G20 Brisbane relies on MediorNet for complete redundancy
AUSTRALIA: In addition to providing communication services throughout the recent two-day G20 summit in Brisbane, Riedel Australia deployed an extensive MediorNet fibre infrastructure and more than 200 Hytera DMR radios at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC). The BCEC expanded its single-mode fibre network for the event, greatly increasing its capacity. The company also purchased a number of Riedel's MediorNet frames to use in conjunction with rented MediorNet systems during future events.
‘In planning for the G20 summit, we knew that redundancy was of the utmost importance, so Riedel's MediorNet immediately sprang to mind,’ said BCEC A/V project manager Richard Saunders. ‘During the event, we would get requests for immediate visibility into specific areas, and MediorNet gave us access to video within seconds. Without this Riedel network, such demands would have required 15 minutes of repatching.’
In total, 37 MediorNet frames were installed throughout the BCEC, providing complete path and signal redundancy for the large number of HD video channels, Ethernet tunnels, and audio and comms channels used for the summit. Alongside the host broadcast services provided by NEP Australia, MediorNet reportedly enabled real-time transport of video feeds to and from the main conference rooms, media suites, hospitality areas, security zones and delegates’ offices. In addition, the solution enabled the BCEC team to embed and de-embed any audio source to and from the video streams, providing delegates with the ability to select specific-language audio feeds to accompany the video streams.
‘The standards required for the extreme scale of the G20 Summit and the event's requirements for delivery of extremely sensitive pictures were handled by Riedel gear without a hitch and without any loss of quality, often at a moment's notice,’ added Mr Saunders. ‘This is the kind of performance that sets Riedel's MediorNet solution apart from any other.’