Swiss University and Riedel create fibre infrastructure9 January 2014
Riedel Communications has partnered with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) in Basel to build a Riedel MediorNet network to provide realtime audio and video across the campus. The MediorNet installation, undertaken cooperatively by Riedel and FHNW, represents the first such fibre infrastructure established at a university in Switzerland.
MediorNet allows users to send any incoming signal to any output or multiple outputs, with a single mouse-click or through a router control system. MediorNet aims to increase the flexibility of any installation while reducing cabling and configuration time. Once installed, MediorNet eliminates the need for rewiring when signal transport requirements change.
"Working with Riedel, we have built a high-performance digital backbone that not only meets the demands of teaching and research activities across campus, but also provides valuable connectivity to the university’s industry, research, and media partners, as well as other educational institutions," said Suresh Surenthiran, digital media systems engineer at FHNW. "The modular MediorNet solution offers an economical yet flexible approach to signal transport, and the resulting high-speed fibre optic infrastructure supports and simplifies visualisation, archiving, 3D modelling, and other processes that enhance and enrich our communications and teaching capabilities."
Erwin Engel, sales manager at Riedel Communications, added: "The fibre backbone installed at FHNW provides educators and students with the realtime A/V and data transport typical of today’s advanced media and communications facilities, providing a richer teaching environment now while preparing students for future careers in an increasingly digital world. This collaboration has been a win-win experience, not only improving A/V and data transport for the university, but also giving our engineers valuable feedback on how fibre-based solutions can best serve educational institutions and applications."