Riedel Communications has completed the expansion of its new R&D hub in Vienna for the acceleration of innovation in IP-enabled hardware and software solutions.
The expansion doubles the size of the Vienna offices neighbouring the Euro Plaza technology park, providing support for customers across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Riedel’s Vienna team handles front- and backend development, automated test software, FPGA programming, PCB layout and mechanical design. The expansion positions them to extend the capabilities of the Riedel product portfolio, which currently includes Artist, Bolero and MediorNet.
Originally designed to accommodate up to 55 developers and engineers, the facilities will house additional software developers and commit greater resources to the company’s growing customer base across CEE.
The facility includes a 100-square-metre warehouse to support Riedel’s rental business for customers in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the Balkans, Greece and Austria.
Gernot Butschek, head of development at Riedel’s Vienna location, said: “The team at our Vienna R&D hub has the talent and creativity to deliver products with forward-looking functionality that has the power to transform the broadcast and event industry.
“As the broadcast industry undergoes major disruptive change with the transition to IP-based transport of media signals, our R&D team meets that challenge with innovation.”
Jürgen Diniz-Malleck, Riedel Communications general manager, Austria and CEE, added: “Our offices are well-situated for our growing development team, and they serve as a convenient base for supporting increasing customer activity across CEE markets.
“This is an exciting period of growth for Riedel, and I look forward to seeing the impact of this investment on the Riedel product line and in the success of Riedel customers.”