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Riedel helps refs communicate, Red Bee takes film festivals Over The Top, and more

TVBEurope rounds up the latest products and services news from Riedel Communications, Red Bee Media, Black Box and Lawo

The Swiss Football league is using Riedel Communications’ Bolero S to help its referees communicate with each other.

Riedel is partnering with NEP to provide Bolero S — a managed-service offering built around the its wireless intercom — to drive the SFL’s Video Assistant Referee (VAR) programme.

The intercom system is built around Riedel’s Artist communications infrastructure that provides an individualised, voice-activated, Bolero-based wireless device, with remote support delivered by NEP from SFL’s Technical Operation Centre in Hegnau, Switzerland.

Video Operation Room

An extensive signal transport and routing network based on Riedel’s MediorNet handles video signals from the stadiums to the Video Operations Room in Hegnau. The MediorNet installation includes three MetroN core routers and 28 MicroN high-density media distribution network devices, which operate as decentralised routers. Twelve of the MicroN devices are configured as multiviewers using the MicroN MultiViewer app. To support the Bolero S intercom, an Artist-1024 high-density digital matrix mainframe delivers AES67-compliant communications.


ShortlyFestival launches with Red Bee’s OTT platform

Red Bee Media has provided the platform for newly launched virtual film festival service, ShortlyFilm.

Built on Red Bee’s managed OTT platform, ShortlyFilm aims to offer film festivals a wide range of monetisation options for their content, including pay-per-view for individual films and daily or weekly passes for broader ranges of content throughout a festival. The content can be made available on most devices either through web browsers or dedicated applications for IOS and Android.

“With the help of the team at Red Bee and their OTT platform, we have been able to create a professional streaming offering for film festivals of all sizes who want to bring their content to new and extended audiences”, said Eva Thunell, CEO and founder of Shortly and ShortlyFestival “We are definitely seeing an increased interest in our service since Covid-19, and we expect to sign up many new festivals, in the months and years to come.”

Black Box’s Emerald KVM platform integrates with Lawo VSM

Black Box has announced the integration of its Emerlad KVM platform with Lawo’s Virtual Studio Manager IP broadcast control and monitoring system.

“Because IP offers broadcast and AV markets benefits including scalability, familiarity to IT staff and flexibility in enabling use of virtual machines, IP-based KVM systems are increasingly becoming an integral part of modern broadcast and production environments,” said John Hickey, senior director of KVM and R&D for Black Box. “Integrating easily with other popular systems, such as Lawo’s widely adopted IP control system, VSM, the Emerald platform also simplifies installations for IT and broadcast managers.”