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Fjord Film selects Riedel for OB van nerve centre

Vehicle includes MediorNet real-time signal transport, processing, and routing technology and Artist digital matrix intercom

Danish production company Fjord Film has selected Riedel Communications to provide the unified signal transport core of its new OB van.

The vehicle includes both Riedel’s MediorNet real-time signal transport, processing, and routing technology and its Artist digital matrix intercom, forming the signal distribution and communications nerve centre for the van.

The Riedel MediorNet systems include a MetroN core router and 13 MicroN high-density media distribution devices running the Standard, MultiViewer, and Processing Apps. The Processing App provides colour correction in the RGB and YCbCr colour spaces, as well as up/down/cross-conversion and multiviewers.


All of these capabilities are natively compatible with the MediorNet Compact Pro stageboxes. For intercom, MediorNet interfaces with Artist over MADI.

Through an Ember+ link, the MediorNet software interacts with the van’s broadcast control system for unified control. The built-in audio routing capabilities in MediorNet remove the need for a separate audio router.

“12 years ago, we ventured into the OB world with a small van and a Riedel Artist S 32 node,” said Jesper Fjord, CEO, Fjord Film. “We have been relying on the Artist ecosystem ever since, and now, with our fifth OB truck, we are delighted to be able to deploy an extensive Riedel solution based on MediorNet and Artist. These decentralised systems give us a degree of flexibility that would be unattainable with traditional centralised solutions.”