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ACE Prague installs Artist intercom

5 May 2011

Czech broadcast provider ACE Prague installed an Artist infrastructure from Riedel Communications in its eight HD camera OB truck, the ACE 08 HD.

Riedel delivered a system comprising of an Artist 64 digital matrix intercom mainframe, Artist 1000 series control panels and several commentary units. Riedel’s Czech partner for broadcast applications, Kit Digital Czech, was responsible for the installation.

To provide a communications infrastructure, ACE Prague chose an Artist digital matrix intercom system and five Artist 1000 series control panels. Two Artist commentary control panels, designed for comprehensive commentary applications, round out the system. Artist’s secondary audio channel via AES offers digital audio in broadcast quality that can also be used for commentary applications. One pair of Riedel FBI fibre converters for Artist intercom systems bi-directionally converts an Artist panel port from CAT5 to fibre enabling the use of Artist control panels over long distances.

“Using the Riedel FBI interfaces we are even able to integrate commentary units into our system over the existing fibre infrastructure. This significantly expands the flexibility of the ACE 08 HD,” said Pavel Přibil from ACE Prague.

A Connect Duo interface integrates ISDN and POTS telephones into the Artist intercom infrastructure. Eleven headsets from the Riedel PRO and AIR series complete the installation.

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