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Riedel’s feat of communication for Sochi Olympics

13 February 2014
Riedel’s feat of communication for Sochi Olympics

Riedel Communications’ MediorNet fibre-based network is supporting the transport of HD video and audio signals, data, and Riedel Artist intercom signals for the duration of the Games. The Mass Cast deployment including 14 transmitters and thousands of receivers and earpieces provided support during the opening ceremonies and will support performances during closing ceremonies.

"The solutions we’re providing in Sochi build on the successful deployment for the London Games, and we are confident that they will serve as yet another example of how Riedel expertise and technology helps live event producers put on amazing and unforgettable shows," said Marc Schneider, director of international projects at Riedel Communications.

Riedel’s modular MediorNet and MediorNet Compact systems have been deployed during the Games in double-redundant rings to serve as a fibre backbone for audio and HD video (with timecode), data, and intercom signal transport within the stadium and several other venues that feed back to the International Broadcast Center (IBC). Eighteen Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom mainframes and an array of headsets and beltpacks will support communications at competition sites.

Within the Fisht Stadium, the MediorNet infrastructure including multiple interfaces and repeater sites, supports wired and wireless Ethernet distribution to enable both a local Wi-Fi network and facilitate programming, coordination, and execution of programme elements during the ceremonies, such as lighting effects and the movement of scenic and flying objects. Supplied and coordinated by Riedel, the installation features 90 discreet radio channels and includes more than 1300 radios and 1000 headsets. The Mass Cast deployment at the stadium is making audio available to artists performing in the opening and closing ceremonies.

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