New QTV facility relies on Riedel
QATAR: Qatar TV (QTV) has installed an extensive Riedel intercom system across its brand-new state-of-the-art 5,000 sq-m broadcast facility. Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom, Acrobat digital wireless intercom, Performer digital partyline intercom, and RiFace universal radio interface systems were supplied and integrated by Sony Professional Solutions MEA as part the broadcast solution.
The Doha facility includes a 1,100 sq-m studio that is among the largest in the MENA region. The equipment was reportedly chosen to ensure flexible and clear communications throughout the operation.
‘The Riedel system enabled and even facilitated open voice communications between our different teams, ultimately resulting in more streamlined and efficient operation here at QTV,’ said Abdulkarim Elsabbagh, head of operations at QTV.
The intercom installation at QTV is centred on Riedel’s Artist platform. It features two Artist 128 mainframes and one Artist 64 mainframe, which are networked via a redundant fibre ring for continuous system uptime. As its needs change, QTV can expand this system by adding additional Artist frames to the fibre ring.
The project at QTV has also seen the installation of about 65 intercom panels from the Artist 2000 series. The Artist system also provides VoIP connectivity and Madi interfacing between the facility’s Lawo audio consoles.
The Performer digital partyline intercom and Acrobat digital wireless intercom systems are also integrated with the Artist platform. Additionally, QTV has incorporated professional mobile radios into the installation via Riedel’s RiFace universal radio interface.
‘With the new QTV studios in Doha, Qatar Media Corporation has raised the bar for news production,’ said Ahmed Magd El Din, international sales manager, Middle East at Riedel Communications. ‘Providing a scalable, reliable platform for communications across this facility, the Riedel line of intercom solutions helps QTV to make the most of its exceptional new production capabilities.’