Mediatec equips OB fleet with Riedel MediorNet10 June 2013
Swedish broadcast production provider Mediatec has based its full mobile production fleet on a Riedel MediorNet infrastructure. A total of 20 MediorNet Compact PRO and eight MediorNet Modular systems are installed across 10 Mediatec OB vans.
“We believe that the future of mobile production lies within flexible setup scenarios that can be adapted to specific applications as needed,” said Paul Henriksen, CEO at Mediatec. “Based on Riedel’s MediorNet, this new approach not only offers us more flexibility, but also helps us to cut unnecessary costs in installation, production, and maintenance.”
Although large broadcast vehicles are sometimes necessary, they more often represent a major overhead in costs, especially when only a fraction of the system is used for a specific application or event. Instead of operating a fleet of several large vans, Mediatec uses a wide range of medium-sized OB vans that can be linked together and scaled up to form larger systems.
When the individual MediorNet systems installed on Mediatec OB vans are connected, they form one integrated infrastructure that feels and functions as a single system, expanding Mediatec’s configuration options and extending its flexibility.
To enable video connectivity between two remote locations, Mediatec has equipped each OB van with a stagebox system consisting of one or two MediorNet Compact PRO devices. Connected via simple fibre links, the Mediatec stageboxes can transport up to 16 HD video signals to the OB vans.