The European Parliament employed a large-scale MediorNet realtime media network and Artist digital matrix intercom system to meet the signal transport requirements of the 2014 European Parliament elections in Brussels.
During the weeks surrounding the 25 May elections, the fibre-based Riedel installation provided a flexible and redundant network for HD video, audio, and broadcast-quality intercom signal management, routing, and processing.
The large-scale system installed within the parliament buildings included 40 MediorNet frames connected over redundant fibre, two Artist 64 systems, the Riedel RockNet digital audio network, and a number of Riedel panels already in use on site.
The Riedel network enabled DB Video to interconnect seven different broadcast sets with up to 10 cameras each, which were used for press conferences, interviews, and live commentary on the results. An additional 40 SNG and over 60 live stand-up positions were set up throughout, and adjacent to, the parliament buildings to complement these sets.
Thomas Riedel, CEO of Riedel Communications, commented: “The Riedel Benelux team worked closely with DB Video and our counterparts within the European Parliament to make sure that the installed fibre network could support a high volume of signals while maintaining high video and audio quality, as well as flexibility in managing a continually changing array of sources and outputs.”