows the control surface to show Artist intercom control panels directly on the fader control cells. Apollo can assign up to 124 buttons with full Artist functionality to any place on the console. Individual operators can instantly configure their own distinctive operational settings, including the position of the intercom panel. 

In addition, a jointly developed interface for MediorNet, Riedel’s new fiber-optic network solution, provides direct interfacing with Hydra2 ensuring that the Hydra2 audio network becomes an integral part of the MediorNet solution. MediorNet provides the integration of multi-channel HD video, audio, intercom and data into one single fiber-optic network with integrated processing and conversion features. 

"We’ve always seen our intercom and fiber products as an open platform. Integration with other manufacturers always results in benefits for our customers. Therefore we’re proud to welcome Calrec as our newest technology partner,” said Thomas Riedel, Managing Director of Riedel Communications. 

About Calrec Audio 

As broadcast specialists for more than thirty years, Calrec is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. This understanding has helped Calrec develop a range of digital and analog consoles relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters trust in Calrec. 

About Riedel 

Riedel Communications – the largest supplier of communications equipment to the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing – designs, manufactures and distributes the most sophisticated intercom, fiber and radio technology for customers worldwide in the broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports, theatre and security industries. The products reflect today’s leading-edge technologies that expand conventional concepts into tomorrow’s applications. The Riedel group of companies also includes a European based large rental operation that provides radio and intercom services, event IT solutions as well as fiber-based and wireless audio & video transmission systems. The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs over 180 people located within 8 locations in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.