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Versatile comms with Smartpanel

The RSP-2318 Smartpanel is being showcased at IBC, which Reidel claimed would ‘enrich the user experience and change the way broadcasters and A/V professionals communicate’.

According to the company this is the world’s first control panel designed to serve as a powerful multifunctional user interface. It includes three high-resolution, sunlight-readable, multi-touch colour displays, as well as stereo audio, a multilingual character set and 18 keys in 1RU. These features can be further expanded through the use of apps.

Three such apps are now available, offering different levels of functionality for Smartpanel. With the Basic app, users have 12 intercom keys and connectivity to RAVENNA/AES67 or AVB.

The Plus app also has 12 intercom keys and adds an analogue audio port for 4-wire integration and three GPI/Os.

The Pro app has 18 intercom keys and two analogue audio ports for 4-wire integration, three GPI/Os, and the ability to connect an independent second headset.

All three can be expanded via an integrated options slot and are ready for add-ons as well as additional intercom and non-intercom apps. Riedel’s intercom app can be quickly upgraded to the desired edition, without changing any hardware components, said the company.